Continuous Improvement Specialist

Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma US


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Job Number: 7461

External Description:
Businesses Pratt & Whitney Job ID 01286112 Date posted 01/10/2019 City Midwest City State Oklahoma Country United States

Date Posted:
United States of America
PW146: Oklahoma City, OK 2701 Liberty Parkway, Midwest City, OK, 73110 USA
Do you feel fulfilled when you help others succeed? Are you fascinated by the way the people learn and grow? Have you considered what it may be like to work at Pratt & Whitney? If so, we want to hear from you! We have a rare opportunity for a talented Continuous Improvement Specialist that can be located in our Oklahoma City, OK facility, or East Hartford, CT.

The sky has no limits.

Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never thought possible.

At Pratt & Whitney, you will be part of an evolving, globally diverse company that's moving fast to craft the future of aviation. Customers all over the world depend on our technology and the people behind it. As part of our team you'll help answer today's challenges in powered flight while crafting and supporting tomorrow's solutions.

The Continuous Process Improvement Specialist is a critical team member in monitoring and leading Continuous Process Improvement key performance indicators and processes in the facility and at critical suppliers.

This position requires working closely with the purchasing and operations team in a value stream environment to streamline & standardize processes/metrics, while still maintaining operational flow, established business goals, deliverables and key performance indicators. This position is instrumental in introducing and assisting site in implementing the process improvement methodology and using the appropriate tools and gated process to drive positive change within the company culture and deliver tangible results, through reduction of COPQ (cost of poor quality) and productivity process improvement.

This position requires a "hands on" approach and will be tactical, engaging in daily operations and purchasing processes/activities with management, supervisors and team members. Oversees internal ACE/lean trainings and facilitates ACE events. Ensures and enables ACE site & Cell certifications. Functions and Responsibilities

  • Engages in "end to end" continuous process improvement initiatives throughout the site and at key suppliers.

  • Works directly with suppliers for process improvement to drive operational excellence.

    This includes but is not limited to leading Supplier Corrective Action and insuring a timely closed loop process with Control plans as required.

  • Experience, confidence and maturity to make decisions and act without constant supervision and direction.
  • Understands and communicates "the voice of the customer" (externally and internally) and works in a team effort to help the internal customers define and establish process improvement priorities, and mentors project and process teams through the problem solving process. Conducts Supplier visits, as required to evaluate processes, facilitate process improvement and optimize supplier productivity, delivery and quality.

  • Assesses, evaluates and identifies process improvement opportunities, working closely with the various functions to develop the project plans and provide leadership to the team utilizing the appropriate approach, utilizing continuous improvement tools and assisting in training/mentoring as required.

  • Comfortable and competent in visiting supplier locations and engaging in "hands on" evaluation of critical processes, and directly engaging with the supplier to drive process improvement.

  • Comfortable in impromptu speaking and presentations in various venues and to various audiences.

  • Works independently to train site ACE pilots, management and their respective teams on lean, continuous improvement, project management, and business integration skill sets to enhance the capabilities of the team in reengineering initiatives.
  • Applies ACE tools and methodologies in business and manufacturing environments to drive best in class processes while working to become a recognized ACE Practitioner/ACE Master.

  • Uses best practices related to quality control procedures when evaluating an organization's products.

  • Compiles moderately complex monthly ACE Performance Metrics that focus on organization objectives in the areas of cost, efficiency, and quality.

  • Demonstrates and coaches lower level professionals on the proper application and interpretation of the ACE criteria in order to gain certification as an ACE Silver/Gold assessor.

  • Provides expertise and content for ACE training materials to ensure a successful ACE Certification Program.

  • US Citizenship required due to government contracts


    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Prior experience in Control Plans, FMEA, Process Mapping, RRCA, control plans, and similar tools required.

  • Experience analyzing data

  • 3 years of experience with continuous improvement

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  • Job Number: 01286112

    Community / Marketing Title: Continuous Improvement Specialist

    Location_formattedLocationLong: Midwest City, Oklahoma US