We like it when our employees have goals. What about you? Are you ready to grow with your challenges? MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. With our product portfolio we address all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. Today, some 78.000 employees work on innovative products at 170 production locations and 16 major development centers.

Share professional know-how, develop ideas and take on responsibility. At MAHLE Behr Charleston, Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina as

Operations Manager

HVAC & Injection Molding Areas

  • Oversee day-to-day operations for all areas of Manufacturing for HVAC and Injection Molding areas.
  • Direct activities so that approved products are manufactured on-schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.
  • Manage all Production Supervisors and Managers for each shift. This includes interviewing, hiring, training, mentoring, performance appraisals, and disciplining.
  • Track and maintain maximum utilization of all allocated resources including personnel, equipment, material, and other expenses.
  • Adhere to established annual goals including continuous improvement of all key production figures.
  • Manage assigned area’s production activities and activities between all shifts including the continuous improvement of all change-overs.
  • Organize the workforce through proper distribution to ensure that production objectives and customer demands are being met.
  • Stop process if quality, safety, or environmental problems occur.
  • Organize and maintain training for production workforce to maximize safety and production.
  • Build a safe, improvement-focused operation, through a workforce empowered by comprehensive training, effective communications, clear operating goals, and recognitions for achievement.
  • Maintain introduced standards including but not limited to “first piece inspection.”
  • Make certain that all production equipment is available.
  • Maintain all production parameters.
  • Responsible for OEE.
  • Support new product launches by assisting with the implementation of manufacturing procedures for new operations.
  • Recommend, implement, and carry out personnel changes within area of responsibility; i.e. promotions, transfers, demotions, terminations, shift changes, additions, and performance/wage adjustment issues.
  • Ensure consistency and compliance to plant policy and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate open communication and teamwork at all levels.
  • Interface as needed on production and program issues as well as discussions regarding plant facilities, capital equipment replacements, new process and tooling requirements.
  • Act as change catalyst for improvements in cultural environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; B.S. in Engineering or Management preferred.
  • Ten or more years experience in manufacturing.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing HVAC and or Injection Molding manufacturing areas.
  • Minimum of five years of progressive supervisory responsibility for a manufacturing production line.
  • Experience in an automotive or heavy duty truck manufacturing facility strongly preferred.
  • Hands-on knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, OEE, and production systems.
  • Familiarity with time keeping systems, computerized production systems, Lotus Notes applications, and Microsoft Office software programs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven leadership and employee development skills.

We offer you excellent opportunities for growth and development, tailored specifically for you. We ensure this through regular meetings focused on feedback and a diverse training program. We value outstanding performance. That’s why our goal is to work with you on a long-term basis. We not only encourage you to reach your potential, we also offer performance-based pay and flexible working options for your different stages of life. Go your path – with us.

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Ms. Justin Fuller is available to answer any questions at

EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled

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