Manager – Welding Production for Rail Car Manufacturing

Job Description

Manager – Welding Production for Rail Car Manufacturing

The Manager of Welding Production leads multiple departments in the fabrication of carbon steel and stainless steel carshells for light rail vehicles, locomotives, and passenger coaches to meet project requirements for quality, schedule, and cost. Managing multiple group-leads and supervisors on multiple shifts with a total of 200 welders.



  • Drive Zero Harm @ Siemens by ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. Ensure all Team Members are trained in, and observe, safe work practices.

  • Plan production operations, define work flow, and establish priorities and production sequences to meet project and interdepartmental requirements.

  • Meet project targets for direct labor hours, schedule and quality.

  • Develop, monitor and meet department budgets and business plans.

  • Establish, monitor, and adjust manpower and applicable equipment planning to meet production demands.

  • Ensure development and documentation of best practice work standards and ensure all team members are properly trained for their assigned tasks.

  • Drive lean manufacturing and 6S principles and initiatives to eliminate waste.

  • Ensure positive communication with entire team on a regular basis to keep them informed of work status, department performance, process changes, and company policies.

  • Develop and implement measures to improve production efficiency, equipment performance, and product quality.

  • Develop and maintain appropriate KPI’s along with benchmarks and targets that provide a clear indication of department performance, performance trends, and potential problem areas.

  • Manage production departments to satisfy the demands of multiple projects.  

  • Work collaboratively with other department managers to insure coordinated support of all production needs.

  • Complete other duties and responsibilities as required.

  • Bachelors Degree in related field or equivalent experience

  • At least 10 years’ experience managing industrial / heavy-metal welding and fabrication operations.

  • At least 10 years’ experience in OEM capital equipment manufacturing operations, in a schedule driven, high mix/low volume, engineer-to-order, project environment.

  • Proficient in MS Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Valid CWI and AWS certifications are a plus.



  • Ability to lead and motivate a direct labor workforce

  • Develop relationships: Excellent coach and team builder

  • Strong analytical, communication and leadership skills

  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex problems.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple internal customers.

Job ID: 185903

Organization: Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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