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Plant Black Belt

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/12/2018 9:50:07 AM
  • 3018328
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy LM Wind Power
Location(s): United States; North Dakota; Grand Forks


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.


GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.



LM Wind Power is the world's leading supplier of wind turbine blades and is now a part of the GE Renewable Energy family. Our leading position in the international market is the result of skilled, motivated employees. We provide opportunities for development in an international company that focuses on advanced design and production technology along with a tradition of good craftsmanship.
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.
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 primary objective of the Plant Black Belt is to lead the Lean Six Sigma improvement process. Through this, the Plant Black Belt will ensure process improvements, productivity improvements, and cost reductions. This will be accomplished by leading, motivating, and influencing project teams in order to implement the Lean Six Sigma vision.



Essential Responsibilities:
As a part of Plant Management, the Plant Black Belt will conduct all Lean Six Sigma and CI activities with understanding of how they affect other related disciplines in plant operations.  The Plant Black Belt will integrate a deep knowledge of theory and organizational practice within plant operations.

As the Plant Black Belt, you will:

  • Provide leadership and direction to cross-functional teams empowered to execute the Lean Six Sigma strategy for process improvement, productivity improvement, and cost reduction
  • Work with the local management team and Lean Six Sigma community to identify, define, and prioritize a portfolio of projects, ensuring work aligns with strategic goals
  • Simultaneously lead and complete multiple cross functional Lean Six Sigma projects, often with high complexity and impact
  • Define and obtain the necessary data, and then calculate the impact of project improvements on operating metrics such as cycle time and defect rate
  • Incorporate project metric improvements into operating budget plans (ROI, target savings, budget, etc) and forecasts
  • Maintain appropriate documentation, including project charter, progress updates, and final reports, to capture and communicate learnings to enable best practice replication
  • Facilitate, train, and coach team members in the use of Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Deliver breakthrough levels of improvement in process capability and reengineering business processes to reduce cost and increase productivity


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering)
  • Minimum of 10 years of strong experience in Process Improvement, led or co-led a minimum of 3 full-cycle Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, and/or Lean projects

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability and willingness to travel both international and domestic 20% of the time



Desired Characteristics:
  • Master’s Degree
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems (ISO)
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Statistically literate
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

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Locations: United States; North Dakota; Grand Forks

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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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