Production Supervisor- 3rd shift 

LOCATION: Springfield / Missouri (US-MO), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 4864 | JOB GRADE: 13  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


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.




Oversees and manages all day-to-day production operations, in the assigned production section. Contributes to production planning processes. Allocates personnel resources. Proposes procedures improvements and implements technical infrastructure. Ensures adherence to established quality guidelines and production safety requirements. Determines manufacturing priorities based on established weekly production schedules. Makes daily assignments. Directs all related personnel actions; advices staff, executes performance measurements, etc... Interprets specifications and makes judgments about the acceptability of production that is in process.  Leads all Production Operators in production section assigned.



Essential Functions

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

  1. Provide manpower planning to ensure production schedules are met
  2. Lead the training and qualification process of direct reports   
  3. Facilitate Team meetings to communicate departmental KPI measurements, etc   
  4. Lead and solicit continuous improvement ideas from team members
  5. Conduct departmental audits (safety,5s,etc) 
  6. Ensure employees are following established procedures and Standard work process. 
  7. Address employee performance issues in a timely manner    
  8. Manage the time and attendance system to ensure employees are properly  compensated      
  9. Ensure that all HSE policy and procedures are being followed 
  10. Conduct accident investigations
  11. Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  12. Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  13. Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  14. Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.


Skills and Competencies


  1. Has SAP system knowledge.
  2. Exhibits accident investigation skills.
  3. Has ADP ezLabor knowledge.
  4. Has working knowledge of lean principles.
  5. Exhibits excellent leadership skills.



Supervisory Responsibility

This position has >10 direct personnel, and 5-10 indirect personnel.


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


  1. Associate Degree in Process, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering
  2. 3-5 Years of Relevant Experience



Preferred Education and Experience


  1. Lean Manufacturing, 5S, SAP

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!


New York Air Brake LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield