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Sr. Lean Manufacturing Leader

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 1:58:59 PM
  • 2803861
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United States ; Alabama; Huntsville


About Us:

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with GE Aviation!
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Lean Leader will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. This individual will utilize experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, create improvements to processes, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition you will :


  • Act as a change agent in the implementation of demand flow technology utilizing state of the art tools and methodologies
  • Establish and implement team strategies, programs, and practices to achieve world class manufacturing inventory turns and process flow
  • Lead multiple Demand Flow Technology teams and drive best practices in process design and implementation
  • Advise and counsel leaders on issues impacting inventory and work in process flow
  • Create the lean vision and implement the lean strategy to reduce inventory, lead-time and waste at the manufacturing facility
  • Drive measurable improvements in productivity and product flow
  • Lead Action Workouts; develop pull systems, train personnel and other activities to achieve a world-class lean process flow
  • Develop value stream maps for the product lines and eliminate process waste through the implementation of lean techniques across the product lines
  • Promote Lean Six Sigma integration utilizing strength of both methods to achieve business goals
  • Lead manufacturing and service center team in establishing product flow for plant value streams utilizing visual management tools
  • Encourage use of Lean tools to pull material from suppliers, through component plants, and into assembly

    Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 6 years of experience as a Lean Leader Practitioner or Coach)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with Demand Flow Technology and make-to-order concepts, Just-in-Time, pull production environments, and / or innovation change management

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS :


  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business from an accredited university or college is preferred
  • ASQ certification
  • Strong team orientation
  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Six Sigma training is preferred
  • Ability to influence in a matrix organization
  • Knowledge of value stream mapping, one-piece flow, Action Workouts, Kaizen, 5s, and other lean tools is preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to motivate teams and lead change at all levels of the organization
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

    Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

    At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.


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    Locations: United States ; Alabama; Huntsville

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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