United Technologies Corporation Continuous Improvement Manager - ACE in Peshtigo, Wisconsin

Job ID: 66549BR

City: Peshtigo

State: Wisconsin

Country: United States

Category: Quality

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of UTC Aerospace Systems. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us.

Our Specialty Seating Systems is recognized as a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of a broad spectrum of aerospace specialty seating products. Our state-of-the-art, 16g dynamically certified cockpit and cabin crew seats, and 30g crashworthy helicopter seats are showcased on commercial, regional, business, and military aircraft for most major OEMs. Our portfolio includes proprietary products designed specifically for Boeing, Airbus, Cessna, and Bombardier, as well as key military OEMs to include Lockheed Martin and Boeing Military. We recruit the best talent and use the best processes to solve some of the industry's greatest challenges - safely, ethically and responsibly. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team. How our people perform is as important as how our products operate.

Position Purpose/Objective:

This individual will provide support for Continuous Improvement (CI) efforts and coaching for Site Leadership/employees in their pursuit of UTC’s Lean Program and Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) progression. This individual will help the business develop improvements to strategy, policy deployment, standard work and best practices through the use of recognized CI tools.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic ACE/Continuous Improvement (CI) direction for systems, projects, and programs for the VIP Interiors Peshtigo facility.

  • Become a resident expert and consultant in ACE/Enterprise Excellence operating system, Standard Work, Lean transformation and Standard Factory

  • Provide leadership, support and guidance on ACE/CI Assessment process, Kaizen events and Six Sigma Projects

  • Develop and mentor ACE/CI leaders, ACE/CI pilots and Tool Champions by providing guidance through ACE/CI certifications (Associate, Practitioner, and Master)

  • Plan, lead and facilitate Kaizen teams: complete event planning, perform pre-work and facilitate team supporting event closure. Follow-up on kaizen events and assessment plan to Macro and ACE/CI plans to prevent backsliding

  • Member of Peshtigo Site leadership team.

  • Become an ACE/CI advocate in leading and implementing organizational changes throughout the Peshtigo Site organization

  • Complete ACE/CI initiatives that lead to improved business results (visual factory, flow and linkage, and Lean transformation)

  • Plan, Lead and facilitate CI projects teams (in manufacturing, as well as, non-manufacturing/business processes)

  • Utilize Macro planning and Value Stream mapping to develop future state CI plans

  • Assess ACE/CI initiatives and provide input and recommendations on future activities regarding employees and leadership development.

  • Adhere to all UTAS rules and codes of conduct.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualification:

  • Five (5) years varied experience, including successful implementation of CI, leading of projects, developing and mentoring leadership, leading others, training or participating in continuous improvement activities; operations, active participation in team or improvement activities

  • Strong servant leadership style

  • Excellent communication skills, particularly verbal skills in group settings where there may be resistance to change

  • Exhibit appropriate change agent skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead, facilitate and motivate teams; a bias for action and sense of urgency to obtain results; active listener

  • Due to federal regulation or contracting requirements, this position is only available to U.S. persons.

Preferred Experience:

  • Aerospace industry experience

  • Project Management certification

  • Five(5) years related experience

  • Previous 6 Sigma experience (Black and/or Green Belt Certification)

  • Lean skills and the ability to learn and apply new concepts and keep current with state of the art techniques

  • Experience in manufacturing and non-manufacturing process improvement

  • Experienced in value stream implementation

Skills Required:

  • Excellent computer skills, including skill in Microsoft Office applications and the ability to learn new software.

  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to interface with employees at all levels of the organization with diplomacy and tact.

  • Ability to lead change.

  • Ability to effectively provide ACE/Lean training.

  • Ability to influence and direct others towards ACE/Lean goals and objectives.

  • Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.

  • Strong personal commitment to ACE/Lean principles with a bias for action.

Competency Expectations:

  • Champions change and continuous improvement as business opportunities.

  • Pursues the best customer-focused responses that add value to the business.

  • Determines alternative solutions to problems evaluates courses of actions and reaches sound business decisions.

Work Environment/Other Position Requirements:

  • Office environment or office environment on the production floor.

  • Frequently in the production area requiring safety glasses.

*Special Notes:

  • Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen

Education:

  • BA/BS degree with 4-7 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment, including successful implementation of continuous improvement activities including leading projects, leading others, training or participating in CI events.

Preferred:

  • Master Degree with 7+ years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment, including successful implementation of continuous improvement activities including leading projects, leading others, training or participating in CI events.

  • ACE Associate or Practitioner Certification Preferred.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

  • Five (5) years varied experience, including successful implementation of CI, leading of projects, developing and mentoring leadership, leading others, training or participating in continuous improvement activities; operations, active participation in team or improvement activities

  • Strong servant leadership style

  • Excellent communication skills, particularly verbal skills in group settings where there may be resistance to change

  • Exhibit appropriate change agent skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead, facilitate and motivate teams; a bias for action and sense of urgency to obtain results; active listener

  • Due to federal regulation or contracting requirements, this position is only available to U.S. persons.

Preferred Experience:

  • Aerospace industry experience

  • Project Management certification

  • Five(5) years related experience

  • Previous 6 Sigma experience (Black and/or Green Belt Certification)

  • Lean skills and the ability to learn and apply new concepts and keep current with state of the art techniques

  • Experience in manufacturing and non-manufacturing process improvement

  • Experienced in value stream implementation

Skills Required:

  • Excellent computer skills, including skill in Microsoft Office applications and the ability to learn new software.

  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to interface with employees at all levels of the organization with diplomacy and tact.

  • Ability to lead change.

  • Ability to effectively provide ACE/Lean training.

  • Ability to influence and direct others towards ACE/Lean goals and objectives.

  • Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.

  • Strong personal commitment to ACE/Lean principles with a bias for action.

Competency Expectations:

  • Champions change and continuous improvement as business opportunities.

  • Pursues the best customer-focused responses that add value to the business.

  • Determines alternative solutions to problems evaluates courses of actions and reaches sound business decisions.

Work Environment/Other Position Requirements:

  • Office environment or office environment on the production floor.

  • Frequently in the production area requiring safety glasses.

*Special Notes:

  • Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.