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Value Stream Leader - (1st Shafts)

United States
Work Location:
North Carolina
Advertising End Date:
17 Nov 2019
Job Type:
About The Opportunity
What you’ll do

Function as the hands-on facilitator of manufacturing cells in the Production Department. Fills-in for the Value Stream Manager as required


  • 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.
  • 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 Manager.
  • Represent production department in CAPM Process for new program launch.
  • Manage day-to-day exceptions with teamwork and good decision-making.
  • 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.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

About you

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Manufacturing

  • 2 years manufacturing experience in supervisory 

  • Must possess strong leadership experience

  • Experience in high volume production

  • Ability to create and maintain a non-union environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Manufacturing 
Key Responsibilities


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
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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