ACE / Continuous Improvement Lead

United Technologies Corporation
Windsor Locks
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
The Electric, Environmental & Engine Systems (ES) organization is seeking an experienced, energetic, proactive person to provide strategic/tactical ACE/Continuous Improvement (CI) transformation.


* Implement ACE/Lean programs to ensure vertical and horizontal integration across organization.

* Help leadership team progress in support of Policy Deployment, Macro Plan, and ACE/Lean (Production System) Criteria by coordinating actions to ensure improvement.

* Partner with the sites to drive ACE site Progression to Bronze, Silver and Gold

* Help identify and remove barriers to implementation of Continuous Improvement (CI).

* Monitor progress of ACE/Lean within the facility.

* Present CI training materials/modules and teaching (OJT).

* Plan for & facilitate, lead or co-lead, either internal or external Kaizen events including creating scope sheets, staffing event teams, and coordinating event logistics.

* Assist with the necessary follow-up actions to close out "to-do" actions after Kaizen Events.

* Management and oversight of the ACE Assessment Process throughout Electric, Environmental & Engine Systems (ES) to ensure adherence to standard work and development of Certified Assessors

* Roll up and monitoring of ACE/Lean metrics and reporting to SBU and segment ACE leadership.

* Coaching site employees on ACE/Lean tools and their application.

* Advance in the ACE/Lean certification program to practitioner.

* Prepare, participate, and co-lead in ACE/Lean site certification assessments and coordinate homework action closure for site.


* Has a strong understanding of ACE/Lean principles.

* Experience applying fundamental lean tools to achieve tangible results. Preferred experience with ACE Operating system.

* Lean leadership/management/coaching experience is a must, Six Sigma experience and training preferred.

* Capable of influencing and getting cooperation and action from others.

* Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written), work and relate with people at all levels of the organization and be self-sufficient.

* Ability to handle nebulous situations, with minimal guidance, effectively.

* Effective team player, good coaching skills and can develop other co-workers.

* Ability to encourage and motivate others to be successful.

* Excellent knowledge of MS office computer software including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Able to use Minitab or other statistical software.

* Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize

* Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

Strong teamwork and leadership abilities. Education

BA/BS degree w/6-10+ years experience

MA/MS degree w/4-7+ years experience

PhD degree w/2-4+ years experience