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Value Stream Team Leader
Category: Aerospace
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Value Stream Team Leader
Value Stream Team Leader

GKN Employees Only

Country: United States

Work Location: Armstrong

State: Iowa

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Directly leads a manufacturing team of hourly production personnel and supervision and indirectly leads support team members from production planning, manufacturing engineering, quality and maintenance. This production team is responsible for all aspects of production for a single product line. This would include: Production planning, staffing, quality improvements, efficiency improvements and maintaining quality and maintenance requirements. Each production team is responsible for achieving a defined set of KPIs from which performance can be measured, visualized, tracked and reported.

Key Responsibilities

* Leads all related production planning activities for the defined area of responsibility. This requires cross functional communication and cooperation throughout the organization.

* Plan and coordinate resources to drive operational excellence.

* Lead daily production meetings and lead monthly operations review and forecast meetings for the respective area of responsibility.

* Implement improvements through the use of lean manufacturing practices such as: Problem identification and problem solving techniques, value stream mapping, use of Kanban/Heijunka systems TPM processes, Loss Time Analysis and LELC, etc.

* Act as coach or mentor for direct reports and other team members to develop skills in lean concepts, leadership and the development of next level associates to further drive the improvement philosophy to all levels of the organization.

* Active involvement in the training process and assures that training is carried out within area of responsibility.

* Encourages direct reports to make suggestions to improve the production process by leading and/or participating in Kaizen events, listening to suggestions, and promoting two-way open communications among employees, co-workers, peers and management.

* Responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by adhering to established safety practices as well as actively participating in safety committee meetings.

* Actively participates/supports quality related functions including support efforts for TS16949, ISO14001, process, product, and other audits which support/improve departmental/line activities.

* Interface with customers and management to support the company’s goals and objectives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

* Associates degree or higher in Management or Engineering or relevant experience, preferred

* 1-3 years of experience as a lead in a manufacturing environment

* Understanding targets and capability to create/ deliver a plan to achieve them; monitor accordingly

* Ability to appropriately escalate any deviations/ potential deviations from the plan

* Ability to create/grow the culture of CI - Facilitate Improvements while teaching the tools

* Problem Solving skills -- 5Y, Fishbone, A3, etc..

* Organizational skills - production, projects, people, etc..

* Check/ Act on Std. Work - Develop and sustain LSW to support this

* Proven experience in building, leading and motivating teams ·

* Self-directed with effective time management skills, strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task and work within a global growing organization.

* Must have strong oral and written English communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, cost management skills, and innovative problem solving skills. ·

* Experience with MS Office software

* Understanding of MRP systems

Experience implementing lean in a manufacturing environment

Set expectations, coach, recognize and provide constructive feedback as appropriate to EI team i.e. Proven experience in leading teams

About Us

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.

Our products and technology deliver the power to harvest crops, move earth, mine resources and handle materials.

There is an ever-increasing need to focus on energy efficiency, increased productivity and safety, as well to enable operators and customers to be continually connected and well-informed.

GKN Wheels and Structures is committed to providing products and services that support these requirements and to continue to develop technologies and solutions that will meet the challenges of tomorrow.

GKN Wheels and Structures (part of GKN PLC) is a global business with 7 manufacturing facilities in 5 countries across 3 continents.

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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