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GE Aerospace Plant Lean Leader - Assembly & Test in Lynn, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

The Plant Lean Leader will act as an agent of change for process improvement and Lean implementation for the Lynn Assembly & Test Organization (LATO). The Plant Lean Leader will drive the lean transformation, furthering a culture focused on continuous improvement by providing lean education, training, and support to the manufacturing operations teams.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage processes that enable the implementation of lean in both the transactional and operational manufacturing sectors of LATO.

  • Support GE and GE Aviation kaizen promotion offices with initiatives to reengineer processes and methods to assure effectiveness and efficiency in the deployment and application of lean. Delivers lean trainings and facilitates events / workouts to achieve measurable improvements.

  • Serve as a champion, coach, and mentor for change by influencing and guiding leadership and teams to better understand and adopt lean principles, and problem-solving methodologies, fostering a culture of change and servant leadership.

  • Lead the planning and execution of kaizens, daily management, and other lean transformation initiatives focused on safely eliminating waste, creating velocity, and reducing lead times, through the application of standard work. Drive adherence to kaizen standard work and daily management ensuring high levels of engagement and collaboration during pre-work, event week, and post event weeks.

  • Training and coaching all associated via formal training and Genba walks on problem solving behaviors and basic lean methodologies including visual management, daily management, 5S, Standardized work, and leader standard work. Analyze data and use value stream mapping to create current and future state lean manufacturing designs which drive the transformation road map. Build cross functional relationships within the value stream to build trust and gain the privilege of challenging the current state. Strong understanding of change management to build momentum and excitement for operational changes across the business.

  • Coach the team on development, implementation, and sustainment of a linked operating system that drives KPI transformation incorporating learnings from daily management for continuous improvement.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. (OR a high school diploma / GED with at least 10 years of experience in manufacturing developing lean or continuous improvement strategies)

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in manufacturing developing lean or continuous improvement strategies)

Desired Experience and Characteristics:

  • 7+ years of experience in teaching, coaching, practicing, and applying lean methods (i.e., VSM, Cell design, 3P, TPM, 5S, set up reduction, kaizen, daily management, standard work, leader standard work, problem solving, Kanban and lean transformations).

  • 2+ years of management experience.

  • Strong communication, leadership, facilitation, and project management skills with the ability to speak effectively with various audiences.

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing or job shop environment

  • Viewed as a leader who can motivate teams and bring a strong positive attitude toward change.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills; demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects.

  • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn​

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively​

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative​

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness.

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs (i.e., is a “Sponsor”). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor’s welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.​

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