Value Stream Manager

| Cheshire, CT, USA
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Value Stream Manager - Exempt

Hanwha Aerospace USA has long been recognized as a leader in the development and supply of flight critical Aerospace/Defense components and assemblies. Operating out of four state of the art facilities located in Connecticut, Hanwha Aerospace USA offers growth and career development opportunities to enrich your talents. We are always seeking to hire talented, hard-working, and committed individuals for roles in Operations (CNC Machining, Tool Making, and Fabrication/Assembly), Engineering, Quality and other Support Roles.

Reporting to the Director, Operations, the Value Stream Manager ("VSM") is charged with leading a dedicated cross functional team comprised of Engineering, Quality, Production Planning, Supply Chain, Production Support and highly skilled Machinists in the manufacturing of aerospace components. The VSM manages and leads the team towards achieving daily and long-term key performance indicators tied to financial and operational metrics. This role also drives continuous improvement of the value stream at all levels and acts as liaison with other functions and the external customers.

Location: Based out of Cheshire, CT, Precision Components

Reports to: Director of Operations

Salary Grade:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform.

Provide strategic direction for value stream including long and short-range resource planning (labor, equipment) to ensure effective and profitable line function, adjusting to changing customer or business needs as required.

Ensure that Safety, Health and Environmental compliance is included as part of everyday activities while working cooperatively with the EH&S Manager to improve employee engagement in safety, health and environmental initiatives.

Execute the manufacturing schedules based on information and requirements to plan production on-time delivery of products while meeting quality standards, and at the lowest possible cost.

Manage the external supplier network which includes machining, coating, and grinding. Ensure the suppliers meet or exceed target performance for delivery, quality and cost.

Achieve and maintain a cooperative working relationship with the customer. Ensure any issues relative to achieving Customer schedule are resolved in as short a time as possible to mitigate any impact to the Customer

Champions Lean Manufacturing efforts within work cell(s)/value stream(s) to improve established metrics.

Lead process improvement efforts that achieve highly capable processes and world class yield rates.

Communicating across the organization to gain information and receive feedback and suggestions and provide updates and information.

Supervising production employees, including participation in selection, performance management (including evaluation and discipline), coaching, training and employee development, and ensuring compliance to legal and company requirements.

Reporting and pro-actively escalating issues to senior management that may impact business objectives.

Additional Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Perform other duties or responsibilities as requested or required, whether or not specifically mentioned in this job description.

Regular and predictable attendance. Job may require more than a 40 hr work week to complete daily responsibilities.

Ability to read and write English at a functional level.

ISO 9002 Authority:

Is not authorized to initiate, record, verify or implement corrective actions or solutions to problems relating to product, process or quality system, but may recommend.

Various other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Participate in training as required

5-10% Domestic Travel required

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift, push, or pull at least 50 lbs.

Regularly required to sit, stand, reach, bend, and move about our facility

Marginal / Less Essential Job Functions:

To perform other miscellaneous tasks as directed.

Job Qualification Requirements:

Training and Experience: A Bachelor's degree in engineering/business, a related discipline or 8 years' experience in engineering or production management. 10 years overall experience in a production environment and 5 years Aerospace Manufacturing management/program management/CI management experience. 5 years' experience leading and managing a team in a production environment. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop operational plans and knowledge of business finance linking financial outcomes with operations actions and strategy. Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement, experience leading operational transformation combined with organizational, communication and leadership skills to communicate effectively and persuasively to individuals at all levels and to cross-functional group. Extensive experience with Microsoft Office products for the purpose of data analysis and preparing presentations.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in engineering/business/MBA.Six Sigma Black Belt/Green Belt or AME Silver, or equivalent Lean Manufacturing Certification

Visual Acuity: Near acuity and accommodation are required for reading machine dial gauges, blueprints, and precision measuring instruments used in the inspection of parts.

Hearing Ability: The employee must be able to monitor machine sounds to identify and diagnose changes in order to take appropriate actions.

Physical Demand: The employee is required to:

  • stand, walk, push, pull, reach overhead and bend to the floor.
  • exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or
  • exert 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or
  • exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects

Working Conditions: The employee is subject to:

  • high noise levels from operating machines
  • physical hazards from moving equipment and machine parts

The employee may be required to follow other job-related instructions, to attend job-related seminars and courses, training sessions and meetings beyond normal working hours and to perform other job related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.

AAP Statement

Hanwha Aerospace USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity or Expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

*Subject to change with or without notice*

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