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Lean Manufacturing Leader - OWS

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/7/2018 8:52:18 AM
  • 3053711
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United Kingdom; Feltham

About Us:
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. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. 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.

GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you!

Role Summary:
In this role you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals. This role will support the global On Wing Support Organization consisting of 10 locations around the world to drive a consistent and coherent lean strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Establish visual management tools and methods to pull product through the work cells and flow line processes
  • Assist in the training, data gathering, and analysis
  • Assist in work cell and product flow design and implementation
  • Provide leadership to high performance work teams in driving lean initiatives and obtaining greenbelt certification
  • Facilitate, train, and coach team members in the use of Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Apply Lean Six Sigma tools to improve process capability and eliminate defects


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with significant experience in a lean manufacturing role) or equivalent knowledge and experience
    • Significant experience working with Demand Flow Technology and make-to-order concepts, Just-in-Time, and pull production environments


    • Ability and availability to travel at least 50% of your schedule

    Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

    Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Strong team orientation
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Strong facilitation and problem solving abilities
    • Ability to work with all levels of the organization
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
    • Ability to act as a change agent

      Locations: United Kingdom; Feltham

      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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