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Textron Front Line Leader - Production Shift Supervisor (2nd Shift) in Grand Prairie, Texas

Front Line Leader - Production Shift Supervisor (2nd Shift)


We arepioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to design thefirst functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission andbrought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the futureof on-demand mobility. AtBell, we are proud to work for an iconic company with superb talent, rapidlycreating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences.

Position Summary :

  • The Front Line Leader will be ultimately responsible for the overall execution and performance of anassigned area.

  • This includes but is notlimited to the general assigning, managing and directing of the daily manufacturingactivities of up to 25 union covered employees within their assigned area toattain economy of operations, maximize throughput, and ensure profitableproduction of parts.

Position Responsibilities :

  • Provide daily assignment and direction to direct reports.

  • Conduct disciplines of employees when necessary.

  • Manage in accordance with the local production union Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Utilize metrics driven accountability for performance: TAKT, earned hours, efficiency, schedule, overhead, and overtime charges.

  • Achieve objectives in a matrix work environment and work effectively with multiple functions (such as Supply Chain, Process Engineering, Continuous Improvement, Quality, etc.).

  • Develop, support, and implement process improvements.

  • Evaluate business impact in regards to metrics, activity reports, delivery schedules, manpower, etc.

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal, leadership, communication and organization skills.


Education andExperience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics or a related discipline or equivalent work experience required.

  • Five years Leadership experience preferred

  • Knowledge of SAP preferred

  • Experience and/or training in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma desired. Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Machining experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) preferred

  • This candidate must have excellent oral and written communications skills, be goal-oriented, data driven, with strong sense of urgency.

  • This candidate should be creative, entrepreneurial, and an empowering team leader.

  • Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to document procedures, express processes in writing and flow chart processes.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Drive for Results

  • Conflict Management

  • Developing Direct Reports

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Ethics and Values

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Managerial Courage

  • Building Effective Teams

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

Mental & PhysicalRequirements:


Performs highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, itsapplication to a variety of situations, as well as exercise of independentjudgment.

Must have the ability to analyze situations and respond to problems to ensureinternal and external customer demands are met.


Assigned to a distribution environment. Must be able to assist direct reports.Uses computer terminal frequently. Interfaces with other managerial, office andhourly employees on a regular basis with various forms of communication.Required to wear appropriate PPE (i.e., safety glasses).

The responsibilities and duties outlined in this position description are aguideline for the general duties of the position and are not exhaustive of allduties inherent in the job. The company reserves the right to modify, amend,alter or delete any aspect of this position description at any time.

This position requiresuse of information which is subject to the International Traffic in ArmsRegulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within themeaning 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.

Don’t miss the chance tojoin a diverse, inclusive environment that embodies one of our core values,Lift Each Other Up. As a member of our global workforce, you willcollaborate with dedicated, enthusiastic teams where differences in experiences,backgrounds and ideas combined with a strong passion for our products take usabove and beyond flight.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Manufacturing

Primary Location US-Texas-Grand Prairie

Recruiting Company Bell Textron Inc.

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Manager with Direct Reports

Shift Second Shift

Req ID: 286306