Production Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Buffalo Grove, IL


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.

Every day brings new excitement as a Manager of Production for Wabtec Bus Solutions.  You’ll be on the front line helping a team run production lines for some of the biggest names in the transportation industry.  But most importantly, you’ll get to work with some remarkable people!

Some of the job responsibilities of this position would include:

  • Develop, Training and Lead employees to help them strengthen and improve their skills to keep in line with corporate, division and employee goals.
  • Leading Daily/weekly production meetings,
  • Developing and maintain manufacturing operations business plans,
  • Establishing production and quality control standards,
  • Developing budget and cost controls, and
  • Obtaining data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.

Qualified candidate would also provide guidance to the development of a manufacturing process capacity plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility needs, and tooling and equipment needs. 

Must have knowledge of:

  • Continuous Improvement Process
  • Lean Manufacturing Methods, Kanban
  • Knowledge of 5S and Kaizen
  • Knowledge of Harness Assemblies, mechanical and electromechanical assemblies

Minimum Qualifications for this position requires a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering or operations management or equivalent, or four to six years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Think you have what it takes to join our team?  We would love to meet you and share with you our extensive array of employee benefits here at Wabtec.

Relocation lump sum assistance available for qualified candidates.

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.