Teknor Apex

Production Manager

US-CA-City of Industry
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Celebrating over 90 years…


Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.


In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service.  Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


As a Production Manager you will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and leading staff, equipment, materials and activities used in the manufacturing process. The primary objective is to effectively lead and manage as you organize, coordinate and allocate all necessary resources to ensure attainment of safety, quality and production goals within the facility. The secondary objective is to consult with other production managers on processing issues and solutions. Responsible for ensuring direct reports (supervisors) maintain a good working relationship with the union by following the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.


Qualifications & Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as chemistry or engineering. 
  • Four to six years of production and/or process management experience; experience in the manufacture of vinyl compounds is a plus.
  • Demonstrated abilities to lead and manage a production group to achieve positive results. 
  • ERP experience is preferred. 
  • Proven experience promoting safety and quality management practices.
  • Demonstrated skills in organizational, motivational, analytical and problem-solving; providing strong leadership and a well-defined customer focus. 
  • Experience in implementing continuous improvement projects such as lean manufacturing and/or six sigma is a plus.
  • Experience in a union environment and working with a collective bargaining agreement highly desired. 
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are needed.

Our best performers possess the following core competencies:

  • A strong leader who builds teams and fosters teamwork.
  • Someone who recognizes team contributions and achievements. A person who demonstrates the ability to coach and support each department member to achieve results. 
  • A manager who consistently reinforces safety procedures and continuously requires compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • A leader who identifies high potential individuals and provides them with opportunities for growth.
  • As department manager, one who can identify varied resources needed and produces realistic action plans to achieve results.
  • Someone who is able to exercise sound judgment in new situations and considers emerging opportunities as well as risks when discussing solution options and making recommendations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and motivate others to meet tight deadlines.
  • Hands on involvement in creating and executing solutions.
  • Employee development and succession planning.
  • Create and conduct employee performance reviews.
  • Lead production with multiple lines and 3 shifts.


Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees. We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

  • Medical w/prescription drug coverage
  • Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k w/company match 
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Service Recognition 



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