Team Leader, GKN Aerospace

in Portsmouth

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Team Leader
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Date:Sep 10, 2021
Location: Portsmouth, GB
Company: GKN Aerospace Careers
About Us
GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world's aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world's advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.
About the opportunity
GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.
We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.
Job Summary
The Team Leader is accountable for achieving the People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets through the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model.
The Team Leader is accountable for attaining Operational Excellence across their designated area of responsibility, in line with the Performance Centre objectives.
The Team Leader is accountable for creating a 'Great Place To Work' through developing and empowering first class Team Members and driving a culture of continuous improvement, safe working and open dialogue.
• Are you a Team Leader who thrives when helping operators grow and develop, and are constantly looking for coachable moments to upskill them?
• Do you love solving problems and want to go beyond just fixing them - identifying root causes, finding optimal solutions, and implementing process improvements to prevent future issues?
• Are you driven by a need to exceed your customers, your team, and your company expectations?
• Can you push your team to deliver the highest quality products and solutions in a timely manner and still have their esteem?
• Do you thrive in leveraging the talent of your team to consistently increase performance and productivity?
• Do you flourish when you can make decisions and own its consequences?
• Are you a person who has a natural authority to get things done and who actively deals with poor behaviours or performance?
Job Responsibilities
Create and sustain a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace "Great Place To Work" value drivers and Culture Principles by role-modelling behaviours, motivating, encouraging and recognising the contribution of Team Members.
Hold Team Members and fellow Team Leaders accountable to embody the GKNA culture principles
Be Open and Honest when appraising and managing individuals' performance whilst supporting and coaching individuals to close performance gaps
Provide opportunities for Team Members to play to their strengths; do what they do best and create on-going opportunities for learning and personal development
Exemplifying a safety-first mindset and ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are applied and that their assigned areas are a model of a world class healthy and safe working environment
Leading and developing their teams to understand the context, mechanics and the delivery of PSQDCC targets to meet customer and stakeholder commitments
Driving the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model (LOM) across their assigned areas
Developing first-class Team Members who embody the GKN culture principles and are readily able to progress to become Team Leaders or take other roles in the business
Active involvement in problem solving and the management system using a 'Go to Gemba' approach to solve problems with the ambition that 95% of issues can be solved within the zone itself
Contributing to the Value Stream future state design, and ensuring its execution across their assigned areas
Cooperate with other Team Leaders to ensure the best performance outcomes for the entire Area
Holding the functional support staff accountable for adhering to the Global standards and enabling their zone team to meet its targets
Ensuring the disciplined execution of Daily Management and Standardised work through the conscientious adherence to Leader Standard Work
Driving and facilitating the Engagement of all team members, ensuring engagement actions are defined, implemented and followed-through
Complying with all legal and regulatory requirements and ensuring that staff are aware of the policies and their individual responsibilities and accountabilities:
o The company's Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies
o Compliance and Ethics Policy on Contracting with the United States Government in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government
o Export Control regulations
Responsibility for managing a Zone budget as agreed with their Group Leader
Taking ownership when having to make difficult decisions linked to their Zone
Job Qualifications
Essential:
Able to demonstrate competence to undertake key tasks within their designated work zone or those in zones within similar processes
Excellent performance as a Team member, demonstrating rigorous adherence to standardised work, and a track record of Kaizen implementation
Self-motivated by meeting and exceeding PSQDCC performance targets
The demonstrated ability to work with various stakeholders
Demonstrated potential to lead, engage, train and develop direct reports
An effective communicator and an influential team member
Desirable:
Qualifications in an Engineering or Science discipline
Good standard of English language
Experience working with a Lean Operating Model / Production System
Lean or Six Sigma certification by a reputable certifying body or benchmark company
Aerospace supply chain experience
A passion for the Aerospace industry
Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
GKN is an equal opportunity employer.
We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think GKN Aerospace head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    82% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Not great
  • Not easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for GKN Aerospace workers to change shifts?

    Most people find it hard to change shifts

    How we know this

    63% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do GKN Aerospace workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    67% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at GKN Aerospace?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 14% report getting one week notice or less
    • 10% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 29% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 48% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at GKN Aerospace?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    64% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful to work at GKN Aerospace?

    Most people don’t feel stressed here

    How we know this

    73% of people say they don’t feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Breaks are paid

    Do workers at GKN Aerospace get paid breaks?

    Usually. Most people get paid breaks

    How we know this

    67% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are people given support to progress at GKN Aerospace?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 50% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at GKN Aerospace recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    68% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at GKN Aerospace feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    70% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how GKN Aerospace is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    59% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at GKN Aerospace worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    67% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at GKN Aerospace?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    96% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at GKN Aerospace?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    87% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

  • Good for parents

    Is working at GKN Aerospace good if you have caring responsibilities?

    People say this is a good place to work if you care for a child or other relative

    How we know this

    78% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do GKN Aerospace managers change shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 20 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does GKN Aerospace pay enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid market rates

    Does GKN Aerospace pay market rates?

    People are paid market rates

    How we know this

    79% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at GKN Aerospace get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    82% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • People get sick pay

    Does GKN Aerospace pay sick pay?

    Yes. People get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    83% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do workers at GKN Aerospace do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    75% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 20 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

What employees are saying about GKN Aerospace

  • Best thing

    Only work 4 days a week

    Worst thing

    Treated like a number , poor communication and managers are not people focused

    6.8

    Employee, August 2021