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Manufacturing Specialist 1 - Production Supervision

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/7/2017 9:49:44 AM
  • 3038645
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cardiff

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GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

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Role Summary:
A position exists for a Gate Leader within the GP/RB211. This position will be a key member of the operations team reporting into the Operations Leader. The purpose of this role will be to drive key performance indicators within the area, ensuring the team achieves and meets their targets and metrics in relation to the plan and to manage the operational processes.

Essential Responsibilities:
The role of the Gate Leader will be to demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for the teams. In this role you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short term and some long-term business goals

  • Provide total Leadership in the attainment of goals with respect to safety, quality, cost, production and compliance
  • Direct process / product improvement programs and provide process method excellence throughout the organization
  • Lead your team to achieving goals for process / manufacturing loss improvement, quality and cost reduction
  • Ensure communication of key business / customer issues to employees
  • Responsible for meeting all established cost, quality, EHS and delivery commitments
  • Ensure assigned employees are aware / comply with all GE government, customer and applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Develop necessary business plans to enhance all program requirements, including throughput, labour hours, cycle, cost producibility, and image
  • Structure assigned organization and staff positions with personnel to accomplish business objectives
  • Develop the teaming strategy across your teams in line with GE Beliefs
  • Develop and drive Quality improvements throughout the processes along with taking an active role with the GE Aviation Production System.
  • The successful candidate will be required to work shifts in accordance with the business needs.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience in a shop leadership position
  • Experience of managing a diverse team
  • Knowledge of manufacturing policies and regulations established by GE as well as government and other customers
  • Knowledge of the disciplines of manufacturing management such as production and inventory control, and standard cost systems
  • Degree from an accredited university or college
  • Strong culture of teamwork and team engagement

Locations: United Kingdom; Cardiff

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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