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General Electric Lead Lean Specialist in Rutland, Vermont

Job Description Summary

As part of the Lean Organization in Rutland, the Lead Lean Specialist supports assigned Business units in Lean Transformation, driving ownership through the Operations team. Requires mastery of a body of theoretical knowledge.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, the Lead Lean Specialist will:

Guide Operations team through Lean journey, providing ongoing teaching and coaching of lean principles, theories, practices and drives ownership and adoption through the Operations team

Actively participate in Business Lean Transformation, including:

  • Executive Leader Workshop

  • Core Development Team Sessions

  • Value Stream Analysis

  • Mission Control

  • Full Action Work Out schedule

  • Gemba Walks

Provide leadership and guidance for hourly Lean Team members

Provide coaching to hourly Team Leaders on Operations team

Should be flexible to provide support to off-shift team as needed


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, Operations and /or Training

Previous Experience with Lean Transformation & Tools

Desired Characteristics:

Manufacturing and Six Sigma training or equivalent training

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Strong written and oral communication skills

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Ability to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines

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