Shop Manager
Titanium Rack Manufacturer - Chicago, IL

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SUPERVISED BY: Co-Owner and President
SUPERVISES: Approximately 25 employees: Laser Technician, Set-Up/Machine Operators, Welders, Shear Operators, Shipping Clerk, Shipping Assistant, other shop employees


  • Responsible for manufacturing activities performed by assigned department(s) ensuring that fabrication and delivery meets quality standards and is on time and on budget
  • Coordinate with various departments, including sales, engineering, and purchasing to ensure a steady flow of information
  • Design and build jigs for welders
  • Develop tactical plans for achieving company goals, plans and priorities
  • Analyze requirements for personnel, tooling, equipment and facilities and requests/justifies additions
  • Approve first piece inspection to ensure that parts meet specifications
  • Initiate improvements in performance, productivity, and cost effectiveness
  • Monitor deadlines in Approach database. Delete when complete
  • Provide calibration and maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Ensure that safety standards are met at all times. Complete safety forms
  • Provide first-aid if needed
  • File workers comp and OSHA forms, follow-up with paperwork as needed.
  • Provide fork lift safety training and instruction
  • Analyze requests for tooling and equipment additions and changes. Make decisions
  • Conduct research, collect bids, and make purchases of machines and other equipment


  • Responsible for the supervision and efficient utilization of all production personnel
  • Plan, schedule, and control activities of production personnel
  • Approve payroll of factory employees
  • Ensure only trained personnel are assigned to task and equipment
  • Interview, hire, and fire if necessary, employees. Provide necessary disciplinary action(s).

Train workforce and ensures skill level and competency of production personnel

  • Provide guidance and direction to shop team to ensure efficiency
  • Decide compensation levels for shop personnel
  • Lead weekly shop safety meetings
  • Responsible for creating a supportive culture, which includes:

o Assuming positive intent ; listening actively and demonstrating mutual respect
o Communicating proactively – no surprises
o Working collaboratively to facilitate agreement and resolve conflict
o Exchanging feedback on behaviors to seek closure
o Publicly and privately supporting decisions once they have been made

Facilities Management

  • Responsible for overseeing all aspects of facilities management. Analyze requests for facilities repairs. Coordinate contractors
  • Review and renew HVAC contract, roofing contract, and other building maintenance contracts requirements
  • Keep abreast of the various inspections (OSHA, etc.) and licensing requirements needed (fire department, exhaust, boiler, etc.). File forms, pay fees, schedule inspections

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