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General Electric Lean Lead Specialist - Plant 4 in Lynn, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

This role will partner with the organization leadership team at all levels to drive product flow and process improvements that deliver lead time reductions and maximize cash flow. They will lead the development and deployment of a plant-wide lean culture, including Hoshin Kanri (strategy deployment), problem-solving, visual management, Lean process development, and Lean training. Work with Plant Leadership team to establish a customer-based improvement strategy, which drives safety, customer responsiveness, lead time reduction, quality improvement, and cost reductions in line with business/functional objectives.

Job Description

Lean Transformation:

  • Lead lean transformations within manufacturing cells to improve process quality and create capacity by reducing cycle time, inventory, and waste

  • Establish site lean standards for visual management, 5S, daily management, etc. and train/implement as employees and cells move to the new site

  • Be a champion of Kaizen that impacts product flow, production to TAKT, and inventory turns

  • Teach, promote, and practice the lean principles and tools

  • Lead Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events to identify process wastes and to develop and implement corrective actions

  • Create Standardized Work Instructions, layouts, and process flow diagrams

  • Facilitate functional managers in establishing process flow by implementing visual management tools and methods to pull product through the work cells

  • Apply Lean Six Sigma tools to improve process capability and eliminate defects

  • Coach teams using the PSR format through the define, analyze, root cause, and countermeasure phases.

Lean Culture:

  • Facilitate, train, and coach team members in the use of the GE Aviation Production system, Lean, and Problem-solving tools

  • Educate, coach, and mentor others on Lean philosophy and application

  • Lead the site’s hourly Lean Coordinator program

  • Assist with the development and implementation of the Lean Training Matrix

  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with supply chain partners to achieve goals and results

  • Identify potential process improvement projects and execute on areas of opportunities to support plants and product groups in supporting their customer(s)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Manufacturing)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Manufacturing, Lean and/or Shop Floor environment

Desired Experience and Characteristics

  • Experience working in manufacturing, specifically in a shop floor environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to influence others and lead teams

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma / equivalent Quality, and Operational Excellence

  • Experience with TPM & Kaizen Methods

  • Experience with Lean Transformation, Lean Implementation and Change Management

  • Experience with Lean Tools – 5s, Kanban, Setup reduction, Poka-yoke, and Value Stream Mapping

  • Experience with Cycle-Time Improvement

  • Experience with Loss and Waste Elimination

  • Experience working in or implementing Toyota Production System, GE Aviation Production System, or comparable Continuous Improvement methodology

  • Experience training others in principles of Lean methodology

  • Ability to motivate teams and lead change at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization

  • Passion / obsession for driving improvement

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong facilitation and organization skills

  • Six Sigma Green / Black belt certification or equivalent quality certification

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn​

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively​

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborator

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

Competitive benefits package includes :

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment

  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Bonus Plan Eligible

  • And more!

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.

Additional Information

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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes