Leader – Production

Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking a Leader – Production for our Schaeffler Group, USA facility in Fort Mill, SC.  This position is responsible for producing components that exceed customer requirements and expectations.
Key duties include but not limited to:
  • 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
  • Responsible for planning, procurement, implementation and commissioning of new capital equipment for new programs and capacity increases
  • 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
  • Will also be directly involved with determining manufacturing feasibility of new products
  • Must have an excellent understanding and working knowledge of CNC Machining, Grinding, Welding, Stamping, Heat Treatment, or Assembly operations
  • A strong understanding of tooling concepts is also necessary
  • Will monitor the routing systems, plan capacities for new processes
  • Will optimize current processes utilizing time studies and workflow knowledge
  • Must provide oversight and direction to employees in accordance with Schaeffler policies and procedures as well as assist employees in setting goals
  • Must lead employees by creating training and development plans, coaching employees, and providing feedback in regards to employee performance, quality, and safety
  • 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
  • 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

 Qualified candidates will have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Advanced engineering & physics knowledge
  • Superior knowledge of the automotive manufacturing industry
  • Business acumen
  • Experience in CNC Machining, Grinding, Welding, Stamping, Heat Treatment, or Assembly operations
  • SAP & Microsoft Office
  • 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
  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering related field

Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans


Job Function


Primary Location

 United States-South Carolina-Fort Mill 



Manufacturing / Mechanical

Tagged as: Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Production