production Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Doncaster, United Kingdom


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.

Job Purpose


  • Manage all aspects of production within a single department
  • Ensure job holder and all departmental employees comply with statutory and company regulations
  • Control and improve health & safety of employees in department
  • Deliver products to customers with SoTR at the forefront
  • Control the manufacture of departmental products in line with existing rules
  • Seek improvements in product manufacturing processes
  • Control costs and seek efficiency improvements within department
  • Communicate effectively and demonstrate the company values

Principle Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Ensure all departmental personnel are trained and competent to undertake their roles (A)
  • Own the local departmental safety process (A)
  • Ensure self and all required personnel complete enabling safety processes to reduce injuries i.e SBOs, Near Misses (A)
  • Be an active member of the safety improvement processes across Doncaster site ( R)
  • Ensure all tasks within the department have upto date and practicable risk assessments and safe systems of work (A)


  • Ensure all personnel within the department are trained and competent to carry out their tasks with full recognition of quality and SoTR (A)
  • Ensure the business audit system is followed to check for product manufacture compliance in your department (A)
  • Ensure Quality systems are in place to manufacture product to required standards ( R)
  • Ensure that products are manufactured to Doc Packs and paperwork signed off (A)
  • Ensure self and all required personnel complete enabling quality improvement processes i.e QBOs,QNMs/PQs (R)


  • Deliver products to an agreed schedule (A)
  • Liaise with Planning and other departments to develop a schedule to satisfy customer demand ( R)
  • Declare operational capacity for planning purposes (A)
  • Constantly review progress against schedules to provide early and good communications to the customers (Internal or external) ( R)
  • Provide warranty and after sales support of business products and services.( R) Contribute to tendering activities as appropriate ( R)


  • Seek cost improvements through labour or materials (R)
  • Manage costs to annual budget plan ( R)
  • Contribute to the tendering process ( R)
  • Work with Procurement to ensure materials needs are understood ( R)


  • Manage the departmental operation to achieve weekly, monthly and annual volume plans ( A)
  • Seek productivity improvements within departments to reduce costs and/or increase capacity (A)
  • Own the capacity for their department (A )
  • Actively manage projects with Method Tech assistance to improve waste reduction and product flow ( R)
  • Be an exemplar of communication, particularly through change and daily briefing processes ( R)


  • Communicate effectively with all departmental staff ( R)
  • Ensure all WRL HR policies are deployed and complied with in their local department (A)
  • Undertake disciplinary procedures as required (R) Manage Sickness/absence process for the department ( R)
  • Develop and implement training plans to ensure all departmental staff are legally compliant, undertake tasks in accordance with quality rules and teams are flexible (A)
  • Undertake training needs analysis for business growth ( R )
  • Ensure there is a departmental plan to mentor and support apprentice development ( A)
  • Develop people to work within the Wabtec Values (R )

Safety Responsibility Statement


I acknowledge the following safety responsibilities attributable to my role as a manager and agree to facilitate the criteria therein.

  • The enforcement of safe systems of work
  • Determining changes in hazard and risk as work practices develop
  • Risk and COSHH assessments being carried out for all activities within my area, that suitable safe systems of work and training are developed, implemented and documented
  • Provision of safe equipment, safe working environment, protective equipment
  • The effective communication, to employees under my supervision, of formal safety documentation e.g. Risk and COSHH assessments Housekeeping, cleanliness and amenity facilities serving my areas of responsibility
  • Monitoring safe working practices on a day to day basis
  • Ensuring safety equipment is inspected/replaced as required; that protective equipment is recorded and used in accordance with Manufacturers recommendations
  • Securing the health and safety of all persons within my department.
  • Ensuring that employees within my department are adequately informed, instructed, trained and supervised to safely carry out work on which they are engaged.
  • Disciplinary issues resulting from health and safety issues
  • Adequate investigation of injury accidents, near misses and dangerous occurrences
  • Working arrangements and the safety of agency/temporary/short term contract employees
  • Identifying the need for and the seeking of specialist advice and support

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.