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Team Leaders

Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

At GKN Aerospace, we’re expert at making things fly, including careers. We’re currently recruiting for Team Leaders in the Bristol area.  
If you’ve got management or supervisory experience, know what it takes to lead, enjoy working in a manufacturing or production environment and possess the skills to empower, engage and encourage, we want to hear from you.
With excellent pay, generous pension and a bonus of up to 15% of salary, make your career with us fly!


Job Summary

Filton is GKN Aerospace’s largest advanced aerostructures facility. The site specialises in the assembly of major leading and trailing edge wing sub-assemblies, as well as the manufacture of wing structural components for civil and military aircraft. Major customers including BAE Systems and Airbus, with key contracts on world-leading single aisle (A320), widebodied (A330, A350 and A380) and military aircraft.

The Team Leader is accountable for achieving the People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets through the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model. The Team Leader is accountable for attaining Operational Excellence across their designated area of responsibility, in line with the Performance Centre objectives. The Team Leader is accountable for creating a ‘Great Place To Work’ through developing and empowering first class Team Members and driving a culture of continuous improvement, safe working and open dialogue.



The Role

  • Team Leader who thrives when helping operators grow and develop, and are constantly looking for coachable moments to upskill them
  • Loves solving problems and wants to go beyond just fixing them - identifying root causes, finding optimal solutions, and implementing process improvements to prevent future issues
  • Driven by a need to exceed your customer, team, and company expectations
  • Push your team to deliver the highest quality products and solutions in a timely manner and still have their esteem
  • Thrive in leveraging the talent of your team to consistently increase performance and productivity
  • Flourish when you can make decisions and own its consequences
  • Use natural authority to get things done and actively deal with poor behaviours or performance

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

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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