BAE Systems Continuous Improvement Lead in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job Description

Directly champion and support the site Continuous Improvement efforts. Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering role working with shop and support staff to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Growth of production. This includes building the plant-wide strategy and vision for the continuous improvement journey (Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Rapid Improvement Office, etc).

Lead cross-functional teams, workshops, training, Kaizen teams. Evaluate and analyze current processes, recommend, and implement solutions. The emphasis is on strategy and implementation, and requires direct hands-on and mentoring efforts. Efficiency / Productivity will be a key emphasis, as well as growing the site knowledge level on continuous improvement and lean.

Lean manufacturing champion efforts to improve process flow, factory layout, flow time, yield, and waste elimination. Will lead and facilitate Lean methods including: Standard Work, Cellular Manufacturing, One Piece Flow, Set Up Reduction, Kanban & Pull Systems, Value Stream Mapping, Poke Yoke Mistake Proofing.

Will support various programs and all manufacturing areas, including circuit-card assembly, unit-build, aftermarket, and development, as well as support functions.

May assist in product transitions between factories, product ramp ups, new product introductions.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering

  • 3-5 years work experience or equivalent experience

  • Able to resolve complex problems

  • MS Office - strong in MS Excel

  • Work cross functionally with people from various cultures, and various roles including shop, support, and management.

  • Organized self-starter who can find causes of delay or problems by seeking input along with direct observation.

  • Ability to present information to convince others of valid conclusions, as well as willingness to incorporate alternate ideas.

  • Strong influencing skills

Preferred Skills and Education

-Lean and/or Six Sigma training

  • Computer skills including Visio, CAD, ProModel

  • Mentoring and/or leadership experience

  • Experience in developing site strategies and vision, then driving implementation

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Continuous Improvement Lead


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