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Systems Group Leader
Ref No.: 17-02984
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts
Systems Group Leader
Ayer, MA
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Job Description
  • The Systems Group Leader is responsible for the daily execution of high quality, on-time work in the Systems department.
  • The Group Leader manages daily/weekly output based on material & capacity availability, and proactively identifies and resolves potential bottlenecks.
  • The Group Leader is responsible for achieving the production plan meeting Quality Goals and On-time delivery dates while maintaining a safe workplace.
  • This position has direct reports, ownership for Systems performance & utilization goals, and authority to take appropriate disciplinary action.
  • Maintain consistent workflow and on-time delivery
  • Assure processes & procedures are consistently followed and maintained by everyone in the department
  • Monitor reports (dispatch, backlog, material shortage, etc.) to maintain schedule and notify Production Manager, Supply Chain, MFG Engineering, Product Manager, and others of any discrepancies, schedule issues, or errors in a proactive manner
  • Monitor and coordinate the consolidation of all kits, material, documentation, and/or customer supplied material that is needed to complete all Systems work to achieve on-time delivery and high quality
  • Assure department equipment and tools are properly maintained, are in safe working order, and are used correctly by department staff
  • Ensure safe work practices are used at all times and maintain daily department 5s procedures
  • Identify and support continuous improvement activities in the Systems department
  • Work with QA and others to ensure department meets ISO9000 and all other required certifications
  • Assist with customer audits and inspections that take place prior to shipping Systems orders
  • Assist with training and coaching of department employees
  • In conjunction with HR and the Production Manager, perform employee evaluations, reviews, and disciplinary actions
  • Maintain employee cross-training program and develop backup resources so that the Systems department has a flexible workforce capable of meeting changing customer demand
  • Monitor attendance and assist keeping staffing levels at capacity
  • Understand and support Henschel policies, being an example of leadership to others in the department
  • Maintain and report any performance measures or metrics required of the Systems department in a timely and accurate manner
  • Create and maintain a positive and engaged working department that values safety, improvement, participation, quality, and achieving goals, visibly recognizing individuals for achievement and coaching individuals to succeed
  • High School Degree (College Degree a plus)
  • 5 years or more experience in a complex, systems-level electromechanical assembly environment
  • 3 years or more direct supervision experience
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience in Lean manufacturing preferred
  • Production planning experience a plus
  • Computer skills with WindowsTM, and ERP use
  • Ability to build a team
  • Demonstrated leading by example
  • Must be able to exhibit a positive attitude and communicate clearly and effectively