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Front Line Leader - Production Shift Supervisor (3rd Shift)

Company: Bell Helicopter
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to design the first functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA's first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the future of on-demand mobility. At Bell, we are proud to work for an iconic company with superb talent, rapidly creating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences.

Position Summary:

Bell-Textron Inc. is seeking a Front Line Leader (Production Shift Supervisor) to support our Rotor System Center at our Fort Worth/Hurst, Texas location.

  • The Front Line Leader is 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.
  • The Front Line Leader will also be responsible for driving performance, safety, quality of work, managing cost, and managing employee relations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for the productivity of team and assigned production objectives.
  • Provide daily assignment and direction to direct reports.
  • Collaborate and communicate with peers and team members across various shifts to resolve issues and accomplish organizational goals.
  • Utilize metrics driven accountability for performance such as TAKT, earned hours, efficiency, schedule, overhead, and overtime charges.
  • Evaluate business impact in regards to metrics, activity reports, delivery schedules, manpower, etc.
  • Manage in accordance with the local production union Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Ability to 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.
  • Conduct disciplines of employees when necessary.
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal, leadership, communication and organization skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics or a related discipline preferred.
  • Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree

Position Requirements:

  • This candidate should be creative, entrepreneurial, and an empowering team leader.
  • This candidate must have excellent oral and written communications skills, be detail oriented, and data driven with a strong sense of urgency.
  • This candidate must have strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Able to work multiple shifts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years production or manufacturing experience preferred
  • Military experience preferred
  • Managing a unionized workforce preferred
  • Experience and/or training in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma


  • Bell will consider candidates nationally, however, this position does not offer relocation assistance

Don't miss the chance to join a diverse, inclusive environment that embodies one of our core values, Lift Each Other Up. As a member of our global workforce, you will collaborate with dedicated, enthusiastic teams where differences in experiences, backgrounds and ideas combined with a strong passion for our products take us above and beyond flight.

Keywords: Bell Helicopter, Fort Worth , Front Line Leader - Production Shift Supervisor (3rd Shift), Other , Fort Worth, Texas

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