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Location: Hanover, PA (Plant), Pennsylvania, United States 
Requisition ID: 53888 

Schindler stands for mobility. Mobility needs experts.
Join our team in Hanover, PA (Plant).

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators, and related services. Schindler mobility solutions move one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

With U.S. Headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operating entity of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group. Schindler is one of the leading global manufacturers of elevators, escalators and moving walks. Schindler employs over 5,000 people in more than 230 locations in North America. The company specializes in latest-technology engineering as well as mechanical and micro-technology products designed and rigorously tested for comfort, efficiency and reliability. Schindler products can be found in many well-known buildings throughout the US, including 4 World Trade Center, the Bank of America Tower and the Marriott Marquis in New York, Cowboys Stadium in Dallas and the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas.

Operations Manager - 2nd Shift ***$3,000 Sign On Bonus Available***

Mobility is the goal


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Responsible for the identification, development, and implementation of programs, policies and procedures that support total customer satisfaction, both internally and externally, where applicable, in relation to this position.
  • Responsible for adherence to all safety rules in order to accomplish safety objectives.  Ensures all team members are properly trained concerning general and department specific safety rules, including safe working habits, proper machine operation, and maintenance.  Responsible for routine housekeeping and safety inspections throughout the plant.
  • Responsible for conducting orientation-training programs for team members.  Self development needs to focus on personnel policy, coaching and counseling skills, continuous improvement techniques and other pertinent improvement techniques.  Team member training program should emphasize development and maintenance of job orientation checklist, mentor assignments, training retention, and attitude measurements.
  • Responsible for supporting the programs and policies established for the operation.  Responsible for the identification, development, and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures that support the following: customer satisfaction, quality, cost reduction, cycle time reduction, STPM, waste reduction, and material yield.
  • Possesses excellent human relations and team building skills.  Serves as a facilitator helping managers and team members work as a team within and between shifts.  Consistent and fair treatment of others is paramount to maintaining a “union-free” environment.  To ensure fair treatment, personal involvement if specific cases may be needed along with regular counseling and training sessions with all managers.  Recognition of achievement, which fosters continuous improvement, is required.  Absenteeism must be kept within acceptable limits.  Evaluations must be completed on time.  Teaches and promotes team building techniques which create an environment conducive to continual improvement.
  • Maintains proper manning, production flow, and efficient, effective labor utilization.  Instructs and develops subordinates to readily identify and take corrective measures concerning inefficiencies in all aspects of the production process.
  • Maintains facilities in “like new” condition through inspection, TPM and team member involvement.  Ensures compliance by a thorough audit program.
  • Works with the Manager, Manufacturing, and other managers to identify projects and teams that support Quality Operating System.  Provides support and direction to teams actively pursuing projects.
  • Assist Human Resources through participation in the interviewing process.  Serves as a mentor to successfully chosen team members.  Evaluates performance and implements development plans for team members.
  • Manages team members.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the team.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations’ policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training team members; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining team members; addressing and resolving issues.
  • Manages all shipping, receiving, budgets via freight charges and cost analysis to achieve SEC objectives.


***$3,000 Sign On Bonus Available***


Mobility needs you


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Understands Customers and Market- Identifies and assesses information to achieve the most effective analysis of competitive, industry, market, governmental, and technological factors that influence our business.

Develop & communicate a shared ambition - Brings fresh insight and forms ambitious plans for the achievement of goals.  Consistent communication of these plans to a wide audience, ensuring that all employees understand the way forward and their role in the achievement of team, department, and organizational goals.

Inspire people - The ability to energize and inspire others with an unshakeable belief and passion for the success of Schindler by providing purpose and direction, showing courage and encouraging others to do the same. 

Promote teamwork - Builds strong, cohesive teams and work across organizational, functional, geographic, and zone boundaries.  Leverage best practices from different parts of the organization, and maximize economies of scale. 

Develop people - Creates a learning environment and commitment to building capability of people within the organization.  Establishes feedback and development opportunities to bridge knowledge and skill gaps, allocates challenging responsibilities for development purposes, and adopting a coaching, mentoring and facilitative approach to leadership that continuously nurturing of talents and aspirations. 

Think & act like an entrepreneur - Demonstrates the capacity to view a situation, problem, or opportunity from multiple perspectives at the same time and to develop alternative solutions to support business decisions.

Drive for results -Focuses on the achievement of business results for a team, branch, or organizational unit by overcome obstacles and barriers and deliver to the highest possible standards.  Consistently hitting goals and objectives and pushing oneself and others to achieve stretch goals.




This position has employee management responsibility. Manages <50 team members

  • Responsible for own work.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


A Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in Engineering or a technical field from an accreted college or university and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. An in-depth knowledge of Schindler elevator systems, the ability to interpret vendor drawings and how different components will fit and work together to meet Schindler expectations.   

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyzes, and interpret common technical/financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common

Inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to shop floor employees, top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Math Ability:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables where no standardization exists.  Ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings and blueprints for materials and specifications. 

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint, and other software.

Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications needed. 


Moderate (<10%) domestic travel is required, primarily to headquarters location.  Additional  international travel may be required





The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The performance of this position may occasional require exposure to the manufacturing areas were under certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection. For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.





  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk primarily on a level surface; sit; use hands and arms to write type and reach above shoulder heights, below the waist or lift as required to file documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Approximate hours for this role are 2:30p-10:30p give or take, depending on the needs of the business. 



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Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability or protected veteran status.

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