Siemens Manager Production Support in Sacramento, California

Manager Production Support

Locations:Sacramento, California

Job Family: Manufacturing


English (US)

Job Description

Division: Mobility

Business Unit: Urban Transport

Requisition Number: 212728

Primary Location: United States-California-Sacramento

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree

Travel Required: No

Division Description:

Mobility goes digital. Getting quickly and efficiently from A to B is a given these days. But passengers expect more – and municipalities, transport operators and industry have to meet these needs.

The Mobility Division of Siemens AG is the global market leader for mobility solutions that enable the efficient, safe and ecofriendly transport of people and goods – and help improve the quality of everyday life for millions of people around the globe. Our range of offerings includes rail vehicles, rail automation, road traffic management systems and rail electrification. Our data-driven services offer customers unrivaled value-added in the rail sector. Our intelligent mobility solutions increase the availability of infrastructure, optimize throughput and create a new quality of passenger experience. We call this Ingenuity for Life.

Job Description:

Position Overview

The Manager of Production Support is responsible for supporting internal production customers in the manufacture of locomotives, passenger coaches and light rail vehicles.

Manage three groups responsible for 1) plant equipment maintenance (facilities, building, and grounds maintenance is managed by a third party and is not included in this scope of responsibility), 2) tool crib, and 3) internal transportation of in-process rail vehicles. This position will lead a department of 20-30 team members and will ensure requirements are met for safety, cost, quality, and schedule.


  • Responsible for the development of support strategy for manufacturing operations, including budget planning and cost control for Maintenance, internal Transportation movements, and Tool Crib operations.

  • Manage the installation, repair and maintenance of production equipment, including planning and execution of preventive and predictive maintenance programs to ensure overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

  • Manage Transportation schedule to satisfy production schedule demands of multiple departments and projects. Involves the movement of car shells and assembled rail vehicles between carshell welding, finishing, assembly and test.

  • Ensure Tool Crib effectively supports provision of tools and consumables to production employees and departments. Evaluate spending and consumption data and develop strategies to optimize cost. Manage integrated MRO supplier.

  • Develop, monitor and meet department budgets and business plans

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

  • Support capital budget planning for required equipment acquisition and upgrades.

  • Develop a strong team through effective recruiting, training, evaluation and coaching of team members. Manage individual employee performance issues, including but not limited to bi-annual performance reviews, promotions, transfers, leave of absence, and disciplinary actions.

  • Manage contracts and onsite activities of OEMs and 3 rd party service providers for equipment maintenance and repair. Develop in-house repair and maintenance capabilities for specific equipment as required.

  • Manage computerized maintenance management (CMM) system and spare parts inventory.

  • 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.

  • Ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Ensure all Team Members are trained in, and observe, safe work practices.

  • Drive lean manufacturing and 5S principles and initiatives to eliminate waste. Develop and implement measures to improve production efficiency, equipment performance, and product quality.

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

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

  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in related technical field or equivalent experience.

  • At least 10 years of equipment maintenance management experience in a heavy manufacturing environment.

  • 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,

  • Management experience with preventative & predictive equipment maintenance programs.

  • Experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of complex production equipment is required (e.g. Weld machines/robots/positioning devices, CNC mills, PLC controlled equipment, CMM measurement equipment, paint and blast booths, heavy load transporters ).

  • Strong leadership skills in problem solving, project management and process improvement

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Engineering degree is preferred.

  • CMMS experience, preferably with mPulse or similar maintenance management software.

  • Strong Technical skills in electronics, electrical, mechanical, pneumatics, hydraulics, and controls/PLC.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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