Lead Production Specialist - Sub Assembly

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: 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.

Job Description

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Operations Coach – Sub Assembly will be responsible for frontline management. In this role, you will direct the daily work activities of production technicians using effective communication and coaching. You will handle day to day responsibilities including time approval and work direction to meet site objectives. This role will continuously resolve issues through immediate action and have input on both short and long-term planning.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide manufacturing / technical assistance and leadership to assigned work group
  • Manage production employees and production schedule requirements to include timekeeping, overtime, time off and discipline
  • Support and meet production schedules, drive productivity (time of product) and quality initiatives, and manage the area within budget guidelines and controls; utilize data analysis to improve safety, decrease quality defects, and increase productivity
  • Communicate and enforce handbook and other plant policies
  • Interface with internal and external customers, define priorities for shift and work group leveraging morning production meetings (and shift change meetings, as needed)
  • Actively participate in Environment, Health and Safety initiatives and corrective actions
  • Actively participate on cross-functional teams and demonstrate necessary leadership and coaching; facilitate operational star point projects and ensure High Performance Work Team objectives
  • Help train and develop skills of production employees; educate production employees on business strategy and metrics

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college OR a High School Diploma / GED with at least 3 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment

Desired characteristics:

  • Previous experience in manufacturing, quality, sourcing or operations, management experience, priority given to applicants who have supervisory experience in a teaming environment
  • Ability to work effectively on a team and serve as a positive change agent
  • Strong analytical skills and willingness to learn and work as technical expert
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize aggressive deadlines
  • Understanding of LEAN and Six Sigma concepts – quality mindset
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, able to provide feedback and address employee issues in a positive manner

Relocation assistance will provided for the right candidate


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.