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Working Team Leader - Machining

Manufacture / assembly and repair Pitstone Bucks , England , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time

Job Description

Purpose of the Role:
The Working Team Leader (WTL) will be accountable for the day to day running of the output within their defined cell to achieve set targets. Working Team Leaders will indirectly supervise team members to ensure they are fully empowered to deliver their accountabilities. In addition to the WTL leader responsibilities they will spend up to 50% of their time working as part of the production line assembling products.

Principle Accountabilities:

Accountabilities for manufacturing duties include:

• Assemble products on time and in line with quality standards.
• Operate machinery in accordance with standard operating procedures.
• Identify constraints in production flow and any line stoppages.

In addition as a working team leader you will be accountable for the following:

• Plan and organise daily work schedules within area and team
• Contribute to continuous improvement and business improvement initiatives
• Lead and supervise the team
• Accountable to set work and supervise the team to ensure output targets are achieved
o Organise and prepare overtime and holiday in conjunction with Deputy Operations Manager
o Input to development review and training needs and plan to ensure cross training takes place within cell
o Monitor performance, initiate investigations where needed to understand current situation
o Understand and act as a role model for the people philosophy
o Lead the daily team stand-ups, reporting on the status of units in production and flowing down day to day communications as necessary
o Maintain team board including visual metrics, action plans and other relevant information
o Promote and embed an improvement culture and share best practice with other team leaders
• Tackle issues blocking daily outputs
o Lead efforts to resolve conflicts and problems within team and, if necessary, seek assistance from Deputy or Operations Managers
• Adhere to standard processes that support business requirements
• Accountable for the 5S standards and all HS&E tasks for their team area

Job Requirements

Personal Characteristics:
• Good influencing skills
• Good communication skills
• Good understanding of CI and 5S principles and their application
• Ability to deal with conflict
• Action oriented

• Manufacturing experience including general assembly processes in one or more of the following areas:
• Build of Aircraft Generators and Rotors
• Balancing of Rotor assemblies
• Heat / Freeze operation for stator sink
• Strip, survey and fitting experience for generators

From time to time the successful candidate may be required by the Company to perform other tasks and/or learn new skills which are not included in the above description, but are within the capabilities of the individual and, where necessary, training will be given.

• Evidence of written English at interview stage. This will be through providing certification of a formal English or technical qualification studied in the UK or overseas in English. If this cannot be provided you will be required to complete and pass an online SHL English comprehension test as part of the interview process.

Specificity of the job


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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification and in the electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 11,500 employees across thirteen different countries.

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