Fabrication Plant Manager

  • Job Reference: 1108657248-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Wabtec Corporation
  • Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Role Summary/Purpose

The Plant Manager role for the Erie Fabrication facility will have full business leadership responsibility for the remanufacturing of fabricated and machined weldments and related components. This role will lead the site leadership team in the execution of continuous improvement focused around EHS and Site Compliance, Quality and Reliability, Customer On-Time Delivery, Functional Cost, Inventory, and Culture.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for employee health and safety, regulatory compliance, and sustainability.
  • Utilize lean and continuous improvement methods to drive improvements in safety, reliability, quality, cost, and on time delivery.
  • Ensure financial controllership related to work-order transactions, inventory, and functional cost.
  • Establish site strategy ensuring investment and other required resources are aligned to achieve longer-term outcomes.
  • Collaborate cross functionally to execute new product introduction schedules
  • Work with team to implement projects to improve efficiency and reduce product cost through optimized work scopes.
  • Drive and sustain culture of accountability, compliance, and operational excellence with both hourly and exempt workforce.
  • Ensure assigned employees are aware / comply with all Wabtec, government, customer and applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Develop necessary capacity and business contingency plans to ensure continued ability to delivery to customers when demand changes or facility problems arise.
  • Provide ongoing leadership, counseling, and support for plant team, guiding them in current positions and assisting with career development and training.
  • Provide strategic leadership to the operations teams

Relocation will be offered for candidates that are eligible within guidelines.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a Plant Management role and/or large business leader or value stream leader role/or equivalent operational experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Prior Operational leadership experience in Union and Non-Union facilities
  • Depth in EHS, shop operations, customer services operations, manufacturing engineering, quality, materials, sourcing, and material logistics in a heavy manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize lean, 5s, and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Ability to adapt and flex in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to drive accountability, improve culture, and influence
  • Strong track record of coaching & team engagement skills
  • Strong understanding of operations and business financials including shop functionals, UX variance, and inventory
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

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