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Director of Operations

Company: GE Transport
Location: Chillicothe
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company's new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com .

It's not just about your career--- or your job title---it's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters---do things that haven't been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. 1. ABOUT BARBER SPRING, OH Our business philosophy has been to build high-quality hot wound railroad springs at a competitive price and extend personalized service to each customer. Today, Barber Spring combines modern manufacturing equipment and an extensive material handling capability with a flexible workforce supplying a wide range or railroad parts. With approximately 30 employees, Barber Spring, OH has an extensive warehouse facility supporting Standard Car Truck Business Operations by providing wheel chock assembly and reconditioning; and generates -$10 million in revenue annually. 2. PRIMARY PURPOSE This position is responsible for managing both the day-to-day operations of the organization, including operations, manufacturing, services and maintenance to achieve efficient and economical production while maintaining the highest standard of quality and volume requirements. 3. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the implementation of manufacturing schedules, personnel requirements, quality assurance, production standards and safety programs
  • Supervise staff, including hiring, employee communications, training, discipline, evaluation, and termination responsibilities
  • Reduce inventory and assure inventory accuracy
  • Direct and coordinate the production activities so that the manufacturing of products meets quality standards and cost objectives
  • Develop plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees
  • Prepare all safety and environmental reports
  • Review production costs and product quality, and modify production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of division
  • Review financial records to assure accuracy
  • Generate frequent forecasting, financial and operational metrics reporting to Management
  • Recommend budget to management 4. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE --
    • BS: Engineering or Business discipline or ten or more years of related work experience, including management experience and experience working in a production environment
    • Comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing and production concepts and practices.
    • Background including, assembly components, and other specific operations knowledge, such as quality assurance, plant maintenance, and shipping knowledge
    • Experience implementing lean manufacturing concepts including, one-piece flow, 5-S, statistical engineering and kaizen
    • Demonstrate experience leading change and improvement of systems and management standards
    • Computer proficiency Other skills and qualifications
      • Prior hot wound spring experience strongly preferred
      • Excellent verbal and written communication/language skills required to include the ability to provide written and verbal instructions, compile and present business reports/correspondence, and present information clearly.
      • Interpersonal and supervisory skills, such as emotional competency, coaching, providing feedback, and evaluating performance of subordinates, and the ability to coach and motivate employees.
      • Capable of planning and organizing work and processes; ability to direct multiple projects and meet deadlines.
      • Analytical and reasoning ability for problem solving, strategic planning and creativity/innovation, and excellent judgment for complex decisions
      • Interpersonal skills to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
      • Customer service, quality and entrepreneurial orientation
      • Familiarity with AAR quality requirements Relocation lump sum may be provided if you meet eligibility guidelines Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles---people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. Full time R0038467 About Us Want to move the world? Want to innovate and bring that innovation to life? At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential - that of the transportation industry, and yours! Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective success across the vibrant portfolios of Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, we offer employees hands-on opportunities all over the world to shape the future of transportation - as well as their own. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, leveraging our digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services to create transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Along with our industry-leading portfolio of products and solutions for the rail and transit industries, Wabtec is a leader in mining, marine, and industrial solutions. Wabtec celebrates thinkers and doers. Our values included in the About Us page are rooted in innovation, collaboration, inclusiveness, and continuous improvement to solve our customers' toughest challenges. Whether your talents lie in digital solution development, next-gen manufacturing, advanced service delivery, or the spectrum of business functions that support them, Wabtec literally has a world of opportunity for you across our global network. Our employees are the architects of the future. Where will you be tomorrow?

Keywords: GE Transport, Peoria , Director of Operations, Executive , Chillicothe, Illinois

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