United Technologies Corporation Continuous Improvement Manager in Troy, Ohio

Job ID: 64119BR

City: Troy

State: Ohio

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.

UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs.

Today, the fully integrated landing systems we design, test and manufacture help millions of passengers reach their destinations safely. But we aren’t satisfied with today’s success. Our global Landing Systems team is committed to continuous improvement – we work hard to make our solutions lighter-weight, stronger and more technically advanced, so that plane travel can be safer, more affordable and more sustainable in the years to come. We are looking for the best and brightest to fly and land with us!

The Landing Systems business designs, manufactures, tests and supports aircraft landing systems for more than 200 commercial, civil and military aircraft applications worldwide.

We have an immediate opening for a Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager in our Troy, OH facility.

Role:

Essential / Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic ACE/Continuous Improvement (CI) direction for systems, projects and programs for the Landing Systems Troy facility.

  • Become a resident LS 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 Troy Operations leadership team.

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

  • Complete ACE/CI initiatives that lead to improved business results (visual factory, flow and linkage, Kaikaku implementation, implementation of Pull system 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

Working Environment: Office and Shop Floor

Qualification:

Experience/Qualifications:

Required:

  • 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:

  • Master Degree

  • Aerospace industry experience

  • Project Management certification

  • Five(5) years related experience

  • Previous 6 Sigma experience/Black 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

  • Green Belt Certification

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:

Education / Certifications:

  • BA/BS degree

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:

Experience/Qualifications:

Required:

  • 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:

  • Master Degree

  • Aerospace industry experience

  • Project Management certification

  • Five(5) years related experience

  • Previous 6 Sigma experience/Black 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

  • Green Belt Certification

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.