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Value Stream Manager, Mags & Sensors

Requisition ID:  61820
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Portland (3500)
Location: 

Milwaukie, OR, United States, 97222

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense 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 9,000 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, Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

The Value Stream Manager will provide front line production leadership to a manufacturing value stream team, utilizing lean business systems as the keystone of the daily activities required to deliver business results in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and cost.  Will establish a world-class manufacturing organization to support current and future challenges. This position will have direct reporting responsibility for a team consisting of Supervisor, Team Leads and Assemblers, and Manufacturing Engineers/Technicians.

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Provide motivational leadership and communication to all team associates to ensure understanding and attainment of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Inventory performance objectives and weekly shipments.
•    Coordinate material and resource planning to ensure daily delivery and productivity goals are met.
•    Utilize, drive, and promote understanding of Lean tools and principles to ensure the delivery of business objectives and a culture of continuous improvement.  Develop and implement kaizen plans, daily management, lean conversion, and countermeasures.
•    Drive complete kanban conversion and maintenance as required to deliver OTD and Inventory targets.
•    Ensure compliance with company policies and procedure. Take active role in safety awareness and accident prevention.
•    Develop a world-class operations organization by providing training, coaching, and counseling as appropriate.
•    Ensure proper staffing levels, quality and quantity, to meet customer requirements and achieve productivity targets.
•    Ensures general safety, compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and company requirements.
•    Manages staff selection, performance, development and training processes to ensure team competencies and capabilities to reach the business goals and expectations.
•    Other responsibilities as assigned.
•    Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
•    Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary.

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing/Technology or related field required
Years’ Experience: 7+ years of engineering experience required
Skills:
•    Minimum 2-year proven shop floor operations leadership/supervisory experience in a multi-functional manufacturing environment preferred
•    Working knowledge and advanced training in Lean manufacturing concepts and techniques with significant exposure to kanban managed supply chain preferred
•    Proven ability to develop and enhance a suboptimal organization including the formal development of direct reports preferred
•    Demonstrated ability to lead in a rapid changing, intense, and demanding environment
•    Outstanding spreadsheet utilization skills along with proficiency in word processing and presentation software (MS Office)
•    Ability to understand and interpret blueprints and engineering specifications
•    Previous experience in a military and/or aerospace setting with ISO and FAA regulations preferred
•    Excellent communicator and team builder
•    Exceptional leadership skills including ability to drive improvements/results across departments
•    Independent with strong sense of initiative (self-directed)
•    Strong ability to balance the need for results with a focus on processes
•    Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
•    Mentorship passion and ability
•    Strong negotiation skills
•    Multi-tasked, flexible, open minded
•    Analytical, fact-based problem solver
•    Commitment to continuous improvement
•    Decisive, fair, consistent
•    High degree of attention to detail
•    Strong sense of urgency
•    Stress tolerant in a fast-paced, results-oriented manufacturing environment
•    Ability to positively motivate teams around stretch goal success

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 HRISon@meggitt.com.

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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