TT Electronics

Value Stream Leader

Posted Date 4 days ago(01/06/2023 21:49)
Job ID
United States
Seniority Level
Mid-Senior level
Job Function
Operations / Manufacturing
Permanent Full-Time
Estimated Travel Required
0 - 10%

Company Overview

Come and work with us the “TT Way” which means we do the right thing, bring out the best in each other, achieve more together, champion expertise and get the job done…well! With approximately 5000 colleagues we operate from 28 locations around the world. Building the expertise of our people is critical to the future success of our organization.


TT Electronics is a global provider of engineered electronics. We collaborate with customers in the transportation, industrial, medical, and aerospace and defense markets, providing them with engineering expertise and support through a global network of specialists and world class facilities. As a responsible employer we encourage all our people to “give something back” by supporting the local communities in which we operate.


TT Electronics’ Olathe, Kansas facility, is an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of custom magnetic products and assemblies. The Olathe-based site has 65 years’ experience in the design and development of unique harsh-environment solutions for mission-critical applications.


Our dedicated teams are driven by collaboration and innovation to deliver engineering-led products supporting key applications including power conversion, actuation and control systems where our solutions support a broad range of globally recognized major aerospace and defense platforms across air, land and sea.

Role Overview and Responsibilities

Value Stream Leaders deliver results by aligning goals, communicating policies and operating status, developing team members, and providing the resources that team members need to perform and improve their work.  Value Stream Leaders lead their teams in achieving safety, quality, delivery, efficiency, continuous improvement, and employee engagement goals.

Essential Functions

  • Creates a high-performance team environment focused on Torotel’s success and emphasizes proactive communication, approachability, trust, and respect for each individual. Lives and promotes the Torotel core values.
  • Delivers on daily, monthly, and quarterly performance metrics including safety, quality, delivery, efficiency, continuous improvement and employee engagement. Insures that metrics are relevant to the team and targets for each metric are set.  Leads an effective Tier 2 meeting that delivers daily improvement.
  • Provides guidance to Production Leads on effective execution of the daily production schedule to meet customer needs. Collaborates with Production Planner to develop production schedule.  Follows production schedule.
  • Leads at least one kaizen / quarter including thoroughly preparing for the event, facilitating the event, following up on open items, and sustaining improvements over time. This is in addition to daily problem-solving and continuous improvement.
  • Uses root cause problem solving tools, such as 5-Why, Fishbone Diagrams, Process Flow Charts, Pareto Charts, PDCA, to determine the root causes of problems and generate corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence of daily misses.
  • Looks for opportunities to effectively utilize visual management and implements them. Utilizes and regularly updates leader standard work.  Establishes 5S and audits for compliance against the standard.
  • Develops the production leads through on-going coaching, providing regular performance feedback and performance evaluations, creating development plans, conducting interviews, and managing staffing. Creates and executes a plan to effectively utilize and / or build skills in team members when excess capacity is available.
  • Coaches members on issues. Provides conflict resolution and productive team management.
  • Promotes safety goals and awareness with team members, performs accident investigations, and conducts required safety training. Leads by example.
  • Identifies training needs. Works with Production Leads to develop TWI job breakdowns and training plans.  Audits team members for compliance with the “one best way”.
  • Works within ERP system (Epicor) to plan and execute work. Also analyzes data from ERP and creates reports for each cell in their value stream.  
  • Other duties as required and assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

  • Has the ability to build a team through mentoring and development and can get results through others. 
  • Basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong customer orientation.
  • Strong team player and commitment to company values.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required.
  • Knowledge of working requirements of AS9100 quality standard a plus.
  • Two to three years related to experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Meets vision requirements specified by quality management system.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident status is required.
  • 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.

Solving Technology Challenges for a Sustainable World

We want the very best people in our TT family across the globe – so we welcome applications from everyone, to celebrate a diverse mix of experiences, backgrounds and identities. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and you can rest assured that TT Electronics takes positive steps to ensure we are an inclusive business, that will welcome and support you, from your initial application to wherever your career takes you! Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss any reasonable adjustments to your application, in order that we can accommodate and support you in the process. If you want to work for a company where who you are is valued and respected, we’d love to hear from you.  

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