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Production Controller

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 12:01:07 PM
  • 2818649
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Mitcheldean

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

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Role Summary:
Reporting to Dowty Planning Leader the Production Control role (Based in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire) is the key link between planning and operations teams, ensuring that the plan agreed at the Sales and Operations planning is fulfilled in a timely and efficient manner.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Drive Production Plan – Convert MPS into weekly/daily schedule/plan for shop floor. Work with central planning & operation teams to coordinate planning and scheduling activities for production.
• Work closely with Planning & Fulfilment to understand priorities/timelines. Monitor production performance to the plan, take pro-active actions to solve problems and mitigate risk in meeting the plan.
• Timely release of work orders (MHS) & kits to the shop
• Liaise with source fulfilment to ensure timely arrival of raw materials. Raise raw material issues which would prevent plan being met – monitor shortages / sub con and investigate root causes of shortages for the area. Implement & monitor corrective actions plans.
• Work with outside vendors to ensure all outside operations are shipped out, tracked and received back on time.
• Prepare dashboards to report on production performance which reflect output and delinquencies against targets.
• Co-ordinate with Logistics site goods in/stores & despatch processes
• Manage inventory levels and accuracy – reduce excess, increase turns, stock takes.
• Effectively implement / maintain Kanban systems
• Maintain Integrity of system (Syteline)


• Relevant experience in executing shop floor plans
• Proven years of experience in a manufacturing supply chain management position
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Experience with ERP systems (preferably Syteline)
• Experience in the materials function (Sourcing, Planning, Fulfilment)
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to effectively interface with all levels of the business
• Flexibility, self-motivation and a can-do attitude are essential
• A strong team player – able to work to tight deadlines in a busy environment
• Problem solve and identify process improvements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or equivalent)
• Experience of working in a matrixed organisation
• Customer services experience

Locations: United Kingdom ; Mitcheldean

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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