Serve as a member of our Operational Performance team, helping us achieve our mission "to develop the continuous improvement skills of the entire workforce and to build a lean culture at TTX." Facilitate kaizen events that bring employees together to understand current company processes, to identify and eliminate waste, to generate ideas for improvement, and to design and create plans for future improvements. Provide lean training and serve as a continuous improvement subject matter expert. Coach, support, and develop problem solvers and kaizen practitioners throughout the company. Influence the completion of improvement actions coming from kaizen and problem solving activities, working very closely and effectively with the teams we support. Support the continuing development of our TTXCELLENCE Lean Operating System for Continuous Improvement.
- Facilitate large and small scale kaizen events: guide the development of team charters (especially problem identification and quantifiable measures of success); provide training and logistics support; lead the teams throughout the entire event timeline (before, during, and after the actual event) using our kaizen standard work; direct the use of lean thinking and methods to eliminate waste, to generate effective ideas for improvements that focus on customer value, and to solve problems.
- Provide lean training and support the development of training modules; serve as a continuous improvement subject matter expert by providing knowledge and guidance to the teams we support wherever and whenever possible; establish strong relationships rooted in trust, respect, and service to our customers to enable knowledge sharing.
- Provide daily coaching, support, and guidance to encourage the development of lean thinkers and problem solvers throughout the company; personally develop kaizen practitioners that can ultimately self-facilitate kaizen and problem solving activities.
- Use influence and strong relationships to help drive the completion of action items coming from kaizen and problem solving activities; ensure timely and ongoing follow-up sessions with kaizen and problem solving teams; communicate and share good ideas implemented by the teams.
- Support the development of our Lean Operating System for Continuous Improvement - TTXCELLENCE; seek to learn more about lean methods and techniques by participating in training sessions, summits, and benchmarking activities across various industries.
- Technical Requirements:
o Bachelor degree in engineering, or related fields.
o 4 + years of experience in performing continuous improvement activities within an industrial environment.
o Formal lean training / education, including understanding and application of Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, 5S Workplace Organization, Visual Management, and Problem Solving (Plan-Do-Check-Act)
o Lean or Six Sigma certification is a plus.
o Demonstrated facilitation of kaizen and/or problem solving events delivering results.
o High level of proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point (Access and SharePoint is a plus)
- Soft Skill Requirements:
o Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required, including an exceptional ability to facilitate improvement and problem solving activities, to lead teams, to influence others into action, to manage projects, and to coach and develop others.
o Trustful, respectful, and service-minded personality.
o Strong analytical and problem solving abilities.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
(The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
The incumbent must be able to handle and inspect products, read blueprints, and see products and equipment in use and employees performing their functions.
Due to inspections and product testing at customer facilities, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit (remain stationary) and climb or balance. The employee is regularly required to move about (walk and stand). The employee must occasionally lift and/or transport up to 25 pounds. Correctable vision required for close, distance, or depth perception vision capabilities, and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).
Frequently required to work near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and/or risk of electric shock. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, work in high precarious places and where there is vibration. Working environment can be loud and regular travel is required.