Production Supervisor

Wabtec Corporation

Kansas City, MO


Position summary

ake 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.

Who will you be working with?

You will be working with other key stakeholders to support the plant and our operations.

How will you make a difference?

As a member of the operations teams, you will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to up to 50 of our union hourly remanufacturing technicians, while collaborating with members of the plant leadership team to remanufacture traction motor combos. Remanufacturing is the process of receiving in a non-functional combo, completing an inspection, determining the condition-based work scope that needs to be applied, and then processing the combo per our standard operating procedure. Production Supervisors will report to the Operations Manager and will be responsible for all facets of the manufacturing process. Production Supervisors will work closely with our hourly remanufacturing technicians, plant functional leaders, and our services teams to ensure that we meet our operating metrics of safety, service, quality, and cost.

What do we want to know about you?

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (preferably in Engineering)

  • Previous leadership experience (preferably in business or manufacturing environment)

  • Working knowledge of Lean principles and continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated ability to meet operating targets (preferably in a manufacturing environment)

  • Demonstrates strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Flexibility to work all shifts

What will your typical day look like?

  • Providing leadership and direction to our hourly team leads and remanufacturing technicians.

  • 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.)

You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

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.