Government, Regulatory and Code, Quality, Quality Engineering
4 Year Degree
In this role, the Supplier Quality Continuous Improvement Engineer supports plant wide continuous improvement activities through education of Operations Excellence (OE) guiding principles, Value Stream Mapping, and Waste Identification and Elimination. Key responsibilities will include teaching, coaching, and driving OE practices through the plant via training sessions, kaizen activities, and hands-on problem solving with team members. Primary focus during first 12 months of job will be on lean/synchronous material flows.
Develop lean/synchronous material flow (key focus from material receiving to assembly);
Implement pull systems (kanban, visual, andons, forward broadcast, etc.) that promote JIT delivery to the assembly lines;
Develop and document standard work (job elements and cycle time for each element) for tugger and fork truck delivery loops – balance the work as required to utilize material handlers most effectively;
Eliminate/Reduce fork truck delivery to assembly where ever and whenever possible (JEP initiative);
Reduce assembly line side inventory in order to promote Safety (egress), Quality (minimize material used for sub-assy), and Efficiency (optimized part presentation to operators);
Reduce waste in the material delivery flow to improve delivery flow safety and efficiency;
Deliver OE training modules as required to meet training time line set for JEP;
Develop expert level problem solving techniques and logical thinking through root cause analysis (5-Whys and A3 documents) while coaching others in the same direction;
Support training activities plant wide across all shifts as required;
Actively engage in “Train the Trainer” initiatives in order to expedite training at all levels, everywhere in the plant;
Conduct daily “Go and See” walks with plant leaders, managers, and support personnel in order to acknowledge operators, identify any safety concerns, and look for any of the 8 wastes in the process;
Lead team of non-exempts and help them develop OE skill set and way of thinking;
Drive 5s through all areas and levels of the plant. Provide the 5s Training, assist in the implementation phases (sort, set in order) and sustainment phases (standardize, self-audit), and become integral part of plant wide assessments;
Promote visual management tools including metrics boards (Takt, Ergo, etc.) with Team Managers, Operators, and all other JEP personnel;
Lead OE Projects, kaizen events, and other continuous improvement efforts;
Develop small cross-functional teams that can help improve the plant daily. Use these teams to conduct Value Stream Maps and to identify wastes;
Identify the improvements to be made that will eliminate waste;
Track key metrics (Safety, Quality, Efficiency, and Cost) and wastes eliminated by the team;
Support COS (Cummins Operation System) principles of ‘Establish the Right Environment’, ‘Involve People and Promote Teamwork’ and ‘Synchronize Flows’;
Support Operations Excellence (Lean Manufacturing) principles in eliminating waste, reducing variation and standardizing routine processes and the 3 year Vision & Strategy and the OE Training Initiative as defined;
Act as a SME on OE Principles and the ability to drive these and other key initiatives;
Develop thorough understanding of how the OE sub-practices affect each area of the business.
NOTE: Working Hours and Attendance
Ability to flex hours in accordance with business needs (example of flex hours would be from 4 am – 12:30 pm or other variations of hours that would cover all shifts)
Ability to work 1 – 2 weeks per Quarter on 3rd shift as needed
Attendance performance consistent with plant guidelines
LOCATION: York, Pennsylvania, or immediately surrounding
Positions will be located in conjunction with business needs and will be positioned appropriately in the East, Mid West, South East, South West and Western Regions of the United States. Relocation to Sterling Heights, Michigan, where this position will report into, will not be required. Site-flexible meaning BAE Systems has sites throughout the US. This particular search is seeking a candidate with a base in the York, PA area.
*This is a ground floor pilot program designed to provide supplier development/improvement activities throughout the supply chain on a continual basis. We will be training the supply base on innovative state of the art processes and practices for the improvement of their overall business.
General understanding of machining processes and material flows/movement through the plant;
In-depth understanding of lean methodologies and deployment of lean;
Familiar with the common approaches in problem-solving (Six sigma, 5-Why, A3, etc.);
Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
Familiar with time-study or cycle-time methodology;
Strong interpersonal skills;
Excellent written and verbal communication;
Ability to travel up to 75%;
Able to support from home-base of York, PA or immediate surrounding area.
Additional skills beneficial to performing the job, but not required:
Basic understanding of material handling methods/part presentation/supply chain – receiving door to point of use;
Knowledgeable in Lean manufacturing principals: Go and See, 5S, Kan-Ban, Process Mapping, Kaizen, and other continuous improvement tools;
Use of AutoCAD or other design software;
6 Sigma Greenbelt;
4 year degree in Industrial Engineering/Operations Management or equivalent;
Lean experience or certification TWI train the trainer, Kaizen instructor from Toyota trainers, and Problem Solving training (Toyota 8 Step Method).
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits package including 6% matching 401k, 3 weeks PTO, family leave, 9/80 schedule, paid holidays, etc.
Internal Number: 50285BR
About BAE Systems, Inc
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.
We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.
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