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Value Stream Manager

Requisition ID:  107672
Business Unit:  Engine Systems North Hollywood (3100)

North Hollywood, CA, United States, 91605

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 10,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.


Our Engine Systems division brings together a range of abilities to support aero-engine manufacturers, including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Safran, and Rolls Royce.


At Meggitt, we have spearheaded pioneering applied research and technology programs to develop next-generation turbofan cooling. We create thermal management components which operate reliably in extremes of temperature, pressure, and vibration on the engines and airframes of leading military and commercial rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. Together, our Engine Systems division is helping to create the engines of the future.



Job Designation

The Manufacturing Operations Manager (Factor Focus) effectively leads and develops the Manufacturing Operations Team to obtain optimum productivity while reaching strategic goals. Manages manufacturing and operations processes to ensure sufficient quantities of quality products on time and on budget in order to meet marketplace demand.

  • Overall responsibility for factory P&L, production performance, costs, and quality within the focus factory
  • Strategically develop, implement, and manage long-term and short-term production plans in alignment with corporate strategy.
  • Demonstrated experience in Operations transformation, KPI deployment, and continuous improvement (CI)
  • Drive initiatives for the focus factory as it pertains to High-Performance Systems (HPS), Safety (EH&S), HR, and other key areas
  • Directly and indirectly manage production and functional employees dedicated to the focus factory, such as quality, engineering, continuous improvement, and planning & procurement. 
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders  to meet deliverables and resolve production challenges
  • Analyze production data for capacity planning, barriers, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Drive daily KPI standup meetings and serve as a point of escalation for the resolution of production issues
  • Execute continuous improvement tools and procedures within the focus factory to minimize process variation, execute standard work and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) 
  • Drive a safety culture through education and adherence to EH&S guidelines and company standards
  • Manage staff selection, performance, coaching, and development and collaborates with HR on people planning, utilization, development, and employee relations situations
  • Is an ambassador and facilitator of High-Performance Culture

Job Core Responsibilities


  • Lead, plan and direct site operations to ensure delivery of operational results in terms of delivery, quality, cost, and inventory. 
  • Ensures effective utilization of production resources and drives productivity improvements and deployment of functional processes at the site leads and facilitates Continuous Improvement.
  • Manage staff selection, performance, and development to ensure requisite competencies and capabilities, and oversee the professional development of functional personnel at the site.
  • Ensure a safe working environment and compliance with relevant legislation and Company requirements.


Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor's degree or the equivalent of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations
Years Experience: min 5 years of production and/or operation experience

  • A solid understanding of capacity planning and management, including Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), work scheduling techniques, and inventory management (SAP experience a plus).
  • A solid understanding of LEAN production management.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading Kaizen events.
  • Strong people management and team leadership skills, including delegation, training, maintaining a coaching mindset and evaluating performance.
  • A solid understanding of HSE principles.
  • A solid understanding of problem-solving techniques, such as 8 Disciplines of Problem Solving (8D), Ishikawa/Fishbone diagraming, Value Stream Mapping, 5-Why, etc.
  • A basic understanding of procurement.
  • A basic understanding of financial principles and their application.
  • A basic understanding of strategic manufacturing issues, such as the impact of volume, variety and lead time, and process layout options.


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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