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Lean Leader

Company: GE
Location: Lynn
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

The Lean Leader will act as an agent of change for process improvement and Lean implementation for the GE Aviation Lynn Manufacturing Operations team, focused on our structures and fabrications businesses. The Lean Leader will drive the lean transformation, furthering a culture focused on continuous improvement by providing lean education, training, and support to the manufacturing operations teams.
This role includes a 15k Sign on Bonus + Full Relocation
Essential Responsibilities :

  • As the Lean Leader you will:
  • Develop and manage processes that enable the implementation of lean in both the transactional and operational manufacturing sectors of GE Aviation's Lynn Component Manufacturing business.
  • Support GE, and GE Aviation kaizen promotion offices with initiatives to reengineer processes and methods to assure effectiveness and efficiency in the deployment and application of lean. Delivers lean trainings and facilitates events / workouts to achieve measurable improvements.
  • Serve as a champion, coach, and mentor for change by influencing and guiding leadership and teams to better understand and adopt lean principles, and problem solving methodologies, ultimately fostering a culture of change and servant leadership.
  • Lead the planning and execution of kaizens, daily management, and other lean transformation initiatives focused on safely eliminating waste, creating velocity, and reducing lead times, through the application of standard work. Support the adherence of kaizen standard work and daily management ensuring high levels of engagement and collaboration during pre-work, event week, and post event weeks.
  • Training and coaching all associated via formal training and Genba walks on problem solving behaviors and basic lean methodologies including visual management, 5S, Standardized work, and leader standard work. Analyze data and use value stream mapping to create future state lean manufacturing designs. Build cross functional relationships within the value stream to build trust and gain the privilege of challenging the current state. Strong understanding of change management to build momentum and excitement for operational changes across the business.
    Required Qualification:
    • Bachelors Degree in Business, Engineering or related discipline. (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 10 years of experience in manufacturing developing lean or continuous improvement strategies)
    • 5+ years of experience in teaching, coaching, practicing and applying lean methods (i.e. VSM, Cell design, 3P,TPM, 5S, Set up reduction, kaizen, daily management, standard work, leader standard work, problem solving, Kanban and lean transformations)
    • Strong communication, leadership, facilitation, and project management skills with the ability to speak effectively with various audiences.
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Previous experience in a manufacturing or job shop environment
      • Viewed as a leader who can motivate teams and bring a strong positive attitude toward change.
      • Strong organizational and project management skills; demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects
      • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)

Keywords: GE, Lynn , Lean Leader, Other , Lynn, Massachusetts

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