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Leader - Production in Wooster, OH at Schaeffler Group

Date Posted: 3/5/2019

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Job Description

Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking a Leader – Production for our LuK USA facility in Wooster, OH.  This position is responsible for producing components that exceed customer requirements and expectations.

Key duties include but not limited to:
  • 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
  • Responsible for planning, procurement, implementation and commissioning of new capital equipment for new programs and capacity increases
  • 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
  • Will also be directly involved with determining manufacturing feasibility of new products
  • 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
  • Will monitor the routing systems, plan capacities for new processes
  • Will optimize current processes utilizing time studies and workflow knowledge
  • Must provide oversight and direction to employees in accordance with Schaeffler policies and procedures as well as assist employees in setting goals
  • Must lead employees by creating training and development plans, coaching employees, and providing feedback in regards to employee performance, quality, and safety
  • 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
  • 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

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates will have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Advanced engineering & physics knowledge
  • Superior knowledge of the automotive manufacturing industry
  • Business acumen
  • Experience in CNC Machining, Grinding, Welding, Stamping, Heat Treatment, or Assembly operations
  • SAP & Microsoft Office
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication ability (written & verbal)
  • Advanced presentation skills
  • Extremely self-motivated & driven to achieve results
  • Continuous improvement approach
  • Assertive approach to solving problems
  • Ability to prioritize and make decisions
  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering related field

Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans