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Site Lean Deployment Leader - St. Louis, MO

Company: GKN Aerospace
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50--manufacturing locations in 15--countries, we serve over 90% of the world's aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world's advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.
About the opportunity GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be--better in everything we do. We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do Job Summary The Site Lean Deployment Leader ensures the effective functioning of the Lean Six Sigma Transformation business plan. Identifies and eliminates waste and non-value added activities through continuous improvement in all products and services. Responsible for improving the business through the involvement and empowerment of entire workforce.
-- Job Responsibilities

  • This position acts as mentor to for other sites' Site Lean Deployment Leaders within GKNs Advanced Defense Systems. This will require up to 50% travel.
  • Position reports to St. Louis Site Director, with a dotted line to the President of the SSA.
  • Performs a wide range of Continuous Improvement activities including but not limited to: planning, facilitating, and documenting Kaizen events, performing operating system process audits, and coordinating cross-functional resources in support of continuous improvement activities.
  • Develops relationships within the CI function and across functions to drive and inspire continuous improvement culture. Operates as the "change agent" for the business.
  • Acts as a trainer and mentor to develop CI skillset and thought process within the organization at all levels to ensure an effective Lean culture. Tracks and reports training progression of general workforce.
  • Performs extensive data collection and tracking including but not limited to: WIP, labor productivity, rework, raw material inventory, overtime, to identify and address CI opportunities.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a business culture, which supports the Company's overall business objectives and goals, by providing leadership in issues that involve "safety, quality, delivery, cost, inventory and people".
  • May liaise directly with the customer to mutually improve value stream performance.
  • Ensures the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations.
  • Fully complies with the "GKN Aerospace, Inc. Policy Statement on Contracting with the United States Government" in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government.
  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.
    Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree (preferably Engineering: Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical or Aerospace) or in lieu of a degree, 3+ additional years' experience or a combination of these.
    • 3 years related Lean/Continuous Improvement experience within a Lean operating environment.
    • U.S. persons with ability to obtain a Department of Defense Security Clearance Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience working within Aerospace manufacturing facilities including being familiar with industry business practices, quality systems and OEM customer processes preferred.
      • 2+ years of experience running Kaizen events (ideation to execution and follow on coaching) preferred.
      • 2+ years of experience in coaching and developing multiple personnel levels on Lean concepts and thought process preferred.
      • Experience implementing and sustaining a Lean operating system in the pursuit of Operational Excellence.
      • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, leadership, organizational, negotiation and communication skills. Must display a high level of maturity, sound judgment, and integrity.
      • A progressive and strategic thinker, knowledgeable in manufacturing and business principles to ensure strategic business plan is met or exceeded, ensuring acceptable return on investment.
      • Active Secret Clearance preferred. Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success. A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world. GKN is an equal opportunity employer. We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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