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AAR CORP Lead, Production Control in ROCKFORD, Illinois

Title: Lead, Production Control

Location: United States-Illinois-Rockford

Job Number: 11564

SUMMARY Production Control Lead report to the Production Control Supervisor and are ultimately responsible to the Director of Planning, Production Control and Liaison Engineering. It will be the responsibility of the PC Lead to perform assigned duties safely and in a manner that will ensure the accuracy of processed documents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises, coordinates, provides leadership to, and reviews the work of assigned staff. Assists the Supervisor of Production Control to establish work schedules to meet production schedules. Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding methods and procedures in Production Control and plans the day-to-day departmental operations. Assigns people, authorizes overtime and controls costs by adopting the policy of cross utilizing people to effectively reduce headcount. Works with the Planning Department to report operational performance on each active aircraft and/or customer. Administers compensation policies to workers and enforces safety regulations. Assists the Supervisor of Production Control in performing those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including the development of employees, pay administration, employee safety, employee counseling and motivation, organization goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating, while measuring the work performed within the department to ensure adequate and continuous control is exercised over the activities of assigned employees. Implements a production control training program in order to align and raise the level of training for all current and future Production Controllers. Performs such individual assignments as the Supervisor of Production Control may direct; established and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the Corporation and the community; and maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities. All other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Carries out supervisory responsibilities for Lead Mechanics, Mechanics and hangar staff in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

CORE COMPETENCIES Commitment to company values and ethics Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, performs tasks accurately, maintains confidentiality Motivation: maintains a positive attitude and strong work energy Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities Leadership: demonstrates ability to lead people and get results through others Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral written communication skills


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Preferred background in aircraft maintenance or planning. 1 to 3 years in production control or related experience preferred. In depth understanding of the StAAR Maintenance tracking software and its use in planning and production control. Excellent communication skills required (oral and written). Through knowledge of Microsoft Office products to include Word and Excel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.