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General Electric AvioPolska Bielsko-Biała Plant Leader in Bielsko-Biala, Poland

Job Description Summary

Avio Aero - a GE Aerospace company - is the leading company in the aeronautic business sector for the design, manufacturing and maintenance of components and systems for civil and military aero engines. With more than 5,500 employees, Avio Aero is present in the entire life cycle of the product, from the design and planning phase to that of production and services.

As Plant Leader at the AvioPolska Bielsko-Biała Plant, you will be responsible for directing the functional areas of the business - where you will supervise all phases of plant operations, including production, maintenance and receiving. You will be required to translate concepts, develop strategies, drive transformation and implement change.

Job Description

About Us:

At the Avio Aero plant in Bielsko-Biała we manufacture low pressure turbine components designed in our Engineering Center. We also design, develop and support entire lifecycle of many other components, sub-systems and modules of aero engines, including accessory and power gearboxes, rotating parts and structures. Our products are installed in the engines used in most well-known types of aircrafts, such as: Boeing 777, 737, 747-8, 787 Dreamliner, Airbus A320, Textron 220, Comac C919 and exploited in the most key airlines like Qatar, American Airlines, Emirates, British Airways, AirFrance, United Airlines, Japan Airlines, LOT, Lufthansa, Cargolux or NCA.

Total employees: Over 350 blue collar and approximately 100 white collar.

We are an international organization, focused on continuous development and improvement. We foster a culture that welcomes what distinguishes us to enable people to reach their full potential. Our employees associated within different community groups help us to ensure, promote and empower diversity – the best driver of innovation.

Essential responsibilities:

  • You would be responsible for meeting all established cost, quality, and delivery commitments.

  • Ensure operating mechanism to guarantee behaviors consistent with compliance, quality system and EHS requirements

  • Control manufacturing processes through plans that consider personnel requirements, materials, turnout, sub-contracting, facilities, tooling and equipment.

  • Ensure assigned employees are aware/comply with all GE government, customer and applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

  • Deep know-how in Lean principles and proven experience in Lean implementation/application

  • Perform necessary administrative activities associated with effective management of shop operations, including necessary interface activities with other functions and organizations required to accomplish all objectives.

  • Implement the Manufacturing plans as established by the Value Process Engineering Operation, utilizing processes that will assure highest possible quality products at the lowest possible cost, delivered in accordance to schedule commitments.

  • Support proactive proposal and inquiry activity at all organizational levels.

  • Develop necessary business plans to enhance the Manufacturing Plan which encompasses all program requirements, including throughput, labor hours, cycle, cost reducibility, and image.

  • Provide ongoing supervision and counseling for employees, guiding them in current positions and assisting with career development and training.

  • Assure commitment in own and others actions to the pursuit of highest possible quality of services, internal and delivered products to customers.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

  • Extensive industry experience and/or Aerospace manufacturing experience.

  • Additional experience in a Supply Chain, Manufacturing operations position.

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing leadership disciplines including production planning, inventory control, variable cost productivity, fulfilment metrics, quality, and cost systems.

  • Proven mentoring and coaching skills demonstrated ability to motivate & inspire others.

  • Ability to successfully maintain high morale, employee engagement, safety, and teamwork in mixed hourly and salaried environments.

  • Inclusive leadership style, proven ability to build a connection with the team through personal involvement and trust

  • Trained in Lean principles with demonstrated ability to apply tools and process rigor

Flexible Working

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Performance based annual bonus

  • Non-contributory Pension

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection

  • Private medical cover

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes