About the opportunity
GKN is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by road or 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.
In this role you would be responsible for managing the operational management of fabrication, testing, and quality control of a group of major products or a single product line of significant scope. You would also perform administrative functions with respect to established policies, procedures and methods, recommending changes to improve product quality or reduce costs.
Who you'll work with
This position reports to either the Director of Operations or the General Manager.
What you'll do
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, directs, and monitors all manufacturing activities to efficiently meet delivery schedules within assigned cost targets
Responsible for maintaining the shop equipment ensuring maximum uptime efficiency
Supporting industrialization of production facility working with the manufacturing and industrial engineers under the program leadership
Develops specific short and long range plans and programs together with supporting budget requests based on current and forecasted customer requirements
Directs the implementation of quality improvement plan ensuring the commitment of resources to accomplish defined goals and objectives
Analyzes cost control reports, cost estimates and staffing and facility requirement forecasts. Interacts with all other functional groups to ensure organizational goals are achieved
Reviews with other functional groups the competitive posture of unit, within-house and/or outside suppliers of similar products. Recommends and implements strategies to be the lowest cost, highest quality provider of products or services.
Ensures prompt and economical receipt of needed materials and supplies and on-time delivery of finished products or services to customers.
As a member of management, establish and communicate the vision and mission for the company and ensure the creation of strategies and processes that focus and empower employees to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, fellow employees, and Senior Management.
Ensure the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of company policy and adherence to various government regulations
Administer and comply with the Company's Human Resources policies and procedures to provide fair and equitable treatment for all employees while ensuring optimum productivity and resource utilization. Prepare and conduct regular employee performance reviews with each directly reporting subordinate at least once each year.
Apply the Company's Equal Opportunity Policy to all personnel actions and implement effective affirmative action to ensure attainment of the company'sEEO/AAP goals.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned.
Experience applying Lean and Continuous Improvement Tools, such as Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Visual Management, Six Sigma, etc.
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated adeptness at motivating all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to lead and embrace change.
Excellent organizational and planning skills.
Demonstrated people management success including hiring and performance management as well as maintaining high levels of engagement among the technical staff.
GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world's leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.
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.
GKN Aerospace Services