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Sr. Operational Excellence Specialist

Requisition ID:  99792
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Rockmart (3110)

Rockmart, GA, United States, 30153

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers.

Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world leading technology. Our Braking Systems product group supplies both military and commercial aircrafts.

We seal essential spaces, such as landing gear, wings, engines, nacelles, windows and doors, and produce intelligent air data systems and sensors that measure altitude, angle or acceleration. These sensors can be used on planes, train control systems or even missile control systems.

Whether it’s developing new radome solutions, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

The Sr. Operational Excellence Specialist is accountable for driving acceleration of Meggitt’s Lean Management System to achieve top quartile sustainable business results with focus on the cross-functional Product Group processes. This includes leading and facilitating improvement activities and delivering formal training to build capability in critical lean management system standards.

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Conduct Maturity Readiness Assessments across both Operations and Business Functions. Work with site/function leadership to develop plans and drive maturity gap closure in support of HPS progression (HPS = High Performance System)
•    Build Continuous Improvement capabilities across all organization levels to support Operations and Business Functions via formal and informal training.  (i.e., Yellow Belt, Lean Green Belt, Shopfloor Management, etc.)
•    Mentor Green Belt candidates through project completion and certification
•    Support the execution of the Strategic Improvement Priorities, working closely with the Senior Leadership Team
•    Manage and drive the daily use of core HPS/CI tools throughout the organization (DLA, 6S, Standard Work, Problem Solving)
•    Support APQP tool set usage across the business
•    Facilitate and lead strategic level workshops and events, including Strategy Deployment and Planning (Hoshin Kanri based), Value Stream Mapping for operations and business processes, 3P, 3P/Cell Design
•    Work with Operations and key business functions to connect processes in support of Lean Transformation
•    Capture and share Continuous Improvement best practices across the Product Group and Meggitt
•    Roll out our Group level HPS processes into the site

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor degree preferred or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations
Years’ Experience: 5+ years of relevant Continuous Improvement experience
•    Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
•    Experience in Operating System Development and Deployment, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma/DMAIC methodology, APQP Tools, and Hoshin Kanri Strategy Deployment
•    Ideal candidate can demonstrate prior experience deploying such systems at industrial (preferably aerospace) companies and has been through several stages of excellence/maturity phases
•    Additional experience in one or more of the following is preferred: Organization Design (OD)/ Organizational Effectiveness (OE) toolset and methodology; Program Management (PM) and New Product Introduction (NPI); Strategic Sales and Marketing (SSM)
•    Lean Expert level Certification (Black Belt or Master Black Belt) or equivalent preferred
•    Formal and informal training skills
•    Program/Project Management certification a plus
•    Solid business acumen which allows quick assessments of the potential impacts of issues and solutions
•    Strong written communication and verbal communication skills; good interpersonal skills
•    Strong prioritization skills
•    Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate the implementation of significant changes in a large organization
•    Clear understanding of utilizing core lean tools to improve business processes
•    Track record of driving solutions to assigned tasks utilizing a proactive approach to problem solving
•    Demonstrated experience in strategic planning as well as tactical execution road map development
•    Conflict management skills and decision making skills
•    Analytical and research skills

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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