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Integration Program Manager

Midwest Can Company

This is a Contract position in Franklin Park, IL posted March 26, 2020.

COMPANY PROFILE: Over 70 years ago, (in a small shop) in Chicago, IL, a returning World War II Navy veteran established the Midwest Can Company and began manufacturing portable gas cans for the American consumer.

What began as a company dedicated to the sole production of metal containers has since evolved into a corporation offering a wide range of container solutions that meet our customers growing needs and requirements.

To learn more about what we do at Midwest Can Company please visit our website at http://www.midwestcan.com JOB SUMMARY The Integration Program Manager is responsible for planning and coordinating the integration of new manufacturing equipment, processes and products into the plant.

The Integration Program Manager is also responsible for overseeing and helping to develop the plant’s long-term manufacturing strategy.

Job duties include planning and executing projects related to plant infrastructure and facilities, managing/coordinating contractors, coordinating production line integrations, and working closely with engineering and operations to develop long-term plans.

Duties and Responsibilities: Project management including timelines, budgets cost/benefit analyses, risk analyses, resource mapping, goal setting status updates, and new product development.

Stewardship over the plant’s long-term equipment and infrastructure plan, including floor layouts, capacity models, and 1-5 year equipment and product line plans.

Capital requests and management.

Delivery of projects in support of manufacturing equipment integration, including equipment relocation, new line installations, facilities upgrades, and construction projects.

Development of manufacturing strategies to ensure the long-term success of the plant in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, and cost.

Project work may include development and testing new manufacturing equipment and technologies, supporting new product development, technical problem solving, equipment validation, and managing equipment vendors.

Change management including Factory Acceptance Testing and Equipment Validation.

Technical writing including machine specifications, validation protocols, capital requests, and test reports.

Concept development including prototype and new product testing.

Help to coordinate project activities among engineering, operations, planning, facilities, equipment vendors, and contractors.

Act as the liaison between engineering and operations.

Manufacturing Integration and Global Reals Estate and Construction teams.

Manage external contractors/vendors during building expansions or improvements, including creating scopes of work, requesting quotes, coordinating timelines and managing capital budgets.

Improve plant safety through safety improvement projects and improved equipment ergonomics.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Work Experience Requirements Strong Project Management abilities and experience Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (engineering or related field) required.

Excellence communication skills Prefer 3 years of manufacturing experience Experience with manufacturing layouts and production flow optimization Some practical Auto CAD and/or 3D CAD experience High-speed manufacturing experience Blow molding and/or injection molding experience Product R&D experience Machine Design experience New Product Development experience Knowledge of MS Project, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint