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Manufacturing Operations Manager

Manufacturing Operations Manager

Job ID 
# of Positions 
Internal Title 
Manufacturing Operations Manager 3
Position Type 
Regular Employee
Manufacturing Operations - MO
Less Than 10%
Relocation Offered 
ERP Eligibility 
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Navistar International Corporation is a leading North American truck manufacturer with great products, strong market positions and best-in-class distribution. For 175 years we have had a 100% commitment to doing what it takes to satisfy our customers, and our commitment today is as strong as ever. We are rededicated to strengthening our core businesses. Our recent investments and product launches position us for success. It all starts with a comprehensive approach and a team effort from our employees. So we’re looking for exceptionally talented and results-oriented individuals to join us and deliver on our promises to our customers, dealers, employees and shareholders.


The Manufacturing Operations Manager will be the primary resource for Springfield Operations for establishing technical expertise on the principles of Lean Manufacturing. Position will work directly with appropriate disciplines within the facilities to provide operational effectiveness/efficiency solutions in several key areas i.e. Process Capability, Absenteeism/Workmanship, Facilities/Tooling/Materials. This position is responsible for managing the on-going operations of business teams across all functional areas of the organization. The position will provide the necessary leadership and guidance to multiple levels of the organization, including both management and hourly paid personnel. Responsible for the management and implementation of continuous improvement, First Time Quality, Roll Throughput Yield, Tooling capability, Point of Application, Training, Manpower utilization, etc.

Position Purpose and Requirements

Directs the development and implementation of activities in production area(s) to meet production goals, quality and cost objectives. Prioritizes production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply. Plans and administers procedures and budgets. Makes budgetary recommendations and may control capital expenditures and direct/indirect labor. Develops schedules and manpower requirements for assigned areas.  Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Provides leadership to Associate Managers, Supervisors and/or Professional Staff. Is accountable for the performance and results of multiple related units. Develops departmental plans, including business, production and/or organizational priorities. Controls resources and policy formation in area of responsibility. Decisions are guided by resource availability and functional objectives. Identifies application of functional knowledge and existing methodologies to complex problems.  Manages and provides guidance to large teams of professionals and/or supervisors within the latitude of established company policies with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing. Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).  


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 8 years of product manufacturing experience
  • At least 2 years of management experience


  • Master's degree and at least 6 years of manufacturing experience
  • At least 2 years of management experience


  • Doctorate degree and at least 4 years of product manufacturing experience
  • At least 2 years of management experience

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills:

  • Positive Attitude, Ethics and International Values which support our company’s values, and a healthy, high performance culture

  • Demonstrated understanding in the compliance of Company Safety and Environmental Policies

  • Experience in the development and implementation of strategic business planning

  • Demonstrated knowledge in lean manufacturing and automation in the manufacturing environment

  • Demonstrated experience in leading an organization based on achievement of business goals

  • Proven ability to drive cultural changes from the top down, through all organizational levels

  • Demonstrated knowledge of quality and material systems in a manufacturing environment

    Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization


  • Ethics and Navistar Values
  • Positive Attitude

Compliance/Marketing Requirements

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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