Safran Assembly Supervisor in GAINESVILLE, Texas

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around EUR 21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.

  1. OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY:Supervises assembly operations to ensure optimal performance of the assembly department or work cell. Manages production schedules, manpower allocation, cost and safety standards. Ensure quality standards, employee training and high employee morale in the assembly department.


  3. Maintains an optimum flow of production through the department or work cell.

  4. Actively promotes safety in all aspects in the department or work cell.

  5. Provides training to all employees and ensures each one understands his or her job responsibilities. Cross-trains employees for added efficiency.

  6. Develops and maintains strong positive communications and working relations with all employees. Ensures all complaints and pre-grievances are thoroughly handled with each employee.

  7. Supervises labor and material to maintain a positive variance against hazards.

  8. Actively involves all employees in taking corrective action to achieve high levels of product quality to meet and exceed quality standards.

  9. Creates an atmosphere for development of new concepts, ideas and methods to support continuous improvement in the department or work cell.

  10. Maintains a high quality of workmanship and assumes responsibility for work performed in assigned duties.

  11. Responsible for accurate timekeeping records of employee’s.

  12. Responsible for implementation or continuous improvements upon Lean Manufacturing.

  13. Responsible for adherence to FAA and OSHA requirements.

  14. Responsible for updating communication boards, employee cross-training matrices, and other relevant information for the assigned area.

  15. May perform other duties as required.3) QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  16. Knowledge and skills:Must have knowledge of MRP systems, scheduling, and blueprints. Must have the ability to direct and motivate other employees. Must have knowledge of bargaining agreement or willingness to learn. Must be computer literate. MAPICS experience preferred.

  17. Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or related field preferred. At least three years of experience in production a production environment. Two years of prior lead or supervisory experience preferred.

  18. Communication Skills: Must have the ability to generate written communication and to operate required office equipment. Ability to read and review written communication. Speech and hearing abilities that allow individual to communicate clearly and distinctly in English.

  19. Reasoning Ability: Ability to think strategically and solve problems.

4) PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires extended periods of walking and working with computers and viewing computer monitors, and other office equipment. Finger dexterity needed in using misc. office equipment such as telephone, typing, ten key, fax, copy machine etc. Bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to approximately fifty pounds are required during tasks related to the job.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

It is the policy of Safran to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.

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