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Safran USA/Canada
Location: Kentucky, United States
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Machinist
General information


Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters. Safran is also features at the top of the "Happy at Work" ranking compiled by the website, as one of the most popular companies for young engineers* and in the LinkedIn Top Attractors in France.

*Universum and Trendence surveys

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Its expertise encompasses the entire life cycle of its products, from design and manufacture to in-service support, repair and overhaul. Safran Landing Systems is a partner to 30 airframers working in the fields of civil, regional, business and military transport. Safran Landing Systems provides support for 27,000 aircraft making over 54,000 landings every day. Safran Landing Systems has a staff of more than 7,200 in Europe, North America and Asia.

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Production - Methods

Job title

Machining Team Leader

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category

Professional, Engineer & Manager

Part time / Full time


Job description

•Assign work and oversee activities of manufacturing employees with safety, quality, delivery, and cost as primary goals

•Lead continuous improvement via lean initiatives, and facilitate the implementation of ideas; complete advanced Lean Principles training

•Drive performance objectives in the areas of delivery, cost, quality, and safety, and assist team members in consistently achieving their specific goals

•Build positive employee relationships based on defined measurable goals, open communication, and participative management

•Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal customers

•Operate and/or oversee the operation of technical processes and equipment

•Monitor equipment and processes and ensure recording of process parameters

•Troubleshoot manufacturing anomalies relating to equipment and process operation, productivity, and quality

•Monitor the proper and efficient material handling to ensure product traceability, adherence to quality requirements, and scheduling demands

•Follow all procedures administered by safety, quality, process engineering and facilities engineering

•Create a flexible workforce via training of personnel across manufacturing operations

•Complete Leadership-type training as specified by the Operations Manager

•Perform other duties as required

Additional description

•Must demonstrate the physical capacity to meet the demands of a Job Placement Assessment (JPA) as administered by St. Elizabeth Business Health Services

•Potential to work in/near electro-magnetic fields created by high temperature induction furnaces

•Potential to work in confined spaces and wear a respirator and/or self-contained breathing apparatus

•Subjected to environmental conditions, noise, vibration, oils, and other related industrial hazards

•May be exposed to and handle hazardous wastes as defined in 40 CFR 261.3

•Vocal communication, hearing, and visual acuity are required for safety, direction, and the exchange of ideas in the industrial environment

Candidate skills & requirements

•Building a Successful Team
•Decision Making
•Managing Conflict
•Planning and Organizing
•Safety Awareness
•Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
•Three years of experience in a technical position or previous Leadership experience
•Demonstrated ability to train others
•Demonstrated ability in technical problem-solving

Job location

Job location

North America, United States, Kentucky, Walton

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Candidate criteria

Minimum education level achieved

High School diploma, A Level

Minimum experience level required

More than 8 years

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