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Production Manager - Fabrication 

LOCATION: Nixa / Missouri (US-MO), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 1010 |


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



The Production Manager is directly managing day to day operations, monitoring, and following up of all manufacturing processes and personnel. Day-to-day operations management related to intracompany and outside metal fabrication processing. This position will be accountable for all activities related to the custom metal manufacturing operation, including process management, machinery operation and maintenance, and management of the hourly production team.


Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Staff and production management consists of daily work assignments delegated to salaried staff and hourly production employees.
  • Individual is required to oversee a clean and safe work environment complying with all state and local governmental agencies. 
  • This person is responsible for recruiting new employees, discipline, and discharge when necessary.
  • Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  • Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  • Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.


Skills and Competencies

  • Technical Capacity
    • Knowledge/understanding of property descriptions.
    • Basic knowledge of quantitative methods/statistical procedures and graphic skills.
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management


Supervisory Responsibility
This position has supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment
The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e., noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc. 


Physical Demands
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.


Required Education and Experience

  • Individual should have extensive experience in the field of custom metal fabrication and OEM manufacturing in a high mix/low volume job shop environment
  • The individual should have 10-15 years of on-job knowledge and hands-on mechanical aptitude.
  • Experience in manual airless paint spraying and semi-automatic powder coating lines.


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Individual should be able to step into a small job shop environment and lead the manufacturing team in their efforts to produce products using a variety of metal forming and fabrication processes.
  • Experience in working with CNC/NC computer-controlled fabrication and manual driven equipment with in-depth exposure in the programming functions and troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical, and electronic issues.
  • Clear knowledge of welding processes complying with American Welding Society AWS D1.1 and American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME Sec IV standards and certifications. Good knowledge of processes using GTAW, FCAW and GMAW welding processes is a requirement.
  • Just in time scheduling of jobs and ability to forward plan with little notice to adapt to emergency customer needs. 
  • Exposure and some hands-on experience in operating fabrication equipment, such as: Sheet Lasers, Plasma cutters, Press Brakes, CNC Turret Press, Punch Presses, Hydro Presses, Bead Rollers, Plate and Sheet Rolls, Wire Feed Welding Machines, Tig Welding Machines, Carbon Arc, Forklifts, and Cranes.

From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!

Nearest Major Market: Springfield