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General Electric Lean Lead Manufacturing Specialist - Dowty Propellers in Gloucester, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

The Lean Lead Manufacturing Improvement Specialist will drive lean initiatives across the site including cross-functional projects to drive standardization, stability, and simplification. Focus on lean flow line creation, conducting action workouts (AWO’s), and leading lean culture.

Ideal candidates will have a have comprehensive knowledge of underlying principles, approaches, and lean methodology.

Job Description


  • Provide overall Lean leadership and coaching; partner with site leadership to develop lean strategy & priorities.

  • Serve as site subject matter expert in lean / Six Sigma tools and implementation

  • Initiating sustainable process improvements to exceed customer expectations while using lean strategies to drive continuous process improvement

  • Develop schedule and facilitate kaizen, value stream mapping sessions and activities to achieve business results.

  • Drive measurable improvements in lead-time, customer delivery, productivity, and inventory.

  • Prepare Lean review presentations and pitch to business leaders on Lean business reviews

  • Deploy Brilliant Factory tools to improve shop operations


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college

  • Experience in Process Improvement

  • Demonstrated solid performance, leadership, and experience in lean

  • Proven experience in influencing, leading teams and driving change results orientation

  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated facilitation experience

Desired Skills

  • Change agent with strong credibility and influence in the organization

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; statistically literate and familiar with Six Sigma quality concepts and tools

Flexible Working

Dowty Propellers supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At Dowty Propellers we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to Dowty Propellers we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension

  • Performance related bonus

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection

  • Private medical cover

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

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: BPSS (

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No