Business Leader - TX Mining Machine Shop

Wabtec Corporation

Fort Worth, TX


Position summary

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:

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.

Role Summary/Purpose

The Business Leader will demonstrate accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. This position will drive critical KPIs in safety, quality, and delivery for a section of our Mining Machine Shop facility. This involves integrating and developing 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.

Essential Responsibilities

  • 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 and manage farmout suppliers
  • Drive key initiatives including EHS, Six Sigma, shop productivity, lean, and inventory cycle reductions
  • Champion WMS Teaming culture, drive employee contributions and accountability
  • This role will lead both exempt and direct, HRLY paid team members and will demonstrate leadership in problem resolution, resource utilization, and career counseling. This role will engage with direct staff on three shifts – First and second shifts (Monday through Thursday, 4-day work week, 10-hour shifts) and weekend shift (Friday through Sunday, 3-day work week, 12-hour shifts)


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of Manufacturing experience with increasing responsibility
  • This is a site-based position and requires the employee to work on-site

Desired Characteristics

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or Engineering
  • Previous experience with CNC machining, 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
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Relocation 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.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.