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Rivalta FOD & Lean Leader

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 4:06:19 AM
  • 2684721
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation AvioAero
Location(s): Italy ; Rivalta di Torino

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Role Summary:
Responsible for FOD & Lean organizations in charge of process & quality improvement, promotes Six Sigma at the Leadership level to obtain critical support and resources to ensure that improvement projects are implemented and adequately funded. Responsible to implement plans and programs to prevent FOD during production, assembly, repair, test, acceptance, packaging, handling, storage, transporting and maintenance operations. Works on very complex technological issues and manufacturing processes.

Essential Responsibilities:
As Lean Leader the main focus will be:

  • Provide leadership and direction to cross-functional team empowered to execute the Lean Six Sigma strategy for process improvement
  • Learn the spirit and the techniques of Toyota production system through completion of a training program on Lean Six Sigma philosophy, theory, and application tools / tactics
  • Facilitate, train, and coach team members in the use of Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Work with operating leaders and teams to uncover and assess lean Six Sigma opportunities for GE and its suppliers
  • In conjunction with the Master Black Belt quality leaders and Quality Champions, serve as a change agent in institutionalizing Lean Six Sigma quality
  • Constantly seek, share, and implement best practices
  • Apply Lean Six Sigma tools to improve process capability and eliminate defects
  • Lead and facilitate cross-functional project teams, AWO and single kaizen events
  • Communicate teams’ progress to Champions, Business Leaders, and Master Black Belts
  • Identify potential process improvement projects

As FOD Leader he/she will:

  • Partner with the Quality department
  • Assess and maintain a FOD Prevention training curricula ensuring that all personnel (including contractors and non-resident employees) receive relevant required training
  • Guarantee that FOD and potential FOD incidents are thoroughly investigated to determine root cause and implement corrective/ preventive actions
  • Ensures audits of work areas are periodically conducted to assess effectiveness of the FOD prevention program.


    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
    • Strong experience as a Master Black Belt and robust experience in leading operations roles in complex manufacturing environment
    • Seasoned and deep understanding of manufacturing processes
    • Deep expertise on the level of a technological field
    • Established project management skills
    • Fluency in Italian and English
    • EU Work Permit

      Desired Characteristics:
      • Experience in Aviation sector
      • Strong oral and written communication skills
      • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
      • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
      • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects
      • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs

        Locations: Italy ; Rivalta di Torino

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