More layoffs coming! Management trying their best to drive attrition at all levels. They’d rather drive people out on their own free will instead of laying people off.
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I was hired by a Contract House out of metro Detroit. I was told I would be there approximately 4 months as a "Red Line Engineer". I worked alongside mechanics whom were also contract. My job was to utilize Navistar computers looking up missing components due to NSOL (no stock on line), order and brought to an offsite facility for mechanics to install. I was paid $36 an hour/$1600 a week. The number of trucks that came to us was Extremely high! 1-1/2 months in I received an email that the project was ending. Union was upset w/Management that we hired to correct their issues. Workers were more concerned about their profit sharing rather than maintaining components on the production line(s). The union workers caused this but I also so weaknesses in Management. I worked in the auto industry in metro Detroit for 15 years and I was very disappointed in my hometowns inability to find workers with passion and Management with the courage to speak up. I hope this is not the end of Navistar...Springfield Ohio needs that plant. Reduce the units and focus on productivity that can be delivered, improve quality and focus on improving Lean Manufacturing. Shadowing (senior workers with new employees) and longer training is a must! NSOL was up to 75% of the notation on the trucks books that came over for rework. Good Luck Navistar!
How is that joint venture with GM doing? I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of Silverado 4500, 5500 and 6500 vehicles being driven on the road. The Navistar dealer near me has the same one in inventory since March...
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Layoffs are coming. Very poor management. Trucks are sent down the line and before one bolt is on they know it will not be complete due to lack of parts, makes no sense!! GM is the only reason this plant is still open!!
They have a large SH&A number to reduce by December. I’d bet that a lot of lay-offs and firings are going to happen between now at X-Mas. Recession coming....
I worked there and have heard they are coming as many as 200