Operations Leader

Wabtec Corporation

Kansas City, MO


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.


Operation leader is accountable for managing supply chain activities addressing; EHS, Quality, TOP, delivery and compliance concerns for a given manufacturing facility.  The Operation Leader has direct responsibility for manufacturing process and oversees all financial costs.  Is responsible to Integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization.  Involved in both short-term and Mid-term production planning.  Provide the operational leadership needed to drive profitability and growth.


  • Providing leadership and direction to the flow leaders and hourly team leads.
  • Maintain a safe work environment by providing training and enforcement of corporate and site initiatives, rules and guidelines. 
  • Promote product quality through proper employee training, completion of training records, and ensuring our standard operating procedures are followed.
  • Delivering production on schedule, to meet both internal and external customer demand.
  • Driving continuous improvement by engaging people in active problem solving, by analyzing trends to solve the root cause of problems.
  • Managing the operation to meet business financial plans. 
  • Manage and coordinate staffing to achieve production goals, while cross training the team to allow for flexibility and a stable operation. 
  • Utilize data to discover trends and eliminate sources of product defects. 
  • Support other business objectives and projects, that allow us to solve problems for our customers and our employees.
  • Administrative and managerial standard work (training documentation, payroll processing, updating of reports, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree or from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 8+ years of operational experience, especially in the manufacturing environment
  • Strong Project management and working knowledge of ISO9001/2000 and AAR M1003 Section J
  • Strong knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and statistical methodologies
  • Knowledge of financial controls and business tracking systems
  • Strong team leadership, team building and interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills

Training requirements:

  • Completion of my learning courses where required

  • Demonstrate ability to provide leadership and direction in manufacturing environment

  • Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills


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.