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Machine Operator Team Lead - C Shift

United States
Work Location:
Sanford/Precision Forming
North Carolina
Advertising End Date:
24 Aug 2020
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

Safety; Supports GKN Policies and Practices:

- Ensure that Safety Issues are resolved and reported accordingly.

- Ensures all safety issues are dealt with immediately and Incident / Investigation Reports are completed.

- Communicate and elevate any safety risk that is observed.

- Facilitate Maintenance repairs to reduce safety risks.

- Train and Mentor team members to follow safety behavior guidelines and practices.

Quality: Supports GKN Quality Goals:

- Ensure that GKN quality standards are followed by performing training and auditing.

- Assist team member in troubleshooting quality issues.

- Train new associates on Job instructions adherence, gaging and Product Specifications in order to avoid producing non-conforming material.

- Coordinate sorting and back flushing non-conforming material.

- Contact on site / team facilitator of major non-conformances.

- Supports implementation of corrective actions on all quality concerns.


Key Responsibilities

Prior to shift start

Lines/cells Inspection: This may require at least 30 min OT before the shift start.

Visually check cells for Safety Issues, 5S, Scrap, Equipment issues and communicates with prior shift associates.

Check Call-In Lines and other approved communication tools to verify any associate absences.

Pass-Down Meetings.

-Participate and/or leads pass-down meetings prior to shift start.

Appropriately document any issues from previous 24 hours.

Identify shift priorities and resource constraints. Coordinate resources and daily plan other cell leaders.

Start-Up Meetings

Leads start-up meetings with Team and staffs department accordingly.

Verifies attendance of team and cell assignments – ensuring critical needs are met and productivity is optimized.

Informs teams of Plant Safety or Quality information, communicates business unit priorities.

Coordinates any planned downtime, parts shortages or changeovers.

Reviews production schedules and with Team.

Collects and responds to team feedback or requirements. Notifies Facilitator if unable to resolve.

Shift Point of Contact

1st point of contact with cell associates for daily decisions and information.

Transfer labor hours in order to optimize productivity. Work within plant guidelines when sending people home.

Coordinates with Quality Department in order to support 1st piece and Lot approval acceptances.

Coordinates with Shipping & Receiving on parts shortages, parts required, status of urgent parts for shipments.

Coordinates PM’s / Projects scheduling to effectively utilize downtime.

Escalates and Calls on-site Shift Facilitator, Team Facilitator, as required y subject urgency.

Coordinates with planner on schedule and overtime development.

End of Shift Review:

Makes rounds of their lines/cells and reviews production results.

Notes any 5S, Lean Enablers, quality, production issues. Checks production sheets for accuracy and completion.

Reports & documents the status of line(s)/cell(s) and report any issues, ensuring good successful start up of on coming shift.

Update informational boards within your team area as needed.

Causal / LTA reporting or data entry as required.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

 Experience and Skills:

Manage and identify resources.

Multi Tasking –Stay focused on Plant Priorities while handling numerous tasks within the team.

Uses active listening and coaching skills while communicating within the teams.

Resolves conflict among team members by using supportive behavior and language, and by giving negative feedback in a constructive manner.

Lead and participate in Continuous Improvement or problem solving activities.

Build team cohesiveness by helping to create a feeling of unity within the team.

Demonstrates core values.

Sustains effective relationships within cell team as well as with other departments and cell teams.

Leads and conducts employee meetings and communications as appropriate.

Works closely with supervisor if disciplinary action is required and provides input to performance reviews.

Provides input and supports development of team members by careful listening.

Minimum Requirements:

High School diploma or equivalent. Additional education or coursework a plus.

2 years high volume manufacturing experience, preferably at the specific GKN facility.

Effective coaching/communication skills.

Basic MFG Pro/Scheduling training.

Lean Enabler Training .

Basic PC skills including Microsoft Applications recommended.

Support Team leader monthly meeting in order to continually develop the position and leadership skills.


About Us

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 car 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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