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Location: Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0012215
Date Posted: Oct 15, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Ground Equipment Manager in Batesburg, SC. who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

Ground Equipment Management work encompasses managing/coordinating teams and processes across multiple manufacturing areas including:

- Production Engineering / Manufacturing Process Development.

- Tool and Die/Model Making.

- Production Operations (i.e., assembly, material forming/shaping, processing, treating, packaging, etc.).

- Production Planning/Control A Manager (M3) manages experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in assignments.


• Ensure the respect of the plant budget by implementing corrective action plans when needed.

• Ensure the monitoring and continuous improvement of the plant processes KPIs in order to guarantee the compliance with the expected levels of performances.

• Ensure the definition of the “New Products” processes and tools.

• Contribute to the definition of the Company Make/Buy strategy by a factually-based-analysis.

• Ensure the implementation of the Company MAKE/BUY strategy.

• Contribute to the MFG budget definition with specific regard to the equipment investments.

• Ensure the monitoring of the Company strategies / MFG action plans (e.g. production transfer to other plants, outsourcing / back sourcing projects).

• Contribute to the definition of the strategic plan for the assigned plant figures (i.e. participating to dedicated meeting with BU Sales / Supply planning Unit).

• Contribute to the definition of action plans to properly manage the balance between demand and plant capacity (e.g. workload analysis, interim workers management, back sourcing of some manufacturing phases, etc.).

• Policy and strategy implementation for short-term results (1 year or less).

• Problems faced are difficult to moderately complex.

• Influences others outside of own job area regarding policies, practices and procedures.


  • Minimum 5 years manufacturing leadership experience in low volume, high mix manufacturing environment.
  • History of successful delivery to a manufacturing schedule with on-time delivery focus.
  • Ability to set priorities for themselves and their teams, effectively manage multiple priorities in a dynamic ever changing workplace.
  • Effective decision making in a timely manner and strong troubleshooting skills to resolve manufacturing issues.
  • Primarily experience with manual assembly operations. Secondarily with manual machining, CNC machining, welding, toolmaking and design.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide teams per ASQDC (Attendance, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Costs).
  • Candidate should demonstrate a high level of motivation, challenging themselves and others to meet or exceed assigned goals and objectives.
  • Strong background in continuous improvement demonstrating "stepping out of their comfort zone" to streamline manufacturing operations. Searching out and eliminating waste.
  • Have the ability converse with various cross-functional teams such as quality control, procurement, planning, engineering...
  • Rail transportation or rail freight experience would be a benefit.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of applications.
  • Proficiency in SAP ERP preferred.
  • Must be able to travel as requested. Usually no longer than a week at a time.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Technical Background

Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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