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Textron Value Stream Manager in Wichita, Kansas

Value Stream Manager



Direct and oversee major functional areas within Fabrication or Assembly. Coordinates operational activities with other functional areas. Assures control of labor costs and continuity of production according to schedules.


  • Directs and counsels Value Stream Leaders in their planning, organizing and controlling of production output, costs and quality. Coordinates production activities with Value Stream Leaders in the major functional areas of responsibility to meet production schedules and delivery dates in the most efficient and effective manner.

  • Oversees Industrial/Manufacturing Engineers that make recommendations regarding workplace layouts, production methods, and production efficiencies by auditing operations to improve production flow and reduce costs

  • Coordinates with supervision on scheduling and priority of operations to be conducted on second and third shifts

  • Recommends training and employee development needs to Human Resources. Motivates employees to improve their knowledge and performance through study and educational participation.

  • Checks and reports on status of production and takes action to eliminate delays and parts shortages.

  • Confers with Quality Control on the disposition of questionable inspections “squawks” and the control of recurring quality defects.

  • Plans and decides on the priority of daily maintenance work and critical equipment servicing schedules, coordinating, and adjusting production to minimize downtime.

  • Confers with Project Engineers, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, Production Control and Marketing personnel on matters related to implementation of changes in engineering drawings, tooling, equipment, methods, and aircraft delivery schedules.

  • Oversees the Value Stream Leaders enforcement of safety rules and housekeeping practices. Reviews and approves the submission of accident investigation reports.

  • Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with subordinate supervision to provide information and priority on parts and tool shortages, revisions in production schedules and matters of specific interest to supervisory personnel.

  • Consolidates, analyzes, and recommends periodic budget projection, and annual and long-term capital expenditure recommendations.

  • Monitors, controls, and expedites daily production operations through continuing efficiency, aircraft production and budget reports.

  • Participates and assists in the establishment and revision of production standards. Recommends changes in routing specification and processing methods to improve upon production efficiency.

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation.

  • Competitive starting salaries with growth potential

  • Health benefits beginning day one

  • Tuition assistance and continuing education programs

  • 12-paid holidays a year

  • Paid parental leave options

A new career awaits.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 5 years’ experience required

  • Managerial experience is preferred


  • Excellent communications skills

  • Problem solving and organization skills

  • Ability to work within team environments

  • Experience in production or a manufacturing role is preferred

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-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Manager with Direct Reports

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 302533