About the opportunity
GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do.
Who you'll work with
We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.
What you'll do
The Team Leader is responsible for leading and directing aerospace factory employees engaged in the laminating and assembly of composite aircraft components across multi-functions and/or multi-shifts. The Team Leader will emphasize total employee involvement through team building and accountability, skill development and technical training, quality focus, cost management, delivery schedule and customer satisfaction.
Provide daily leadership in an aerospace composite factory work environment and coordinate all required activities associated with an assigned product line(s), work centers and manufacturing departments.
Develop and maintain for the factory team a set of clearly defined performance objectives that involve the following areas of individual and team accountability: workplace safety, quality, cost, schedule, process, attendance, cleanliness, and HAZMAT handling & disposal, housekeeping, performance measurements and timely problem resolution.
Develop and deliver plans that meet internal and external customer schedule requirements.
Prepare and implement plans that best optimize the use of available resources.
Develop innovative problem resolution processes and encouraging new ideas and methods; utilize standard aerospace problem solving tools such as Root Cause Corrective Action, 5 Whys, Fishbone Diagrams, etc.
Ensure adequate resources are available for the team to produce products that meet established quality, schedule and delivery objectives.
Plan with information from your team, program management, production planning & control, purchasing, quality assurance, engineering and finance the daily and/or weekly activities and priorities
Develop and utilize Leadership Standard Work (LSW) to ensure all items above are consistently and continually addressed.
Develop competencies within the product lines, work centers and/or department that focus on:
o Technical skills and continuous manufacturing process improvement
o Developing an understanding of our overall business (cost and asset) management objectives
o Team communication and problem solving techniques and personal motivation to achieve requirements established for Key Performance Indicators in quality, schedule and cost performance
Work to ensure that we are continually improving manufacturing processes and procedures, with technical assistance from tooling, engineering, finance, and materials.
Manage factory hourly personnel:
o Comply with government regulations and the company's Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies,
o Regularly assess and provide feedback regarding performance to employees
o Maintain a safe workplace
o Ensure all training requirements are compliant f to customer and internal requirements
o Supporting of training and/or retraining activities supporting internal and customer requirement including computer or instructor education, hands-on instruction and demonstration of proficiency, and documentation of on-the-job training (OJT) activities
o Work with shop stewards for timely problem and grievance resolution, development of performance improvement plans and, where necessary, administration of disciplinary action.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or any related technical related discipline
+5 years of factory supervisory experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree
Certified Composite Technician w/ +8 years of factory experience
More than 3 years of experience in leadership positions (Lead Man, Team Leader or Supervisor) in a manufacturing environment
Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, problem analysis, potential problem analysis, decision analysis and planning
Skilled in coaching, team-building, business measurement, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing techniques.
Certified Composite Technician
Strong interpersonal skills.
IT skills (Microsoft Office, MRP Systems)
Candidates must be U.S. Persons with the ability to pass a government background investigation for a DoD Security Clearance at the secret level. Candidates will also be subject to an employment background investigation to include but not limited to: criminal history, employment and education verification, drug testing, and creditworthiness. The clearance must be maintained during the time of employment.
GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world's aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world's advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.
Diversity and Inclusion
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
GKN is an equal opportunity employer.
We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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