GKN Value Stream Leader 2nd Shift FOR in Alamance, North Carolina

Value Stream Leader 2nd Shift FOR

Country: United States

Work Location: Alamance

State: North Carolina

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity


Function as the hands-on facilitator of assembly cells in the Production Department. Fills-in for the Production Area Manager as required


  • Responsible for safety, quality, delivery, and productivity of their assigned teams.

  • Function as primary facilitator for designated cell(s) and have responsibility for performance across all shifts.

  • Housekeeping and 5S responsibility for assigned cells and shop floor in general.

  • Responsible for KRONOS Time and Attendance tracking, cross charging hours, enforcing attendance policy, and reconciling payroll adjustments and corrections.

  • Make decisions regarding vacation and personal time planning.

  • Communicate and enforce company policies.

  • Maintain staffing to budgeted levels.

  • Process ECR’s and make requests for temporary labor.

  • Coach, train and develop teams/individuals to peak performance.

  • Counsel and discipline teams/individuals as necessary.

  • Hold regular team meetings, which should include support personnel as required.

  • Communicate and escalate with peers in production and support functions.

  • Champion QIP’s and Improvement Flashes which drive cell improvements. Work cross-functionally to address cell issues.

  • Aid in budgeting and scheduling process. Make overtime decisions along with Production Area Manager.

  • Represent production department in CAPM Process for new program launch.

  • Manage day-to-day exceptions with teamwork and good decision-making.

  • Perform other duties as required by Production Management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain conformance to budgetary limitations in all reporting cells.

  • Exercise direct supervision over teams/cells in respect to safety, quality, delivery and cost of production to satisfy the customer.

  • Maintain a team based culture though leadership and by example.

Stimulate maximum efficiency and productivity of teams.

Manage the efficient utilization of equipment and facility.

Maintain compliance with company policies, safety standards and good housekeeping practices.

Recommend subordinate personnel and/or rate changes.

Effectively manage employees through succession planning, development, and, when necessary, through disciplinary actions.

Recommend and justify purchase of new capital equipment.

Any other duties as assigned.


  • Associates Degree in Manufacturing or related degree preferred, or at least one year towards the degree and working towards completion; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • 2 years manufacturing experience

  • Must possess strong leadership experience

  • Experience in high volume production

  • Familiar with standard accounting procedures

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.