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General Electric Lynn Plant 4 Lean Leader in Lynn, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

The Lean Leader will act as an agent of change for process improvement and Lean implementation and practices for the GE Aviation Lynn Plant 4 Manufacturing Operations team. 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 in their efforts to incorporate the lean philosophy and lean tools within the current processes.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

As the Lean Leader you will:

  • Coach and develop leaders from the front line to the leadership team on performing lean value streams through leadership culture and behavior changes, process operating rhythm, and method changes

  • Coach key contributors on developing a highly effective Daily Management process focused on management through mission control, creation of flow, adherence to standard work, and solid implementation of rigorous problem solving

  • Work with the entire manufacturing operations organization (salary and hourly) to transform to a culture of significant focus on value for the customer, and rigorous continuous improvement

  • Work with the manufacturing operations organization to develop value stream maps that establish future state targets on elimination of non-value added waste in product, material, and information flow

  • Works with the manufacturing operations leadership team to develop strategies and plans within the transformation plan that focus on the appropriate levers to maximize margin expansion and share gain

  • Works with the manufacturing operations leadership team to define and educate the workforce on a lean transformation plan

  • Works with the site training department to develop and deliver programs to teach the workforce on lean manufacturing tools and concepts such as problem solving, A3 management, leader as coach, Kanban, Kaizen, Value Stream mapping, visual management, lean conversion and pull systems

Qualifications/Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in a technical, manufacturing, operations, or military role

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of documented world class lean manufacturing experience, including implementing and sustaining continuous improvement/Lean Manufacturing tools with KPI/metrics to drive continuous improvement

Desired Characteristics :

  • BS in a technical field

  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing certification

  • Proven experience implementing pull systems in a highly functioning and successful lean environment

  • Strong proficiency in MRP / ERP / Pull systems: able to translate materials processes into ERP and pull environments

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing related safety requirements

  • High proficiency in Kaizen activity and lean toolset

  • Strong problem solving utilizing the DMAIC process

  • Excellent team facilitation skills

  • Extensive Gemba based continuous improvement tools/techniques

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak and communicate effectively with both senior management and production teams

  • Ability to assign priorities in a fast paced and changing environment

  • Able to mentor and facilitate lean culture change in an environment with varying acceptance

  • Ability to coach complex and diverse groups

  • Strong organizational and project management skills; demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)

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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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes