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Factory Manager SKF Aerospace - Hanover, PA

Requisition ID:  9290
Category:  Manufacturing
Career level:  Manages managers
Contract type:  Permanent

Factory Manager SKF Aerospace - Hanover, PA



Reports to:  Aerospace Operations Manager

Location:  Hanover, PA


The Aerospace Business Unit is responsible for Aerospace applications with a global responsibility for Sales, Manufacturing, Business development, Product and Process Development. The Business Unit operates in a large number of countries and markets all over the world and with a customer portfolio that includes all major players in the Aerospace industry. Our business is fully customer focused, with products specifically designed for an engine / airframe application and produced in small quantities and small lots on highly flexible equipment. Extreme product range fragmentation, complex product design, very high quality standards and traceability requirements are the peculiarity of our Business Unit.  In Hanover, PA, we produce Rings and Seals for the Aerospace and Industrial markets.


Primary responsibility of this position is to drive and lead the factory management with a focus on sustainable profitability, competitiveness, delivery performance and employee development aligned with the Aerospace goals and strategies.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Execute the Business Plan for the factory;
  • Develop and follow up on scorecard performance parameters to ensure achievement of the Business Plan targets at the factory level;
  • Implement the SKF Production System and 5S;
  • Foster efficient and lean processes that support customer satisfaction and flow management;
  • Drive channel management through standardization and elimination of waste;
  • As a reference factory for 4.0, further continue the ongoing project of digitalization to be replicated in all other Aerospace locations in SKF.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement throughout the factory;
  • Create a flexible production process with capability to handle volume demands with efficiency;
  • Create and support a customer focus, team spirit, constructive work environment and ownership in the factory;
  • Create a learning culture thereby improving the competency level and response time;
  • Motivate and develop team members for the success of business;
  • Be responsible for the factory key metrics and facilitate in driving down the cost levels;
  • Ensure that all SKF requirements concerning Health & Safety, environmental and legal regulations are followed;
  • Follow, support and implement the SKF policies.


 Job Requirements :

  • Bachelor or master degree in Engineering, Technical, Business Administration or related field
  • Robust  working experience as Production or Maintenance Manager or related field 
  • Be of high strategic thinking and decisive;
  • Proven strong leadership capabilities;
  • Deep understanding and experience of successful implementation of Lean Manufacturing Methods/ SKF Production system or Lean manufacturing concepts
  • Business acumen;
  • Good change management skills and strong drive;
  • Good analytical, problem solving and organization skills, general financial analysis skills;
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written

About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 85 billion and the number of employees ca 45,000.

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster