Teknor Apex

  • Production Manager

    Job Locations US-RI-Pawtucket
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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.


    In the role of Production Manager you will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling staff,equipment, materials and activities used in the manufacturing, of finished products. This position secures, organizes, coordinates, and allocates necessary resources to ensure attainment of safety, quality, and production goals.


    • Plan, direct, organize, implement and maintain systems to achieve goals in the area of:
    1. Safety- Ensuring 100% Compliance to OSHA requirements and leading the way for behavior based safety
    2. Effectively manage the department’s hourly and salaried workforce.
    3. Customer focus leadership in the areas of production scheduling, response to customer complaints, and effectively partnering with intracompany departments
    4. Quality- Demonstrated ability to create and lead Continuous Quality Improvement teams, and utilize tools such as root cause analysis, FMEA, and other related problem solving tools.
    5. Demonstrated ability to utilize lean tools such as 5S to drive sustained housekeeping efforts and process mapping for shop floor organization and efficiency
    • Position has budget responsibilities and no sales revenue responsibilities.
    • Work requires the application of a variety of procedures, policies, and/or precedents used in combination.
      • Frequently, the application of multiple, technical activities are employed; thus, analytic ability and inductive thinking are required.

    Qualifications & Competencies

    • Must be able to evaluate complex situations, balancing production efficiencies with available equipment and assets.
    • Position requires between 6-8 years of production management experience.
    • BS Degree in Engineering or a technical field preferred.
    • History and passion for meeting performance targets and achieving results. 
    • Demonstrated understanding and abilities in employee relations, safety, quality, ISO concepts and LEAN manufacturing processes.


    The performance impact of this role will be measured by one’s ability to provide team leadership, support and sponsorship for corporate culture and practices, understanding the organization’s mission and functions; develops cooperative working relationship with others; designs and communicates goals to maximize performance.




    Our ideal candidate would have the ability and initiative to take on additional responsibilities within the next couple of years.

     The candidate would be on a progressive career path into other leadership opportunities.



    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.

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



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