Kaman Corporation

  • Group Leader, Assembly Operations

    Location : Location US-CT-Middletown
    Requisition ID
    Kaman Aerospace
    Shift 1
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    4 months ago(2/15/2019 12:04 PM)
  • Overview

    Work under the general direction of the Team Leader and is responsible to determine and direct the sequence of manufacturing operations and functions required to manufacture products that comply with company goals and customer requirements.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities



    Plan, lead and supervise assigned functions in Manufacturing Operations Group necessary to manufacture and deliver products in accordance with contractual and other related requirements such as quality, procurement regulations, program requirements, cost control/budgets, engineering change control, environmental compliance and others. Perform a wide range of assembly and test operations, operate equipment and oversee product quality and workmanship schedule, assigning and monitoring work within the cell to meet program objectives.


    Responsible to execute on assigned program budgets, costs to complete and compliance to quality systems requirements and procedures, per the instruction of the Team Leader. Ensure established metrics that track performance to the requirements in quality, schedule, cost and continued application of lean enterprise are executed. Make recommendations on production tooling, determining needs.   Oversee tool maintenance. Ensure necessary material, machinery and/or personnel are available when needed. Report deficiencies to Team Leader and work to repair those deficiencies. Monitor production process within Group to ensure work orders are followed properly, takt time is being achieved and required paperwork is completed appropriately. Participate in recommendations for corrective and preventive actions.


    Establish and maintain effective communication within and between functional groups/management to address problems and obtain resolution. Execute on cost control by scheduling appropriate use of manpower through balancing production need. Develop and revise assembly and production procedures. Maintain high standard of performance expectations from employees through appropriate evaluations and training such that the assigned functions demonstrate continuous improvement and compliance to standards.


    Provide input on Employee Performance Appraisals. Provide input on employee placement, requirements for hiring of personnel and training/cross training. Provide input for product quotes and estimates complete requests. Lead and/or participate in process improvement efforts to address or enhance program quality, cost and scheduling.


    Assure coordination and integration of workflow with continuous improvement through lean activities  Support Company initiatives including ISO 9000 and Statistical Process Control (SPC) ensuring continuous improvement of policies, procedures, and products. Support all environmental and safety standards.  Set standards for a safe work environment and provide leadership in the prevention of damaged goods. Maintain and monitor visual systems that support the programs, work with support departments to improve company systems, to increase performance.


    Perform other duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience:


    High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field or successful performance of formal development plan leading to BS/BA degree is required. Good oral and written communication skills required. Broad understanding of manufacturing methods, techniques and processes and ability to read/interpret schematics and blueprints. Use of basic math skills together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, types of measuring equipment. Accurate and efficient use of personal computer including spreadsheet and database software. Over 3 years related experience, to qualify.


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