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Production / Manufacturing Supervisor

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Company : Safran Landing Systems Job field : Manufacture / assembly and repair Location : Gloucester , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time
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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?

Gate 1/Gate 2 Supervisor is a challenging and multi-faceted role, ensuring the flow of work and tactical delivery of parts through processes (from Launch to Distribution Centre Delivery) to support production plans. Facilitating on time delivery of parts to the Programme Teams in line with agreed End of Kit Dates (EKD's) in an efficient manner and with minimal internal rejects. You will supervise a team of people and be technically strong. Drive and a structured approach will be vital.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Supervise the Gate 1 and Gate 2 teams
• To be accountable for and to elect and supervise dedicated focals in your area of responsibility to control key processes, including but not limited to 5S, Calibration, Maintenance, Health & Safety, Tooling and GPI's
• Ensure that works procedures and SOP's are adhered to at all times
• To take accountability for Continuous Improvement initiatives including process mapping, kaizen events, 5S etc
• Knowledge of Safran Landing Systems Quality Management System. Familiar with and able to apply Problem Solving and 8D techniques. Demonstrate average hour improvements in your area of responsibility
• To ensure an effective cascade of policy deployment initiatives and information cascade
• Effective control of WIP levels, rotable piece parts and SPT reduction
• Reduction in operating costs and the enhancement of standardised best practice
• Champion adherence to the Airworthiness regulations and ensure compliance via robust and accurate works procedure reviews
• Adherence to and delivery of the Overhaul and Repair programme activity
• To ensure effective people management and use of reports and application of tool kits to support performance, conduct, absence, wellbeing, annual leave management, overtime reviews
• Effective management of the training skills matrix and looking ahead to ensure team flexibility
• Optimise labour to meet demand and eliminate bottlenecks whilst utilising cost efficient shift patterns
• Build and deliver recovery plans where necessary
• Shared responsibility for budget adherence
• Participate in Production Activity Control (PAC) meetings and revise schedules through agreement with the Master Production Scheduler and Programme Managers
• To optimise the utilisation and efficiency of equipment
• Enhance Employee Engagement - Contribute to QRQC meetings and own action plans associated to improvements in internal quality/rejects. Update during monthly reviews.

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

Job Requirements

• A strong engineering background is highly desired
• Experience of leading/managing a team
• A working knowledge of lean principles, to Green Belt level, and how to deploy these effectively to leverage continuous improvement within a defined area of control
• The ability to adopt an efficient 'hands-on' approach as appropriate
• Familiarity of 8D and QRQC tools would be advantageous
• Comprehensive job knowledge associated to relevant methodologies or best practices and compliance requirements
• Ability to portray full endorsement of business goals and objectives
• Capable of interpreting and communicating KPI's and developing appropriate actions
• A flexible approach with ability to adapt to different working environments
• A keenly developed sense of right first time attitude towards quality
• Effective people development, leadership, coaching and team development skills
• High levels of ‘change energy' and demonstrated motivation towards change .implementation
• Strong and effective delegation skills
• Effective communication and relationship building skills throughout all levels of the business
• Good listening and interpersonal skills
• Well organised, time management is key to this role in conjunction with excellent organisation skills
• Self-motivated with a proactive working style
• Good knowledge of Microsoft applications, in particular Power Point, Word, Excel.

You will be required to work on a shift pattern basis consisting of an early shift, late shift, nights and weekends, rotating on a fortnightly basis.

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

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

Locate your future workplace

Cheltenham Road East GL2 9QL

Gloucester

England United Kingdom

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