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Team Leaders

Date: Jul 29, 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. As a Team Leader, you will look after a team of between 8 and 12, ensuring that we deliver our People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets. Reporting into a Group Leader (who in turn reports to our site Operations Director), you will be an integral part of our Operations team, helping us deploy our Lean Operating Model.

How You'll Contribute

  • You will have responsibility for:
     Creating and sustaining a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace 'A Great Place To Work' value drivers and Culture Principles by role-modelling behaviours, motivating, encouraging and recognising the contribution of individuals and teams.
     Holding Team Members and Team Leaders accountable to embody the GKNA culture principles
     Being Open and Honest when appraising and managing individuals' performance whilst supporting and coaching individuals to close performance gaps
     Providing opportunities for Team Members to play to their strengths; do what they do best and create on-going opportunities for learning and personal development
     Exemplifying a safety-first mindset and ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are applied and that your assigned areas are a model of a world class healthy and safe working environment
     Leading and developing your team to understand the context, mechanics and the delivery of PSQDCC targets to meet customer and stakeholder commitments
     Driving the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model (LOM) across your assigned area
     Being actively involved in problem solving and the management system using a 'Go to Gemba' approach to solve problems with the ambition that 95% of issues can be solved within the zone itself
     Contributing to the Value Stream future state design, and ensuring its execution across your assigned area
     Cooperating with other Team Leaders to ensure the best performance outcomes for the entire area
     Holding the functional support staff accountable for adhering to the Global standards and enabling your zone team to meet its targets

What You'll Bring

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

• Exceptional performance leading teams, demonstrating adherence to standardised work within a manufacturing environment
• Self-motivated by meeting and exceeding performance targets.
• Demonstrated ability to work with various stakeholders.
• Demonstrated potential to lead, engage, train and develop direct reports.
• An effective communicator and an influential team leader.
• Qualifications in an Engineering or Science discipline would be advantageous.
• Good standard of English language; oral and written.
• Experience working with a Lean Operating Model / Production System would be advantageous but is not essential.

What We'll Provide

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Opportunity to earn up to 15% bonus + Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

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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