Textron Operations Leader in Kennesaw, Georgia

Operations Leader


Position Summary

The Operations Leader will be responsible for optimizing processes in Safety, Quality, Delivery and

Continuous Improvement and Cost by monitoring and supervising daily operations in Materials, Assembly and/or Fabrication. This also includes liaison activities with outside organizations of Quality, Safety, Engineering, and Continuous Improvement to ensure process efficiencies and successful new program integration.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Organizes the day-to-day operations and prioritization within assigned work area. Coordinates production activities in the major areas of responsibility to meet production schedules in the most efficient and effective manner

  • Tours operations daily, checking on workmanship, efficiencies, safe working conditions and methods and compliance with specifications. Reports daily, weekly and monthly performance against established goals and metrics.

  • Attends, participates and leads area meetings for items such as general communication and resolving problems.

  • Identifies training gaps and provides recommendations on developing skills/training needs

  • Possesses a general understanding of company policies and goals.

  • Reviews and recommends short and long term resource requirements, capital equipment and facilities expenditures

  • Enforces and assists the maintenance of area safety practices, work rules and good housekeeping habits.

  • Develops and mentors departmental Team Leaders through delegation of duties, coaching, and mentorship. Counsels personnel on work related questions and problems. Conducts annual employee evaluations.

  • Determines the need for and clears overtime schedules, manpower changes and other operational changes with manager.

  • Recommends and expedites the servicing and repair of equipment and facilities and approves the realigning of production sequences to accommodate emergency maintenance schedules.

  • Requisitions and oversees an adequate supply of tools, equipment and materials for efficient department operations.

  • Recommends, coordinates and executes cost saving measures for assigned areas of operation.

  • Drives root cause corrective action problem solving initiatives

  • Focuses on continuous improvement implementation to achieve improved safety, quality, delivery and cost

  • Motivates employees to improve their knowledge and performance through study and educational participation.

  • Assists with recommendations regarding workplace layouts, production methods, and production efficiencies by auditing operations to improve production flow and reduce costs.

  • Checks and reports on status of production and takes action to eliminate delays and parts shortages.

  • Confers with Quality Control on the disposition of questionable inspections and the control of recurring quality defects.

Confers with Project Engineers, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, Production Control and Marketing personnel on matters related to implementation of changes in engineering drawings, tooling, equipment, methods and delivery schedules


Position Requirements

  • 1-3 years manufacturing experience with supervisory experience preferred

  • Strong organizational, human relations and problems solving skills

  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, interpersonal and teambuilding skills

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and improve manufacturing operations, business processes or systems

  • Ability to work across organizational boundaries to deliver results

  • Ability to plan and execute multiple projects/activities

  • Microsoft software experience required (Outlook Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc)

  • Effective written and oral communication and presentation skills.


Bachelor's Degree required (Business, Supply Chain, or related field).

License and/or Certification Requirements


Physical Demands:


Additional Information:

Direct Reports: None

Travel Requirements: 0 – 5%

Relocation Benefits: No

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-Georgia-Kennesaw

Recruiting Company Textron Specialized Vehicles

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Manager with Direct Reports

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 267018