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General Electric Lean Leader - Machine Shop Focus in Loves Park, Illinois

Role Summary:

The Lean Leader will focus on projects / process improvement to ensure that manufacturing processes and products are designed with appropriate quality measurement systems to minimize risk of poor quality. This role will require comprehensive, in-depth understanding of manufacturing processes lean methodologies.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Drives lean manufacturing activities at a global or local level including:

  • methods

  • tools

  • roadmap systems

  • elaboration

  • and deployment

  • Manages industrial improvement projects including:

  • process improvement

  • green field

  • revamp-up or extension

  • localization of manufacturing activities, etc.

  • Leads analytical and design activities using proven technologies and vested approaches and methods

  • Communicates across direct organization

  • Presents to senior leaders in specific technical space and on cross functional teams on how technologies interconnect and contribute to overall strategy

  • Connects the dots across technologies and develop cross-technology solutions

  • Works on cross-functional projects / teams to deliver technology solutions for the business

  • Communicates across the function in area of expertise Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Quality)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Manufacturing Improvement Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability GE at is one of the largest employers in the U.S., with its global headquarters based in Fairfield, CT and 134,000 U.S. employees as of the end of 2012. Our facilities range from Thomas Edison’s original factory in Schenectady, New York, where over a thousand employees work today to build the latest generation of steam turbines and generators, to a GE Aviation plant in Durham, North Carolina, where hundreds of employees will make fuel-efficient, advanced technology jet engines. These locations exemplify an industrial renaissance that is happening in the U.S., driven by advanced manufacturing techniques, ground-up innovation, supporting thousands of new jobs, and making products for export. Want to be part of the renaissance? Join us today. GE Aviation Mechanical Systems - located in the Loves Park section of Rockford has been producing high-quality aerospace products since 1937. Product lines include electrically and pneumatically actuated pneumatic valves, electronic temperature controls, linear and rotary electromechanical actuators, high-performance fans and blowers as well as comprehensive air and thermal management systems. Our products and systems are used globally on commercial jetliners, fighters, transports, drones, missiles, helicopters, UAVs, and marine applications. Learn more about our area! at To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE businesses, follow us on Twitter! at #RockfordLean About Us: GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. Learn More about GE Working for GE Aviation is exciting & challenging. Come see what you are missing! at GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. Locations: United States; Illinois; Loves Park, RockfordGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.