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Production Leader in Joplin, MO at Schaeffler Group

Date Posted: 12/22/2018

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Job Description

Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking a Production Leader for our Joplin, MO facility. The Production Leader’s primary function is to ensure productivity, quality, cost, delivery and customer satisfaction goals are met or exceeded in their area of responsibility. 

As a general guide a PL will have two to six Team Leaders reporting to them as well as the appropriate technicians and specialist. The PL total employee span of control target is between 50 – 70 employees. A reasonable span of control is necessary for the PL to execute their duties and responsibilities. The size of the shop floor area and complexity of the product portfolio are variables that must be considered in determining span of control.

The role and duties of the PL are multi-faceted. Supervisor to Team Leaders is the most critical role of the PL and drives many of the other duties of the PL. These duties support the Team Leaders ability to execute at a high level. Examples of these duties are: EHS Advocate; Production Planning; Staffing, SFM & KPI’s; MOVE & CIP; Engineering/Technical Support; Financial Controls - Budget & PCR; Audits: PM, Safety, Training & Qualification, etc.

Technicians and Specialist reporting to the PL can have multiple shift responsibilities that coincides with PL duties. PL’s may have only one shift responsibilities in one or more areas based on operational needs, size of the shop floor area, and complexity of the product portfolio.

The objective of the PL position is to lead those employees directly reporting to them as well as dotted line in the production area(s) under their responsibility and manage the boundaries of these areas. Boundary management is critical in ensuring their work areas are provided the necessary resources, materials, information and services from support areas. This in turn enables the work area(s) to operate efficiently, and effectively thus improving productivity, quality, costs and customer satisfaction. Standardization is ensured in a consistent and sustainable manner.

Job Requirements

  •         Technical degree preferred or comparable work experience preferably within Schaeffler

  •         Minimum of three years relevant experience as a Supervisor/Team Lead preferably within Schaeffler

  •         Demonstrated leadership skills and business acumen

  •         Broad manufacturing experience, preferably acquired within Schaeffler

  •         Good knowledge of production processes, measurement & inspection procedures, production planning & control, budget process, MS-Office and SAP

  •         Ability to manage and lead team leaders and other direct reports

  •         Strong communication and conflict resolution skills

  •         Experience and knowledgeable of Safety and Health systems

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


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