Production Supervisor in Greater Pittsburgh Area at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/8/2020

Job Snapshot


About the Division

MEPPI’s Transportation Systems Division operates North American manufacturing and testing facilities for Propulsion, Onboard power supply systems, Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), and HVAC that are specifically designed for the North American transit industry.  Our manufacturing facilities combine Mitsubishi Electric’s successful manufacturing principles along with the economic benefits of local production and sourcing of components to meet our strict manufacturing standards.  These benefits also ensure our adherence to the Buy America Act (BAA) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE/WBE/MBE) requirements.


Mitsubishi Electric boasts a worldwide supply record spanning over fifty (50) years, across twenty-six (26) countries and over 29,000 vehicles.  Our rolling stock products are of highest quality and exceed all transit industry requirement in reliability and performance metrics.

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description

Supervise the assembly, subassembly, testing, material handling and warehouse activities of MEPPI Rail Products (MRP) in assigned areas and shifts while maintaining a positive employee relations and work environment.    

  • Supervise daily activities of the manufacturing and warehouse staff according to Company policies and procedures to effectively achieve Company and Department objectives.  Emphasize positive employee relations.
  • Supervise production operations to ensure the quality and quantity of product produced meets the customer’s requirements and remains within budget.
  • Supervise staff by communicating job expectations; monitoring and appraising job performance; and providing coaching and training.
  • Maintain and monitor employee quality control check sheets, disciplinary actions, attendance, vacation and paid absence records.
  • Ensure Technicians are working safely and following proper safety procedures.  Conduct accident investigations and prepare and maintain reports.
  • Collaborate with logistics to ensure timing and availability of inputs.  Manage offsite inventory of incoming material and finished goods as required.
  • Receive and review all job paperwork, including Job orders, late releases and MRR dispositions and assign work accordingly.
  • Report product delivery and order status information to sales and program management.
  • Design, prepare, implement, and update processes, work instructions, and other Operational documents.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement measures to optimize factory performance and quality of product.
  • Make recommendations for site staffing and budget needs.
  • Update and report on operation metrics.  Make recommendations for tracking measures.
  • Communicate regularly with other Transportation Systems Division (TSD) product lines to coordinate production, policies, and procedures to maintain consistency throughout the Division.
  • Further the goals and positive, professional image of the Transportation Systems Division through effective dealings with customers and other internal departments and divisions

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in technical or business field, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment and 3 years’ supervisory experience, or equivalent education and experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate interpersonal, communication and presentation skills required to communicate and maintain effective relationships with customers, employees, and suppliers.
  • Advanced knowledge of assembly, materials and testing techniques, processes and methods.
  • Advanced computer experience with emphasis on MS Office and ERP/MRP business systems.

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time as needed.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability