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Spirit AeroSystems Fabrication First Level Manager in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.



Key Accountabilities:

-Develop strategies and lead the implementation to achieve improvement in on-time delivery, cost, safety, quality and productivity-Implement continuous improvement strategies-Sets future staffing needs and development of the team-Conducts performance reviews on subordinates-Partners with various support functions on any new or changing statements of work-Communicates with internal customers


Required Skills :

-5+ years of experience in Aerospace, Aviation, Machining -5+ years of experience managing/supervising a team of 100 or more employees

-5+ years in a leadership/management experience (industry or military) -5+ years of experience in manufacturing environment

-Prior Executive leadership presentation experience

-Flexibility working on 2nd, 3rd or alternative work week shifts

-Prior budgetary responsibility or review experience for associated department P&L

-Experience reviewing, delivering or monitoring production metrics

-Experience in Microsoft Office Suite

-Prior experience working with multiple cross functional groups (Quality, Assembly, Procurement, Supply Chain, Machining etc.)

-Prior management level experience reporting out to Senior Leadership on department production status

Preferred Qualifications:

-Bachelors degree-10 years of experience in a leadership role-10 years of experience in Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing, Chemical metallic finishing/processing, Assembly, Machining-Prior SAP experience-Prior Military experience (management or leadership)-Understanding of a manufacturing production atmosphere-Versatile manufacturing and machining experience-Understanding of supervising Union employees-Experience with aircraft maintenance or machining

-Experience working in a 24/7 operations environment

-Soft Skills:

-Ability to coach and develop team

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.