Production Manager

Changzhou, Jiangsu (China)


Experienced Position

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Young Professional



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Headquartered in Germany, the RAPA company is a globally recognized engineering and technology partner and first choice system supplier for the automotive industry as well as numerous customers in the healthcare and industrial sectors – and has been for over 100 years. The product portfolio includes valves and complete mechatronic solutions for hydraulic and pneumatic applications. RAPA employs almost 1,000 people at its sites in Germany, the United States and China.


In terms of internationalization, RAPA expands to China and the RAPA Central plant in China will be built. The job will be trained in Selb (Germany) for at least 12 months and then based in Changzhou (China). It is defined as the designated production manager for RAPA China factory. Therefore, in the training phase, two roles will be practiced.


Equipment Development Engineer:

> Process development and planning of assembly processes and equipment

> Supporting and advising the product development engineers for introductions to customers in the automotive industry

> Coordination of the purchasing of the equipment.

> Creation and maintenance of equipment and process documents

> Qualification, optimization and handover of assembly systems to SOP.

Assembly Manager:

> Ensuring that series products are manufactured on schedule and in the correct quality according to order planning

> Personnel and capacity planning in multi-shift operations

> Responsibility for organization, coordination and successful implementation of all

> assembly activities

> Management based on determined key figures

> Close cooperation with interface departments (Quality, Development, maintenance, assembly technology, logistics)


Your Skills and Experiences

> Bachelor‘s or Master‘s degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering), German university background preferred

> Minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of production management or equipment engineering, experience with personal responsibility beneficial

> Strong analytical and problem solving skills

> Ability to function in a fast-paced, team oriented environment and handle multiple projects and assignments with proficiency

> Chinese at native speaker level, business fluent in English and German


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