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General Electric Manufacturing Team Leader in Vandalia, Ohio

Job Description Summary

The Commercial New Product Introduction supervisor manages the daily operation for manufacturing generators with an hourly workforce of 7+ build associates. This department is unique in that it requires a candidate to be able to lead and facilitate cross function teams of engineers, quality, and material specialist to achieve product quality, cost and output metrics on the new commercial product. A nuance to this position is that it requires a working understanding of collective bargaining and contractual governance as we are a union site. Due to the multifaceted nature of the department, a strong candidate must have a solid background in operations, quality, problem solving, conflict resolution, process improvements.

Job Description

Essential Responsibility:

Oversight and management of front-line manufacturing employees involving:

  • Oversight and management of hourly direct reports consisting of approximately 7 build specialists.

  • Pay and time keeping.

  • Prioritization of work.

  • Drive continuous improvement activities for the team.

  • Provide mentorship and coaching to subordinates and peers.

  • Focus on tactical goals while not losing sight of strategic priorities.

  • Develop strategies to achieve deliveries.

  • Manage labor capacity and hiring plan per workflow and demand schedule.

  • Maintain training certifications, FAA and ISO audit certification.

  • Develop solutions within a “Lean” culture and team setting to achieve organizational goals.

  • Engage peers and workforce to develop projects that impact the productivity and quality.

  • Must be able to work cross functionally with other leaders to manage work in process inventories and customer priorities while achieving business metrics.

Qualification/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 4 years of experience in Manufacturing).

Desired characteristics

  • Direct supervisory experience.

  • Engineering or materials background.

  • Previous manufacturing background in assembly or machining environments.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Developed interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Candidate must be able to navigate through the ambiguity that comes with New Product Development.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

  • Experience in lean, 6 sigma, kaizen or continuous improvement problem solving.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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