KIK Custom Products

  • Production Unit Manager - 3rd Shift

    Job Location US-IN-Elkhart
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
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  • Overview

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    Site Overview

    Our Elkhart, Indiana plants collectively contain 10 aerosol lines, 7 liquid lines, 3 tube lines, and 2 packaging lines. KIK Elkhart procures, blends, fills and packages a wide variety aerosol and liquid personal care, pharmaceutical, and OTC consumer packaged goods


    Position Summary

    This position requires a strong production leader with prior successful experience developing and training their staff to build a reliable, consistent and sustained team to ensure efficient operations.Will lead a total of 100 employees on the shift. This site manufactures aerosol personal care and hair care products and produces appx 159 million units annually. This person is responsible for the management and coordination of production in order to meet production schedules, quality, and cost objectives through direction of the production supervisors during the assigned shift. KIK's Main plant responsibilities include 7 lines 5 of which are running 5 days a week with 3 shifts and 2 that are running 7 days a week with 2, 12 hour shifts. This position is responsible for 3rd shift.


    Essential Job Functions

    • Responsible for managing the overall daily production process.
    • Ensures adherence to defined quality, GMP and safety standards.
    • Trains and coaches team to meet defined productivity targets.
    •  Assists with identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives.
    • Previews production and operating reports and resolve operational manufacturing and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
    • Develops and works with supervisors/line leaders in all areas such as problem solving, setting and achieving goals, manufacturing processes, scheduling, and equipment problems
    • Partners with engineering/CI to improve the manufacturability of our products.
    • Provides technical support to shop operations in the areas of equipment, layout, tools, fixtures, and machines to ensure low-cost and high-quality products.
    • Encourages and promotes a plant culture of Continuous Improvement and Employee Involvement. 
    • Executes Company and Local Plant initiatives/agenda for HESS and Quality.
    • Executes a Manufacturing Plan and associated Budgets.
    • Manages all staffing requirements for the unit including overtime.
    • Manages Cost and Feasibility requests for new products
    • Responsible for Capital Requests for change parts required for new products or line improvements.
    • Responsible for all training needs and skills inventory matrixes for his department.


    • Bachelor Degree
    • Minimum of 5 years' supervisory experience in production manufacturing environment
    • Strong people leadership and development skills
    • Bilingual a plus



    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!


    KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

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