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Assembly Team Lead

Requisition ID:  105611
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Kentucky (3015)

Danville, KY, United States, 40422

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 10,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers.

Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world leading technology. Our Braking Systems product group supplies both military and commercial aircrafts.

We seal essential spaces, such as landing gear, wings, engines, nacelles, windows and doors, and produce intelligent air data systems and sensors that measure altitude, angle or acceleration. These sensors can be used on planes, train control systems or even missile control systems.

Whether it’s developing new radome solutions, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, the Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

The Assembly Team Lead will report to the area Supervisor/Manager and will perform tasks related to all the work areas. This person will be expected to be a working lead and take on a leadership role within the Danville Site Operations.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Lead team members in day to day operations including work assignments serving as the initial point of contact for problem solving for each Assembly work area
  • Visual Scheduling (Assign team members, Monitor work orders/pulls, update visual flow board, adjust manpower as necessary).
  • Line Issues (Mitigate down time, diagnose issues, issue IN’s, root cause analysis)
  • Self-directed and flexible in the performance of job duties
  • Train new work area team members through on-the-job-training
  • Lead and support work processes that support Continuous Improvement, eliminate waste and ensure high levels of Safety, Quality and Productivity within the work area
  • 6S standards and Lean processing are required, along with problem solving efforts using 5 WHY, fishbone, etc in a team environment.
  • Work effectively with other departments maintaining strong internal Customer/Supplier relationships as well as with all members of the Airframe Management team and other company representatives
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment that will ensure the safety and general welfare of employees at all times
  • Ensure documentation and compliance of specific standard operating procedures and requirements as well as product identification requirements in the work area
  • Support all facility and Company-wide goals, objectives and initiatives
  • Lead the daily stand up communications with team members (DLA) for the work cell/area
  • Maintain updated information on the DLA board
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the area Supervisor/Manager.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary

Job Specifications

Education: A Secondary Certificate/High School Diploma or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations is preferred.

Certifications: Vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field 

Years Experience: 3 years or more of relevant experience depending on the complexity level of the job


  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Keen ability to work in a team environment
  • Good organizational skills to lead activities of Final Assembly
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and determine methods and procedures
  • Skilled problem-solver: Exercises judgment, based on previous experience, practices and precedents, to identify and solve problems that arise with little or no precedent
  • Able to read and interpret company documents, such as safety rules, operating/manufacturing instructions, policies and procedures
  • Ability to adapt to change

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or

If this position is located in the United States, this job will require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, all applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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