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Group Leader, Senior

Asheville - North Carolina - USA

Jul 02, 2021

Full time


Position Description

The Group Leader is responsible for successfully managing all business aspects of the (3)-shift, (7)- days operation of their department. The position will ensure that daily production demands are met while developing and executing long term growth and continuous improvement strategies. Their performance will be tracked and measured against daily and monthly Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Continuous Improvement KPIs established from the overall plant initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure a safe work environment.
  • Drive investigation and root cause analysis for all safety related incidents within their department.
  • Define area performance metrics.
  • Drive daily production meetings to ensure the next 24-hours of production will be executed successfully.
  • Drive weekly core team meetings and actions to ensure long term goals associated to safety, quality, launch, and productivity are accomplished.
  • Participate in and approve the scheduling of their production area and any overtime required.
  • Perform weekly LPA to ensure Safety, Quality, TPM, and Environmental pieces of the business are aligned.
  • Support and drive the lean manufacturing system; assign work; recommend and implement improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures, employee relations, and working conditions.
  • Drive team leader and team member development.
  • Develop departmental staffing.
  • Execute departmental disciplinary actions, corrective actions, and terminations.
  • Oversee all departmental activities in accordance with company policies and procedures and applicable laws.
  • Build employee engagement through thoughtful incorporation of employee ideas.
  • Responsible for area performance measures and individual employee work performance; provide coaching and direction to employees at various levels within the organization.
  • Responsible for communication at all levels.
  • Supports all shifts for manufacturing during the week and weekends, if necessary.
  • Ensure required documents like standard work, process sheets, control plans, FMEA’s, FPPA, job instructions, etc. are completed and on the line.
  • Write and or support the writing of AR narratives to justify the funding needed for cost reductions and continuous improvement projects
  • Ensure proper and timely dispositions of the parts on hold as it pertains to rework or to be scrapped
  • Actively support any downtime, quality, or performance needs through troubleshooting and problem solving using different problem-solving applications like 8D, 6 Sigma, etc.
  • Ensures future program needs are met through evaluation of department capacity, OEE, cycle times, etc
  • Timelines, efficiency and cost control are of the utmost importance
  • Develops working relationships with the manufacturing, quality, human resources, information technology, accounting and materials department and equipment suppliers to facilitate process improvements
  • Leads and motivates employee’s per the BorgWarner philosophy
  • Accountable for:
    • Understanding all requirements of each job reporting to this position
    • Ensuring each person is performing all requirements of the job
    • Providing adequate training and development as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong technical skills and knowledge of lean manufacturing processes/procedures required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications - Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills essential
  • Familiarity with proven safety programs or quality programs (i.e. Kaizen) a plus
  • Knowledge of advanced aspects of products/processes that are managed
  • Experienced and capable in building, leading, and motivating teams
  • Understands human resource management and development skills
  • Extensive personal computer experience and software knowledge
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fundamental knowledge of machine design principles, pneumatics, hydraulics and machine control.
  • Thorough knowledge of project management techniques and tools (GANTT & PERT charts etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments principles.

Required Education

  • Four-year degree is preferred.

Preferred Elements

  • experience in the automotive industry

EEO Statement

BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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