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Manufacturing Production Leader

Schaeffler Group Wooster Full-Time
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The Manufacturing Production Leader 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 Manufacturing Production Leader 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 Manufacturing Production Leader will also be directly involved with determining manufacturing feasibility of new products. The Manufacturing Production Leader will monitor the routing systems, plan capacities for new processes.   The Manufacturing Production Leader will optimize current processes utilizing time studies and workflow knowledge.
The Manufacturing Production Leader must provide oversight and direction to employees in accordance with Schaeffler policies and procedures as well as assist employees in setting goals.  The Manufacturing Production Leader must lead employees by creating training and development plans, coaching employees, and providing feedback in regards to employee performance, quality, and safety.  The Manufacturing Production Leader 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.


Technical:           - Engineering & physics knowledge
                           -  Knowledge of the automotive  
                           manufacturing industry
                           -  Business acumen
                           -  Experience in CNC Machining, Grinding, Welding,
                   Stamping, Heat Treatment, or Assembly operations
                           -  SAP & Microsoft Office
Interpersonal:     - 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
Educational:       - Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering                                                                                   related field  
Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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Stamping (Metalworking)
Metal Heat Treatments
Computer Numerical Control (Cnc)


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Manufacturing Production Leader
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The Schaeffler Group is a global automotive and industrial supplier. Top quality, outstanding technology, and exceptionally innovative spirit form the basis for the continued success of the company. By delivering high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications, the Schaeffler Group is already shaping “Mobility for tomorrow” to a significant degree. The technology company generated sales of approximately EUR 14 billion in 2017. With more than 92,000 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world’s largest family companies and, with approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries, has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies.

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