Manufacturing Operations Manager (2nd Shift) at GKN

Business/Strategic Management
Cromwell, CT

GKN Employees Only
United States
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About The Opportunity

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 better in everything we do.

What you’ll do 

About The Opportunity 

Lead and direct a multi-functional team of technicians engaged in the fabrication, processing and delivery of component parts and assemblies. Oversee the day-to-day responsibility for production; including but not limited to ensuring part quality, delivery requirements and cost targets are achieved, promote and maintain a safe and healthy work environment, and build cohesive teams to enhance employee satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accomplishes manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains appropriate staffing levels to meet current and future manufacturing delivery requirements by selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; identifying bottlenecks and resolving; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between people and departments.
  • Executes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; delivers results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems, reporting progress results of the processing flow on weekly production reports.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by working closely with maintenance; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests..
  • Develop innovative problem resolution processes and encourage new ideas and methods
  • Assess and provide feedback regarding performance to employees.

    About you

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience in leadership positions in a manufacturing environment.
  • U.S. Citizenship required per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, problem analysis and solving, potential problem analysis, decision analysis and planning.
  • Must be skilled in coaching, team-building, business measurement, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Multi-task oriented, strong interpersonal skills, computer literate required.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, ERP Systems (SAP preferred)

    Physical Requirements

  • Specific Vision abilities required; including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus with a specific requirement for corrected vision at 20/25 or better.
  • Must be able to work in a production environment and travel throughout the facility and corporation to obtain information needed to perform job functions.
  • Employee must lift and/or move up to 25 lbs., using proper lifting technique. As required from time to time by the business (< 10%)
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About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 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. 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.

Diversity and Inclusion

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.