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Operations Manager

GKN

Newton, United States of America

Role Purpose
Responsible for the management, direction and coordination of manufacturing operations within the facility and executing the production objectives, including quality, safety, delivery and cost. Compliance
Key Responsibilities
Develop, execute and maintain conformance to plant wide budgetary targets and limitations. Ensure that environmental, health, safety and other plant regulations are in compliance with internal and external standards while promoting a safe working culture. Optimization of plant ROIC, ensuring assets are used efficiently and recommending the addition of new assets where necessary to support new product implementation. Develop manufacturing plan to support the timely launch of new cells and products. Drive and support where possible the implementation of best-in-class manufacturing processes (cell manufacturing methods and tooling strategies) to support facility goals and objectives. Participate in cross-facility initiatives to determine company-wide best practices and the improvement of business processes. Ensure alignment between Torque facilities for Quality, EH&S, Supply Chain, and Lean/Continuous Improvement, and HR areas. Participate in business unit planning required where applicable to help drive strategic success not only at the plant level, but across the AWD business unit as a whole. Responsible for facility operational measurements including Employee Safety, Product Quality, Production Efficiencies, Product Delivery, Customer Satisfaction, Leadership Development and Statutory
Qualifications / Experience / Skills
Requires Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or foreign educational equivalent.

Candidate must have a minimum of one year of experience in the position offered, or in a similar position, such as Value Stream Manager or Production Supervisor. Experience must include planning operational activities and production operations for manufacture of aerospace components.

Work location: Newton, NC

Travel: 15% of time, includes international


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