Business Leader - Locomotive, Light Fabrication

Wabtec Corporation

Fort Worth, TX


Position summary

ake 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.

Who will you be working with?

Wabtec is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services. Our team is focused on continually improving our best-in-class production capabilities. We combine deep domain expertise and tenured experience to deliver unparalleled products for our customers. Here you'll interact daily with team members during the problem resolution process and will partner with other key stakeholders to support our internal customers and their responsibilities.

How will you make a difference?

As a member of the Global Operations Equipment group, the Light Fab Business Leader provides frontline leadership for a production team. The Business Leader will demonstrate accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. He/she will drive critical KPIs in safety, quality, and delivery for a large and diverse section of our Locomotive facility. In this role you will integrate and develop manufacturing processes that meet business needs, manage complex and personnel issues, be involved in short and long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

What do we want to know about you?

Are you an influential team player with strong attention to detail? Do you positively influence and elevate the performance of a team? Are you a collaborative and supportive problem solver with a constant focus on continuous improvement?


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of 4 - 5 years of manufacturing experience with increasing responsibility

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience with heavy equipment manufacturing, electrical assembly, welding and/or fabrication

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

  • Inclusive leader able to work in a cross-functional environment and engage functional stakeholders including HR, Finance and EHS

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to identify critical issues and identify the root cause of complex issues

  • Strong propensity for excelling in a demanding environment

  • Experience with Lean methodology in a manufacturing environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

What will your typical day look like?

  • Ensure that your team is operating with the highest environmental health & safety (EHS) standards to drive down environmental & safety incidents, first aids, & recordable injuries.

  • Develop and implement plans to ensure the team meets schedule commitments and ensure production flow

  • Analyze production labor requirements, implementing appropriate capacity decisions within the department's budget

  • Drive key initiatives including EHS, shop productivity, lean, and cycle reductions

  • Champion site teaming culture, drive employee contribution and accountability

  • This role will lead both exempt and direct/HRLY paid team members - he/she will demonstrate leadership in problem resolution, resource utilization and career counseling

  • Create & administer comprehensive training plans to ensure that your team members are equipped & trained to do their jobs.

  • Provide clear communication and operational guidance to management and other Wabtec employees on a daily basis.

  • Work as part of a cross functional team, driving a "one team" focus, dedicated to customer success within the shop.

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, OSHA work practices, and industry/site-specific work rules.

  • Work with various MRP, quality, and MES software systems to manage material and other systemic requirements.

What about the physical demands of the job?

  • Exposure to shop floor requires wearing PPE

  • Walking, climbing, stooping, bending, lifting is all part of the hands on learning process

You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

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.