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Operational Excellence Leader

Requisition ID:  66493
Business Unit:  Energy & Equipment San Diego (3325)

San Diego, CA, United States, 92121

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.

Through our Energy & Equipment division, Meggitt holds strong niche positions in energy, non-aerospace military and industrial equipment.

Expertise in this division ranges from heat exchangers used in off-shore gas processing to the design and manufacture of dynamic instrumentation for vibration, shock and pressure measurements. Our heat exchanger technology has not only enabled our customers to save weight, space, and money, but offer higher duties, smaller sizes, and greater integrity over conventional heat exchangers. We are a leading supplier of small-frame gas turbine actuation systems and fuel metering valves for the oil and gas and power generation sectors.

Our Defense Systems product group includes a wealth of expertise with products ranging from airborne decoy deployment systems to projectile tracking technology is another of our specialties. We produce tiny radar systems that are installed on drone aircraft to track incoming missiles or bullets, reassuring aircrew and missile manufacturers that their weapons are working as advertised.

Job Designation

The Operational Excellence Leader leads and directs all Continuous Improvement activity across the Site.  Provides leadership and delivery of improvement programs to increases the Site’s competitiveness.  Personal delivery of Lean Sigma Black Belt projects and the coaching of Green Belts / Kaizens / A3s as the lead source of expertise on the application of lean sigma tools and techniques.
Drives the High Performance System (HPS), which is the Lean business system and continuous improvement approach at Meggitt across the business and aligns with all functions on HPS.  Acts as the interface between the site and the Product group/Division/Corporate in all Improvement/HPS matters.
Leads the business with regard to Business Continuity and Risk Management alongside ensuring effective strategy deployment into the site and its execution.

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Delivery of business improvements and cost savings through the delivery of improvement Projects
•    Drive Value stream mapping exercises and process enhancements through hands on approach. 
•    Effective coaching to increase capabilities across the site for Lean manufacturing systems, Green Belts and problem solving  (Kaizen/A3s) 
•    Leads the deployment of the Meggitt HPS and lead plan to increase in the business maturity along the HPS stages.
•    Analyzes and measures the effectiveness of complex business processes and develops sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements in support of business goals.
•    This is an on-site position with accountability for the lean vision and high performance system (HPS) roadmap current performance and future strategy.
•    Leads Business Continuity and Risk Management alongside strategy deployment.

Job Specifications

Education:  Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations
Certifications: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 
Years' Experience: 5-7 years Manufacturing experience, ideally in lean operations leadership
•    Results focused with track record of delivery of improvements
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
•    Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels 
•    Well-organized, detail-oriented, and ability to multi-task
•    Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision in order to meet deadlines
•    Demonstrated ability to provide cross functional coordination
•    Proficient in Project Management tools (i.e., MS Project) or similar project tool(s)
•    Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Power Bi, Tableau, Jira, Outlook, and web browsers

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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or

If this position is located in the United States, this job will require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, all applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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