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General Electric Production Leader in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Role Summary:The Production Leader plays a vital role in ensuring that day to day operations of the product line run efficiently. As a Production Leader you will be responsible for managing hour by hour production within the area, ensuring the team achieves and meets their targets and operational effectiveness is maximized.

The successful candidate will be required to work shift which at present which is a Monday to Friday night shift.

Essential Responsibilities:The Production Leader will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing and managing front-line manufacturing employees, typically managing hourly employee populations

  • Ensuring shift adherence within area

  • Developing daily production plan to support volume throughput, utilization of standard labour hours, management of overtime and annual leave within team to meet OTR requirements in line with business needs

  • Attending daily CCC meeting

  • Working with the product line/business area operational leader and senior business leadership to support the strategic planning of manpower, equipment and other resources

  • Working closely with key stakeholders across the business using data to detect critical production issues including quality and engineering requirements and work with support functions to identify solutions

  • Ensuring safety, quality, housekeeping standards and compliance regulations are adhered to within the area

  • Communicating key business/customer issues to employees

  • Effectively monitoring and managing absence through utilisation of the Company absence management process including the accurate recording of absence in SAP

  • Managing teams and holding employees accountable in line with GE policies and procedures

  • Attending and actively engaging in Gate Leader Forum activities

  • Executing on the training plan to ensure all direct reports attend relevant training while minimizing impact to production #L


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with some experience in Manufacturing) or equivalent knowledge or experience

  • Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

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Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance:

Desired Characteristics:

  • Previous leadership experience

  • Experience of managing diverse teams

  • Knowledge of manufacturing policies and regulations

  • Experience of working within a Lean Environment


  • Strong decision making and planning skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to influence and engage others

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Proven analytical and organisational ability

About Us:At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, and according with all local laws protecting different status.

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