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General Electric Lean Leader in Butte, Montana

Job Description Summary

Drive lean initiatives across the site including lean flow line creation, conducting action workouts (AWO’s), and leading lean culture. Work with Plant Leadership team to establish a customer-based improvement strategy, which drives safety, customer responsiveness, lead time reduction, quality improvement, and cost reductions in line with business/functional objectives.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Create the Lean vision and implement a Lean strategy to reduce inventory, lead time, and waste

  • Support early integration of Lean principles in product design & process development for New Product Introductions

  • Drive measurable improvements in lead-time, customer delivery, productivity, and inventory.

  • Develop value stream maps for the Organization and eliminate process waste through implementation of Lean techniques

  • Establish and drive a Gemba walk methodology that drives cross functional problem solving on the shop floor

  • Prepare Lean review presentations and pitch to business leaders on Lean business reviews.

  • Prepare operational budgets to fund Lean annual activities and estimate productivity gains.

  • Coach, train and mentor site leadership on the fundamentals and principals of Lean Manufacturing

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related technical discipline from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in manufacturing or services operations

  • Lean Action Workout Experience or other hands-on experience in Lean deployment and driving changes in production shop floor through strategic projects

Desired Characteristics

  • 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

  • Previous shop floor operational/leadership experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects

  • Six Sigma/Lean Green or Blackbelt Certification

  • High-Energy, independent thinker; data/fact driven decision maker

  • Shingijutsu experience

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . 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).

As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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