Lean Champion / Continuous Improvement Engineer

Polamer Precision, Inc,
New Britain
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Positions: LEAN CHAMPION / CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT ENGINEER Employee Type: Full-Time / 1st Shift We are looking for an experienced Lean Champion / Continuous Improvement Engineer with hands-on experience to coordinate and execute performance improvement initiatives across the organization, identifying, recommending and coordinating the implementation process enhancements. The position is responsible for utilizing performance management, problem solving, and process methodology toolsets as well as training and influence skills to achieve specific organizational change and financial objectives. Reports on the progress of assigned improvement activities and identification of improvement initiatives directly to Senior Management, leading and supporting specific business case development and improvement initiatives for Operations. Assumes the role of consultant, participant, and lead of Process Improvement Events. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Execution of Strategic and Complex projects to safety, quality, cost, schedule, and performance expectations Managing and coordinating improvement initiatives related directly to the manufacture of parts, including: procurement, engineering, scheduling, production, inspection, shipping and receiving, and administrative processes. Participate in developing the capacity and capability in Manufacturing to execute the strategic plan Develop/maintain detailed process maps, metrics, and control plans for the key manufacturing processes Business Case Development-develop business cases for process improvement initiatives Cost Estimation- develop capital, expense, and operating estimates for PI initiatives Build detailed plans and timelines Resource Planning- develop well: defined roles, resources and structure Communication and Reporting: develop impactful project communication plans Lead senior leadership and cross-functional project teams in the identification, assessment, development and validation of process improvement opportunities Ensure comprehensive documentation of processes and methodologies Develop metrics to measure process improvements and ensure that these metrics are captured during process improvement activities Define and implement process improvements on key initiatives that result in significant improvements in service delivery, increasing organizational effectiveness. Focus on business performance that constantly strives to eliminate waste, improve customer satisfaction, and deliver business results (profitability, market share, etc.) via the use of Lean Six Sigma tools and continuous improvement methodologies Assist in designing process and systems to support for new business ventures Requirements and Competencies: Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Process Engineering or related field (MBA a plus) 5+ years of experience in aerospace manufacturing 5+ years experience improving business process performance Certified (Lean) Six Sigma Master Black Belt is preferred; PMP certification Continuous improvement experience across broad business areas and/or a shared service organization. Demonstrated experience in managing a range of project initiatives through the complete project life cycle and managing all project components including Plan, Financials, Scope, Issues, Risks, and Change Control Formal Lean training and experience with Value Stream Management tools, Kaizen methods and other key Lean tools and methodologies Experience facilitating Lean training and Kaizen events at all levels, influencing and engaging senior leadership Strong communication skills, should be proficient in developing, organizing / arranging project information, and presenting to a range of audiences Must have experience presenting and making recommendations to Senior Management

Company Description:

Polamer Precision, Inc. is a world-class contract aerospace manufacturing firm that produces high quality engine and airframe components. We are a team of talented, ethical and motivated individuals committed to provide our customers with superior quality products delivered on time to create an extraordinary level of satisfaction. We provide a safe and rewarding work environment that acknowledges individual achievement and promotes the skills of teamwork to truly use our full potential. Knowing the value of technology and its use, we strive to become the leader of a 21st century company.


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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.

Polamer Precision, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.