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Pine Grove, PA, US

Production Manager


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


Guilford Performance Textiles by Lear Corporation is a supplier of textiles to the global automotive industry as well as to industrial and medical markets in the U.S.  With revenues of approximately $475 million and 1500 employees worldwide, we have two manufacturing facilities in the US, one in the UK, and one in France.  Guilford is owned by Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems, with over $14 billion in revenue, operations in 35 countries and a culture that is dedicated to operational excellence, superior customer service and continuous improvement.

This position is located in our Pine Grove, Pennsylvania facility, which is approximately 30 minutes northeast of Harrisburg, the state capitol of Pennsylvania. Pine Grove also has easy access to both Baltimore and Philadelphia, both of which are about two and one-half hours from the facility. Our Pine Grove facility develops and manufactures a wide array of products for the Company’s Specialty Products Group.

Production Manager

The position has the overall responsibility for leading the manufacturing operations in achieving production requirements, product quality, product cost, and employee safety goals aligned with the organizations metrics.  Coordinates with all functional and service groups to meet customer requirements.  Drives performance and deploys continuous improvement framework to achieve or exceed financial plans, employee engagement and strategic goals.  Leverages resources and motivates personnel to create a high-performance culture.



  • Ensure a safe work environment and identify training opportunities to reduce accidents and employee injuries.
  • Ensure that daily production requirements and customer demands are met.
  • Refine key manufacturing processes for improved quality and lower cost.
  • Manage the production work force and evaluate production forecasts and determine when new/additional equipment, processes, or shifts will be required.
  • Lead/manage cross-functional team toward successful completion of business and budget objectives.
  • Develop and execute a strategy to meet internal and external production demand expectations including schedule completion.
  • Develops budgets and resource plans, and monitors performance, to achieve product delivery and cost requirements.
  • Champion continuous improvement efforts.
  • Partner with support departments, including Finance, Maintenance, Materials, and Human Resources to achieve business results.     
  • Meet new product introduction objectives (quality, cost, timing).
  • Develop, execute, and maintain capacity planning strategy.
  • Expertise in a manufacturing-related environment with a good understanding of plant operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and the ability to apply them in order to establish robust manufacturing processes.
  • Solid-decision making and judgment skills.
  • Coordinates with Human Resources to deal with labor relations issues as they arise within production.
  • Achieve labor productivity, reduction of overtime and lead cost reduction efforts to achieve cost initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • BS degree preferred: Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations Management, Business Management or a related field
  • Minimum of (5) years experience in a manufacturing leadership role
  • Continuous improvement experience with a working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and Six Sigma principles.
  • High sense of urgency.
  • Analytical ability with excellent problem solving and execution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and motivate individuals to execute key initiatives.
  • Proven change management skills.


Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.
Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Allentown