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Operations Team Leader - Santa Ana, CA

Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: Santa Ana, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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.


About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by 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 be better in everything we do.

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

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fantastic global business. Manufacturing experience is preferred but not essential as training on the products will be provided however a proven leadership background is essential and the drive to develop, lead and manage your team.

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. 

Job Responsibilities

•    Create and sustain a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace “Great Place To Work” value drivers and Culture Principles by role-modelling behaviours, motivating, encouraging and recognising the contribution of Team Members.
•    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 coaching individuals to close performance gaps
•    Driving the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model (LOM) across their assigned areas
•    Developing first-class Team Members who embody the GKN culture principles and are readily able to progress to become Team Leaders or take other roles in the business
•    Holding the functional support staff accountable for adhering to the Global standards and enabling their zone team to meet its targets
•    Ensuring the disciplined execution of Daily Management and Standardised work through the conscientious adherence to Leader Standard Work
•    Driving and facilitating the Engagement of all team members, ensuring engagement actions are defined, implemented and followed-through
•    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, including 2+ years of supervisory experience required.
•    Must be a US Citizen due to program security clearance requirements and/or SSA requirements.
•    Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.  
•    Must have an active DOD Secret Clearance with last investigation completed within # months/years. 
•    Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance.
Preferred Qualifications:
•    Able to demonstrate competence to undertake key tasks within their designated work zone or those in zones within similar processes
•    Excellent performance as a Team member, demonstrating rigorous adherence to standardized work, and a track record of Kaizen implementation
•    Self-motivated by meeting and exceeding PSQDCC performance targets
•    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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