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Group Leader in Lebanon, NH at The Timken Company

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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    Lebanon, NH
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Job Description

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.


The primary responsibility of the Group Leader is to lead the day-to-day shift activities of Timken Aerospace operations associates in order to meet customer demand. The Group Leader is responsible for carrying out the prime directives of a lean leader which include 1) guiding work teams to meet production demands through daily schedule attainment (Takt), 2)ensuring the safe, correct, and conscientious completion of work in a safe work environment through a 5S/Visual workplace 3) ensuring quality and value-added work is made by every process in manufacturing, design, administration, and service, 4) ensuring the on-time, correct, and complete delivery of parts, product, and services to the next process and customer, 5) Kaizen to reduce cost through elimination of waste, overburdening, and fluctuation in area of responsibility, 6) maintaining and improving the operational availability of equipment through 5S and designated maintenance tasks, and 7) building teamwork and maintaining team relations through professional challenges and educating associates.

The Group Leader provides leadership and direction to team & zone leaders as well as all operative associates in the work area/shift. The Group Leader ensures that associates in their work areas are involved and engaged in accomplishing the prime directives above.

Essential Responsibilities

1. Ensure team direction is aligned to plant KPI's in safety, quality, delivery, cost, productivity, and morale.  Perform daily administration of resource allocation, time & attendance monitoring, daily problem resolution, daily log updates, checks of shift start-up and shift-end to ensure smooth production operations.

2. Communicate regularly with teams regarding customer production requirements and key issues effecting delivery including internal/external quality, equipment status/availability, resource availability.  Hold regular team huddles (meetings), 1:1's, and frequently walk-through work areas.

3. Ensure ongoing operator safety and a safe work environment by promptly addressing safety hazards, minimizing workplace accidents, and actively involving associates in the continuous improvement of safety.

4. Demonstrate the responsibilities of a lean leader and drive a lean culture in the facility.  Ensure associates are engaged and are participating in continuous improvement efforts.

5. Facilitate the Talent Management Process to create high-performing teams and a pipeline of ready leadership.  Lead goal-setting, coaching, counseling, mentoring, and career development processes with associates.  Identify training needs and assist in the delivery of associate training in order to meet customer expectations.

6. Ensure compliance with and communication of company policies and procedures.  Demonstrate Timken's core values and lead by example.


Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Mgmt, Engineering (or related) with 1-3 years relative experience preferred. Associate's Degree or High School also with equivalent work experience also accepted.


- Must be willing to work overtime including Saturdays.  Flexibility to work offshift hours is preferred but not required.

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Strong critical-thinking, problem-solving, and technical/mechanical aptitude is required for success in this role.
  • Leadership capability including the willingness develop others and the ability to effectively motivate teams.  Production/manufacturing leadership experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of safety regulations and/or OSHA requirements.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Intermediate PC skills (including MS Excel).  Experience with ERP/SAP systems, and/or MS Access preferred.
  • Lean/Lean Manufacturing training/experience preferred.

Basic Qualifications

High School Degree/Equiv- Minimum

Associates- Preferred (Major in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or related)

Bachelors- Perferred  (Major in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or related)

License or Certifications

  • US Citizen or Greencard- Required

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.


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