The Leader - Production is responsible for managing all aspects of scheduling, procurement of components, equipment maintenance, project and process planning and employee resource planning within a CNC Machining, Grinding, Welding, Stamping, Heat Treatment, or Assembly department in Business Unit Transmission Technologies in Schaeffler Group North America at the Wooster, Ohio facility.
This position holds the responsibility for planning, procurement, implementation and commissioning of new capital equipment for new programs and capacity increases. The Leader - Production must be very proactive in getting accurate information and will interface with Product Development to understand future projects and what process development will be required. The Leader - Production will also be directly involved with determining manufacturing feasibility of new products. In order to be effective, the Leader - Production must have an excellent understanding and working knowledge of CNC Machining, Grinding, Welding, Stamping, Heat Treatment, or Assembly operations. A strong understanding of tooling concepts is also necessary. The Leader - Production will monitor the routing systems, plan capacities for new processes. The Leader - Production will optimize current processes utilizing time studies and workflow knowledge.
The Leader - Production must provide oversight and direction to employees in accordance with Schaeffler policies and procedures as well as assist employees in setting goals. The Leader - Production must lead employees by creating training and development plans, coaching employees, and providing feedback in regards to employee performance, quality, and safety. The Leader - Production will be required to mentor and empower their employees to foster a team environment and have strong conflict management skills, be able to maintain employee work schedules, manage multiple projects at once, and have ability to make quick effective decisions. Due to the fact that this individual will interface frequently with both local and international Schaeffler associates, as well as with external customers; excellent communication skills are critical. Travel may be required for this position.
This position is required to know and understand the current specifications of the Quality Policy and procedures, as well as the Safety and Environment Policy and procedures and contribute to the achievement of the company objectives. In addition to the duties listed above, the position holder must carry out tasks assigned by his supervisor that are essentially related to his duties.