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Value Stream Leader (ICU/Themal) 2nd Shift

United States
Work Location:
North Carolina
Advertising End Date:
20 Oct 2019
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

lJob Summary:


  • Function as the hands-on facilitator of assembly cells in the Production Department. Fills-in for the Production Area Manager as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for safety, quality, delivery, and productivity of their assigned teams.
  • Function as primary facilitator for designated cell(s) and have responsibility for performance across all shifts.
  • Housekeeping and 5S responsibility for assigned cells and shop floor in general.
  • Responsible for KRONOS Time and Attendance tracking, cross charging hours, enforcing attendance policy, and reconciling payroll adjustments and corrections. 
  • Make decisions regarding vacation and personal time planning.
  • Communicate and enforce company policies.
  • Maintain staffing to budgeted levels. 
  • Process ECR’s and make requests for temporary labor.
  • Coach, train and develop teams/individuals to peak performance.
  • Counsel and discipline teams/individuals as necessary.
  • Hold regular team meetings, which should include support personnel as required.
  • Communicate and escalate with peers in production and support functions.
  • Champion QIP’s and Improvement Flashes which drive cell improvements.  Work cross-functionally to address cell issues.
  • Aid in budgeting and scheduling process.  Make overtime decisions along with Production Area Manager.
  • Represent production department in CAPM Process for new program launch.
  • Manage day-to-day exceptions with teamwork and good decision-making.
  • Perform other duties as required by Production Management.
Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain conformance to budgetary limitations in all reporting cells.
  • Exercise direct supervision over teams/cells in respect to safety, quality, delivery and cost of production to satisfy the customer.
  • Maintain a team based culture though leadership and by example.

Stimulate maximum efficiency and productivity of teams.
Manage the efficient utilization of equipment and facility.
Maintain compliance with company policies, safety standards and good housekeeping practices.
Recommend subordinate personnel and/or rate changes.
Effectively manage employees through succession planning, development, and, when necessary, through disciplinary actions.
Recommend and justify purchase of new capital equipment.
Any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

  • Associates Degree in Manufacturing or related degree preferred, or at least one year towards the degree and working towards completion.Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • 2 years manufacturing experience
  • Must possess strong leadership experience
  • Experience in high volume production
  • Familiar with standard accounting procedures
Ability to create and maintain a non-union environment
About Us


GKN Driveline is one of the world's leading automotive systems suppliers. Our vision for GKN Driveline is to be the number one supplier of driveline systems and solutions by operating our business to the highest standards of quality, integrity and performance.

Our mission is to design and manufacture superior driveline systems supported by the best customer service. By doing this we will create value for customers and shareholders. To achieve our mission we shall:


  • create a portfolio of superior driveline products and systems solutions for our customers
  • achieve market leading shares in all our business areas
  • meet or surpass customer expectations for quality, cost and delivery.
  • be the employer of choice for qualified and motivated employees
  • behave with integrity and respect for our stakeholders, including communities, customers employees, the environment and our shareholders

We value our people

  • we recognise the contribution of every employee, and the importance of personal satisfaction. We aim to create a working environment which is safe and healthy
  • we provide fair reward and recognition for individual achievement, and support and encouragement in helping all our people meet their full potential - we offer equality of opportunity regardless of sex or sexual orientation, disability, religion or ethnic origin, and respect the human rights and dignity of every employee

We value our shareholders

  • we are committed to delivering shareholder value

We value our customers

  • we strive to be best in class, developing and delivering continuously improving products and services which add value for our customers

We value our suppliers

  • we recognise the essential contribution of our suppliers, and support them actively in developing their capabilities

We value our partners

  • we aim to build effective relationships with our joint venture partners as a route to mutual success

We value our role in society

  • we act with integrity at all times and employ the highest standards of corporate governance - we contribute positively to the communities of which we are a part - we comply with all relevant regulatory frameworks - we make positive efforts to minimise waste, and play our part in safeguarding our environment

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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