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Team Leader - Garden Grove, CA

Date: Jan 10, 2022

Location: Garden Grove, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 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. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

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.

Job Summary

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 isaccountable for attaining Operational Excellence across their designated area of responsibility, in line with thePerformance Centre objectives. The Team Leader is accountable for creating a ‘Great Place To Work’ throughdeveloping and empowering first class Team Members and driving a culture of continuous improvement, safeworking and open dialogue.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create and sustain a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace “Great Place To Work” value drivers andCulture Principles by role-modelling behaviours, motivating, encouraging and recognising the contribution of TeamMembers.
  • Hold Team Members and fellow Team Leaders accountable to embody the GKNA culture principles
  • Be Open and Honest when appraising and managing individuals’ performance whilst supporting and coachingindividuals to close performance gaps
  • Provide opportunities for Team Members to play to their strengths; do what they do best and create on-goingopportunities for learning and personal development
  • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmentalpolicies and standards are applied and that their assigned areas are a model of a world class healthy and safeworking environment
  • Holding the functional support staff accountable for adhering to the Global standards and enabling their zoneteam to meet its targets
  • Ensuring the disciplined execution of Daily Management and Standardised work through the conscientiousadherence to Leader Standard Work
  • Driving and facilitating the Engagement of all team members, ensuring engagement actions are defined,implemented and followed-through
  • Complying with all legal and regulatory requirements and ensuring that staff are aware of the policies and theirindividual responsibilities and accountabilities:
    • The company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies
    • Compliance and Ethics Policy on Contracting with the United States Government in all areas of responsibilityinvolving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government
    • Export Control regulations
  • Responsibility for managing a Zone budget as agreed with their Group Leader
  • Taking ownership when having to make difficult decisions linked to their Zone

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required.
  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience supervising production personnel
  • Able to demonstrate competence to undertake key tasks within their designated work zone or those inzones within similar processes
  • Excellent performance as a Team member, demonstrating rigorous adherence to standardized work, and atrack record of Kaizen implementation
  • Self-motivated by meeting and exceeding PSQDCC performance targets
  • The demonstrated ability to work with various stakeholders
  • Demonstrated potential to lead, engage, train and develop direct reports
  • Lean or Six Sigma certification by a reputable certifying body or benchmark company
  • Aerospace supply chain experience
  • A passion for the Aerospace industry



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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