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Due to growth and expansion, we are adding an Industrial Engineering Supervisor to our diverse and high performing team. Our Rolling Stock product offerings include light rail vehicles, electric locomotives, diesel-electric locomotives, passenger coaches, and high speed trains  The core manufacturing processes include extensive carshell welding activities, bogie fabrication and assembly, electrical subassembly, finishing and paint, and final assembly. As our Industrial Engineering Supervisor, we will ask you to lead the way in ensuring that production operations are ready to go at the scheduled start of production date with all required instructions, fixtures, and infrastructure, utilizing lean methodologies and practical process knowledge for the total area of responsibility, including your area working team. This is a highly visible, "on the floor" role based in beautiful Sacramento, California.

                                                                                              We offer you Growth, Opportunity and Impact !

What you will be doing:

Aligning with your team on production goals of safety, profitability, delivery, and innovation

Providing critical process control guidance to safety, production, maintenance, and quality control to improve the dimensional accuracy and functional accuracy of our products. Ensuring that adequate time, space, and infrastructure is in place in anticipation for new project or product launch. Driving your tasks and project plans, including those of your team, by guiding and following up.

Reviewing engineering drawings, 3D models using Pro-E or PTC Creo to gain an understanding of manufacturing process requirements such as job sequence, workflow, and takt time.

Able to design / source tools, templates, jigs, and fixtures using engineering requirements, engineering drawings, or with products already existing on the production floor without prints. 

Development of business cases for capital expenditures such as new tools, equipment, or infrastructure.  e.g. new buildings, new finishing booths, new cranes based on review and analysis of future backlog or improvement of current infrastructure.

Respond and resolve issues at the root cause for running production including reviewing dimensional accuracy, quality, time, space, and tools in an already running production line.

Leading manufacturing improvements, complex process changes, and technology changes including developing a core team, assigning / reporting to a steering committee, projecting efforts involved with implementation, and identifying impacts to the business in dollars and hours.

Coordinating and communicating technical information to and from all levels of the organization including vendors, project managers, production team members, and operations managers.

Developing department procedures to improve business and engineering transactions.

What you will need to be successful:
3--5 years of experience planning and support in the launch of vehicle production in welding or assembly processes 

2 years of team leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

Work experience in the rail business, preferably in light rail, heavy rail, or related production

Firm project management skills, including developing project plans, timelines / schedules, budgets, proposed layouts, resource requirements, calculating ROI, etc.

Practical knowledge of the lean toolbox and ability to utilize lean principles to reduce waste.

A history of “hands-on” approach to problem solving and countermeasure implementation within own areas of responsibility.

Demonstrated knowledge of the structure and make up of vehicles, including welding activities, fabrication and assembly, electrical subassembly, finishing and paint, and final assembly.

Demonstrated understanding of tooling and fixtures for manufacturing and its impact to dimensional accuracy, welding quality, and Takt time.

Experience using different types of bills of materials between engineering and production.

A history of driving projects in a very dynamic low volume start up production environment.

High school diploma or GED

We would be impressed if you had:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering 

5-8 years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

Practical experience in Customer Service / Maintenance / After Market businesses and technologies within the rail industry 

Practical experience using complex Factory Planning Methods such as defining high level manufacturing plans, identifying / analyzing new technologies required, creating a value stream analysis, performing total space needs analysis, performing total capacity needs analysis, implementation planning, etc. 

Practical experience transferring technical knowledge, manufacturing knowledge, and proprietary technologies from lead factories to market factories 

Practical experience utilizing and implementing lean methods and tools such as 5s, 7 Types of Waste, 8-Step

Practical Problem Solving (root cause analysis), Yamazumi Methods, Flow, Total Flow, Kanban, Value Stream 

Why Siemens Mobility?

# 9 On Forbes Great Places to Work List

Health and Wellness: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, HSA, Commuter Benefits

Vacation & Time Off: Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Personal / Sick Days, Maternity/Paternity Leave,

 Financial & Retirement: Savings Plan, Performance Bonus for Key Roles, Merit Increases, Relocation 

Professional Development: Tuition Reimbursement, Promote from Within, Mentor Program, Access to Online Courses, Lunch & Learns

Office Life: Flexible Work Hours, Diversity & Inclusion Program, Discounts, Tuition Reimbursement Program

Our Values

We stay at the forefront of the rail industry. We continuously improve, learning directly from those who are doing the work.

We are optimistic about change and the possibilities it brings: We welcome programmatic improvements and strategy shifts which will result in positive results for the world.

We value our people, and we support their growth and development: Our people are at the center of our work, and we support their development by finding their level of potential development through problem-solving and in collaboration with peers.

We mean what we say, and we commit to our promises: We follow through on our commitments with honesty and integrity

We do more with less: We are a lean organization serving customers who are serving communities of people.

We are principles-based, not rules-based: We make decisions based on what we believe is best for our people and the communities we serve as opposed to adhering to a prescriptive set of immovable practices.

We value diversity and strive to be inclusive in our work, both for our customer and our team members: We believe in the importance of investing in employees in alignment with our values and honoring every individual story and unique path.

Siemens offers a variety of health and wellness benefits to employees. 
The details regarding our benefits can be found here:

The base salary for this position is $80,000- $125,000 based on experience, expertise, education and certification. There is an annual incentive of 5% of the base salary.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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Industrial Engineering Supervisor
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