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Continuous Improvement and Engineering Manager

Company : Safran Landing Systems Job field : Continuous improvement Location : Gloucester , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Professional status : Professional, Engineer & Manager

Job Description

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems and is at the forefront of contributing to safer, more sustainable aviation for current and future generations.

Our Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organisation partner with a range of global customers, working closely with major airlines such as British Airways, easyJet, Wizz Air, Iberia, Vueling, Air Canada, Etihad and Qatar.

What will I be doing?

Reporting to the Operations Director, leading a team of production & continuous improvement engineers supporting direct & indirect activities. The purpose of this role is to manage and facilitate engineering & continuous improvement activities and initiatives across the organisation with accountability for strategy design, project implementation, review and communication of benefits. Developing enhanced process improvements to manage operational non conformance actions & creation of data analysis to combat trends.
Principal Accountabilities:
• Drive and lead an environment of continuous improvement within the organization.
• Overall accountability for engineering projects, non conformance analysis & corrective action.
• Overall accountability for continuous improvement project identification, prioritisation, progress monitoring, tracking of results and reporting of findings across the organisation (including KPI reporting to Division).
• Management responsibilities for the production engineering & continuous Improvement Team and related activities.
• Concession & technical deviation accountability, liaising with the relevant OEM for product.
• Ensure all completed continuous improvement projects are embedded and maintained.
• Direct managerial responsibility for Green Belt activity.
• Coaching and mentoring of Green Belt trainees and project completion.
• Actively engage with peers internally and across the Group to ensure best practice implementation.
• Control overhead budget spend.
• Develop and maintain strong working relationship with cross-functional teams working collaboratively to drive improvement programs.
• Coaching and mentoring of managers and leaders on QRQC practices.
• Develop and drive training to develop Lean Sigma culture across the organisation.

Complementary Description

Why us?
Our Gloucester site is a centre of excellence, dedicated to the maintenance, repair and overhaul of landing gears and associated components for civil, military and helicopter aircraft. With over 220 employees, the team support the overhaul of more than 350 legs per year, with a dedicated team of engineers to support customers on-wing when issues emerge in service. 
Our employees are at the heart of our success, as we work together for our sustainable future. There are four people fundamentals that underpin life at Safran:

• We believe in and promote diversity and inclusion as key values across our business
• We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
• We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
• We encourage collaboration and mutual support for you and your colleagues

Safran Landing Systems Services offers a range of benefits to support you in and out of the workplace:

• We work a shorter day on a Friday!
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays, plus the option to buy and sell holiday
• Annual bonus & Share scheme options
• Pension scheme (up to 8% match) and life assurance (4x salary)
• Benefits portal - health and wellbeing, lifestyle, technology and self-development courses.
• On-site parking, self-service restaurant and chill-out area with games
• Involvement in STEM and community activities, inter-company sporting events and wellbeing initiatives

Job Requirements

What do you need from me?
• Certified green Belt required.
• Certified Black Belt desirable.
• Production engineering experience & knowledge.
• At least 2 or more years of Continuous Improvement experience in a management/leadership role, preferably in a production orientated environment.
• You will have experience in a similar role, ideally within a aerospace / AS9001 environment, but other process driven (e.g. automotive) may be considered.
• Experience of working at all levels including both internal & external customers.
• You will be confident, driven, an excellent communicator with a hands on approach.
• Not be afraid to challenge the norm.
• Strong statistical and analytical skills.

What's my next step?

Please apply by uploading a CV and cover letter, and if your experience matches what we're looking for, one of our recruitment team will give you a call

Diversity & Inclusion

We want Safran Landing Systems to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Landing Systems an inclusive place to work.

Specificity of the job

There is no regular travel required with this role, although travel to other Safran sites - UK and internationally may be necessary at times.

Locate your future workplace

Cheltenham Road East GL2 9QL


England United Kingdom

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