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Manager, Operations - LED lighting

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Job Description: LUMINII ( - a Rapidly growing LED lighting Manufacturing and Assembly Facility in Niles, IL JOB TITLE: Operations Manager, LED lighting Great Benefits; Good Company Culture; Clean Facility *Hiring, Growing and Practicing Safe, Healthy work habits even during the Pandemic!!! SUMMARY: Luminii is looking for a LED Lighting Operations Manager located at its Niles Facility. This successful candidate will have previous lighting or electronics assembly operation experience. This key position will be the operations leader, overseeing and coordinating planning; production; quality; shipping; outside vendors; and information systems. Will be responsible to direct and coordinate all efforts to achieve performance and productivity goals, ensure on-time delivery, maintain quality and minimize operating expenses, while ensuring employee safety. Will be a member of the operations management team and partner closely with corporate supply chain management to implement the company materials strategy. Will work closely with sales leadership and engineering to deliver on new product introduction and excellence in customer service. Driver of constant Continuous Improvement. Will spend significant time at all Luminii Operations locations. RESPONSIBILITIES: Organize site operations with properly trained manpower to meet operational requirements (Making necessary manning/overtime adjustments to support monthly production and shipping goals)Perform production planning to ensure a balanced production capacityDevelop lean processes to allow for operational scalingDrive capacity and productivity improvement projects aiming at cost savings using process improvement techniques (6Sigma, Lean: Kaizen, 5S etc. as appropriate), working cross-functionally with all other departmentsActive participation and leadership in corporate NPI, Key Issues and Stage Gate ProcessesContribute to corporate task forces on key initiativesDevelop, implement, document, continuously improve and enforce company operational policies and procedures for EHS, quality, delivery, inventory performance, and cost productivityCoach and develop next level operations/production management and staffCoordinate all efforts to have all equipment, dies and fixtures available as neededEnsure all production employees are properly trained on Safety, Quality and job-specific skillAssure product quality maintaining close contact with different support departmentsMaintain close control of operating budget and stay well within operating costs (overtime, manufacturing expenses, etc.)Perform administrative duties concerning company policies, rules, quality (incl RMA) and safetyMaintain positive employee relationshipsAssist Human Resources in resolving employee problems by analyzing data, investigating issues, identifying solutions and recommending actionsResponsible for onsite information systems and their interfaces to all other company sites and cloud services. REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS:Preferred MS degree in engineering or Must have BS/BE in Engineering (Mechanical or Manufacturing preferred)10-15 years Manufacturing leadership experience including Production/Materials experienceStrong working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing; 6 Sigma; Kaizen, 5S, etcProven Production Operations experience (Prefer previous lighting assembly experience but electronics assembly operations also considered). Prefer “configuration to order” production experience.ERP experience necessaryUnderstanding of Operations Metrics and managing to metrics and ability to influence metrics through planned decision makingExperience with forecasting manufacturing needs/manufacturing hours to meet key objectivesAPICS CPIM preferredAbility to understand bottleneck in shop, improve, identify opportunity for improvement and implement plan for changeSome proficiency in Solidworks to review designs; bonus to know AutoCAD; Adobe Creative SuitesOutstanding communication ability across all audiences, including change managementExcellent organizational and leadership skillsTeam PlayerStrong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach COMPETENCIES: · Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce. · Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values. · Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. · Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional employee/customer situations; Responds promptly to employee/customer needs; Solicits employee/customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments. · Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention. · Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies employee/customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills. · Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. · Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities. · Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIORNMENT:Occasionally required to stand (will be on the floor with production staff)Frequently required to sitContinually required to talk or hearSome domestic and international travel may be required (to other Luminii site and supplier and client meetings, etc.). **Besides actively promoting the BEST work/life balance, Luminii offers a significant benefits package including: · Medical Insurance & Dental Insurance – 2 choices through Guardian for a Managed Care Plan or a PPO · Vision Insurance – VSP · FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and HSA (Health Savings Account) · EAP (Employee Assistance Program) · Tuition Reimbursement Plan · Life Insurance · Supplemental short-term and long-term disability plans · Vacation pay per company policy · Sick pay per company policy · 10 company holidays · Paid Winter Holiday Break · 401(k) – (with company matching – 100% up to 3% of employee salary and 50% of another 2%) · Pet Insurance Luminii, is an equal opportunity employer Check us out: Company Description: Luminii -; a rapidly growing LED lighting manufacturer in Niles, IL is expanding and seeking a Manager of Operations from Lighting industry or electronics industry, also seeking facilities/repair tech and 2 shipping folks for the first shift. These are full time roles with benefits - NOT a temp to perm. Great culture and ability to grow within the company! Clean environment!

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Rapidly growing LED Lighting manufacturer with a fantastic culture & benefits. Production area and Labs being expanded now!

Luminii -; a rapidly growing LED lighting manufacturer in Niles, IL is expanding and seeking a Manager of Operations from Lighting industry or electronics industry, also seeking facilities/repair tech and 2 shipping folks for the first shift. These are full time roles with benefits - NOT a temp to perm. Great culture and ability to grow within the company! Clean environment!


7777 N. Merrimac Avenue; Niles
Niles, IL