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Continuous Improvement Manager

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/12/2018 5:52:02 PM
  • 3059602
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United States; Illinois; Loves Park


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 Continuous Improvement Manager will be a self-directed leader tasked with implementing a LEAN culture. This role will be focused on training associates in LEAN processes and tools, and executing constant sustained shop projects and improvements. They will integrate the LEAN process throughout the facility driving quality, cost & productivity. They will be involved in long-term strategic planning, contribute to the overall business strategy and be an active member of the operations team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Drive lean manufacturing activities and ensure progress while tracking project status and closure
  • Develop and coordinate lean manufacturing training and education
  • Leverage / benchmark best practice strategies and drive consistencies across sites when applicable
  • Create the lean vision and implement a lean strategy to reduce cycle time, inventory, and waste
  • Drive measurable improvements in process flow
  • Assist in lean plan execution by leading Action Work-Outs (AWO’s), AMP events, training personnel and other activities to foster a LEAN culture
  • Serve as division focal point for business-wide LEAN initiatives
  • Guide functional teams in developing and executing lean plans to reduce cycle time, inventory and waste to improve process quality and create capacity
  • Promote Lean / Six Sigma integration utilizing the strength of both methods to achieve world-class business goals
  • Assist functional managers in establishing a process flow
  • Encourage use of lean tools to pull material from internal sources / customers
  • Remain current on lean methodologies and train division on lean concepts and mentor people using lean tools

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 7 years of Supply Chain / Operations experience (Including background in designing, building, and deploying processes that drive Lean Manufacturing practices, Process Optimization (OEE) improvements, and cost out)

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS :


  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • 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:
  • 10 years of Supply Chain / Operations experience with a strong background in designing, building, and deploying processes that drive Lean Manufacturing practices, Process Optimization improvements and cost out
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an outstanding ability to interact and engage at all levels of the organization- from the shop floor to senior leadership
  • Proven leader in driving Continuous Improvement through Lean Implementation, functioning as a change agent in an industrial environment
  • Strong program and project management skills
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing large cross-functional projects from concept to long term support
  • Graduate Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Business Administration from an accredited college or university
  • Corporate Training Program graduate (manufacturing / operations/ engineering)
  • Certified Six Sigma Green or Black Belt
  • Extensive experience leading teams in a complex supply chain / manufacturing environment

    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.

    GE Aviation Mechanical Systems - located in the Loves Park section of Rockford has been producing high-quality aerospace products since 1937. Product lines include electrically and pneumatically actuated pneumatic valves, electronic temperature controls, linear and rotary electromechanical actuators, high-performance fans and blowers as well as comprehensive air and thermal management systems. Our products and systems are used globally on commercial jetliners, fighters, transports, drones, missiles, helicopters, UAVs, and marine applications. Learn more about our area!



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    Locations: United States; Illinois; Loves Park

    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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