LMI Aerospace Continuous Improvement Leader in Tulsa, Oklahoma
WHO ARE WELMI is a world-class leader in designing, building and manufacturing aerospace structures, systems and components for commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace customers. We employ engineering, manufacturing and testing experts throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Our integrated team approach and full life cycle of capabilities enable our employees to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities for career growth within our organization.
We are currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Leader. With minimal supervision, the Continuous Improvement Leader (CIL) is responsible for facilitating the development, evaluation and improvement of business and manufacturing processes, methodologies, tools and leadership techniques at their assigned site. This role will function as an individual contributor and provide leadership to the Site in Continuous Improvement (CI). The CIL will also support strategic, operational and financial objectives at the assigned site while supporting growth and expansion projects. This will be accomplished through the implementation of Lean methodologies, tools and leadership techniques.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership and support to site CI initiatives and the mentoring of site Lean Coordinator and/or other site personnel. Conduct CI training and facilitate events and improvement teams as needed.
Ensure all CI events/activities have documented project scopes, performance goals (deliverables) and metrics developed as well as an implementation and reinforcement plan.
Partner with assigned Managers and Coordinators on continuous improvement and reduction of waste in their Value Streams and/or manufacturing processes. This may include research and development to include tool design, evaluation of equipment, developing manufacturing processes for potential new work and other projects as needed.
Collaborate with Site Management to implement improvements to obtain and sustain customer and/or LMI specific certification programs.
Facilitate the transformation of administrative processes at their assigned LMI site.
Work with other Managers and Corporate Training Department to develop and direct the training of CI Leaders.
Facilitate the development of highly effective self-managed work teams motivating them towards a higher level of involvement and understanding.
Provide strong leadership to project, departmental and site teams. Set communication and behavioral standards for teams by demonstrating desired behaviors through personal interactions and mentoring.
Ensure follow-up to improvement projects through working with assigned GM, CI Steering team and Lean Coordinators on project results, Transformation Maps, Gap Assessments and their alignment with corporate goals and strategies.
Monitor performance metrics at all levels of the assigned LMI site and foster a problem solving culture.
Provide accurate and timely reporting to Site management on pending and completed projects.
Maintain involvement in outside CI/Lean Organizations, read CI/Lean publications, training materials and attend workshops to learn and share knowledge within the industry.
Assist with special projects and participate on other teams as requested.
Yes, 15% of the time
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCES
Manufacturing, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering degree is preferred.
Minimum five (5) years of experience in CI/Lean Methodologies and Applications or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Experience developing communication plans and tools to lead change management is helpful.
Excellent PC skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office, Visio, CAD and other manufacturing related software.
Ability to work in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities and shifting time requirements. Must be able to promote a participative, team oriented environment, working with customers (both internal and external), all employees, vendors and others in a professional and respectful manner.
Excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly and professionally, both orally and in writing.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical materials and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, work instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, employees and vendors.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to compile and present data in a format that facilitates information sharing and decision making.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, accounting and financial calculations and projections. Ability to produce and interpret financial reports in graph and diagram form.
The employee must be able to work on the manufacturing floor as required to interact with employees, customers and suppliers to review manufacturing and quality processes. The employee also will work in the plant to collect data, investigate and solve problems.
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
Noise levels ranging from quiet to extremely loud
Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when working on the manufacturing floor including, but not limited to, eye, ear, and foot protection
May occasionally lift and /or move up to 10-50 pounds
WHY CHOOSE LMI AEROSPACE?
We take care of our people.
401(k) retirement savings plan with a percentage company-match contribution
Paid time off
Medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental insurance
Employee assistance plan — for access to counseling, consulting and other community resources
Subject to eligibility, terms, and conditions
This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be required. This document does not create an employment contract. Employees of the Company are employed on an “at will” basis and may be terminated at any time.
LMI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, LMI provides access and opportunities to those with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who seek to access the company’s online application system. If an applicant is unable to fully access the online application system, LMI will provide a reasonable accommodation. Applicants with disabilities may contact us at 636-916-2400 for assistance accessing the on-line application system. Callers should have a detailed description of the requested accommodation, their name and preferred method of contact ready for LMI‘s Human Resources Department. LMI will make every effort to respond within two (2) business days. This phone number is not for the general submission of application materials.
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LMI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer
LMI is a world-class leader in designing, building and manufacturing aerospace structures, systems and components for commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace customers. We employ more than 2,000 engineering, manufacturing and testing experts in 19 locations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Sri Lanka. Our integrated team approach and full life cycle of capabilities enable our employees to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities for career growth within our organization.