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Textron Inc.

Front Line Leader

Textron Inc. - Grand Prairie, TX

Front Line Leader


Grand Prairie


Front Line Leader


Job Summary:

The First Line Leader will be ultimately responsible for the overall execution and performance of an assigned area. This includes but is not limited to the general assigning, managing and directing of the daily manufacturing activities of up to 25 union covered employees within their assigned area to attain economy of operations, maximize throughput, and ensure profitable production of parts.


Provide daily assignment and direction to direct reports.

Conduct disciplines of employees when necessary.

Manage in accordance with the local production union Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Utilize metrics driven accountability for performance: TAKT, earned hours, efficiency, schedule, overhead, and overtime charges.

Achieve objectives in a matrix work environment and work effectively with multiple functions (such as Supply Chain, Process Engineering, Continuous Improvement, Quality, etc.).

Develop, support, and implement process improvements.

Evaluate business impact in regards to metrics, activity reports, delivery schedules, manpower, etc.

Demonstrate effective interpersonal, leadership, communication and organization skills.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.



Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics or a related discipline preferred.

Five years Leadership experience required

Knowledge of SAP preferred

Experience and/or training in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma desired. Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Machining experience preferred

Working knowledge of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) preferred

This candidate must have excellent oral and written communications skills, be goal-oriented, data driven, with strong sense of urgency.

This candidate should be creative, entrepreneurial, and an empowering team leader.

Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

Able to document procedures, express processes in writing and flow chart processes.


Drive for Results

Conflict Management

Developing Direct Reports

Dealing with Ambiguity

Ethics and Values

Integrity and Trust

Managerial Courage

Building Effective Teams


Problem Solving



Performs highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, its application to a variety of situations, as well as exercise of independent judgment.

Must have the ability to analyze situations and respond to problems to ensure internal and external customer demands are met.


Assigned to a distribution environment. Must be able to assist direct reports. Uses computer terminal frequently. Interfaces with other managerial, office and hourly employees on a regular basis with various forms of communication. Required to wear appropriate PPE (i.e., safety glasses).

The responsibilities and duties outlined in this position description are a guideline for the general duties of the position and are not exhaustive of all duties inherent in the job. The company reserves the right to modify, amend, alter or delete any aspect of this position description at any time.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.



Primary Location

US-Texas-Grand Prairie

Recruiting Company

Bell Helicopter



Job Level

Manager with Direct Reports


Second Shift

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Company Profile:
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is not only one of the world's best known multi-industry companies, it is a pioneer of the diversified business model. Founded in 1923, we have grown into a network of businesses with total revenues of $12.2 billion, and approximately 33,000 employees with facilities and presence in 25 countries, serving a diverse and global customer base. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.,Textron is ranked 225th on the FORTUNE 500 list of largest U.S. companies. Organizationally, Textron consists of numerous subsidiaries and operating divisions, which are responsible for the day-to-day operation of their businesses ("Textron businesses")