Textron Front Line Leader in Fort Worth, Texas

Front Line Leader


Job Summary:

The First Line Leader will be ultimately responsible for the overall execution and 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 insure profitable production of parts.


  • Provide daily assignment and direction to direct reports.

  • Conduct disciplines of employees when necessary.

  • Able to manage in accordance with the local production union Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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

  • 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.).

  • Ability to develop, supports, and implement process improvements.

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

  • 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.


  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics or a related discipline.

  • Previous Leadership experience preferred

  • 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.

Job Manufacturing

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell Helicopter

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Manager with Direct Reports

Shift Second Shift

Req ID: 260448