Lean Manager Job at GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation, Dayton, OH

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  • GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation
  • Dayton, OH

Job Description

Job Description Summary

The Dayton Tubes & Ducts business executed a very exciting and unique transformation by moving all operations and employees to a brand-new facility! The Lean Manager will play an integral role in the implementation of the lean strategy to support the business' ongoing transition from 7+ roof tops to the greenfield lean site. Beyond the transition, 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. Further develop the site's lean culture by facilitating Lean training at all levels of the organization.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

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 following FLIGHT DECK, GE Aerospace's proprietary lean operating model, for standard work, problem solving, visual management/5S and daily management, and support the deployment of the principals by training employees.
  • 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.
  • Coach teams using the Problem-Solving methodology through the define, analyze, countermeasure and sustain phases.
Lean Culture:
  • Facilitate, train, and coach team members in the use of FLIGHT DECK
  • 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)

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3-5 yrs. of lean deployment/execution in relevant industry experience required.
  • Bachelor's/Master's degree in relevant fields (engineering, sciences) or equivalent experience in engineering or similar field
  • Proficient in MS Office suite and industry specific tools (Visio, Minitab, Excel)
  • Managed mid to large size transformational projects (facility relocation, restructuring, new product/process development)
  • Coached/influenced all levels of stakeholders (shop floor to plant leadership) towards meaningful change.

Desired Experience and Characteristics
  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn
  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively
  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed, delivers on time
  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker, detail oriented
  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborator, influencer, relationship builder
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing, Lean Transformation, Operational Excellence
  • Experience with Value Stream Mapping, Daily Management, Kaizen Events, Standard Work, Problem Solving, Visual Management
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working in manufacturing, specifically in a shop floor environment.
  • Experience training others in principles of Lean methodology

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

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

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Relocation, Relocation package,

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