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Team Leader - Machining

United States
Work Location:
Bowling Green
Advertising End Date:
09 Mar 2019
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

Machining Team Leader position in Bowling Green, Ohio



Maintain the productivity of the assigned department or value stream. Identify abnormalities and correct situations utilizing practical problem solving skills and use countermeasures in order to remove waste and improve cost


Formal qualifications required: 


High School Diploma or equivalent



Five or more years’ experience in a manufacturing environment

Experience in an ISO9000 or QS9000 environment is preferred

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Lean Enterprise experience.

Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, MS Project, MfgPro)


Specific Functional Capabilities, Knowledge, and Skills Required


ISO 14001/18000, Quality – TS16949, Lean Enterprise to include Kaizen activities, SPC, KPI’s, Problem solving tools, KanBan, and Basic Financial metric understanding (CIP)


Key Responsibilities
  • Fill in for absenteeism, vacations, or other manpower shortages. Provide relief when operators need to be away from their work area.

  • Provide input to the Value Stream Leader or Supervisor on daily staffing, rotation, and scheduling decisions including coverage for breaks, lunches, etc.

  • Facilitate Team Start of Shift meeting and End of Shift review meeting for assigned areas and participate in other site communication meetings as necessary.

  • React to abnormalities by utilizing Quick Response Quality Circle (QRQC) and escalate when needed.

  • Update daily metrics on the PVD board.

  • Conduct layered process audits.

  • Identify and implement by coordinating with other functional areas any Continuous Improvement activities that drive:

  • KPI’s back to standard or better than standard

  • Improved tooling/equipment performance

  • Improved work place organization and overall process flow improvements

  • Create and audit adherence to standard work among team members.

  • Promote and maintain a positive team atmosphere by coaching, recognizing, rewarding, and providing constructive feedback to the team.

  • Provide input to Value Stream Leaders on employee performance and development.

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 Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

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.

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