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Continuous Improvement / Lean Specialist

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Quality & Continuous Improvement
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WD30113213095 Requisition #

What you will do

Defines, designs, and implements process improvement as part of the Johnson Controls Manufacturing System (JCMS); ensures integration and alignment vertically and horizontally across organization. Defines improvement projects aligned with business strategies and priorities.  Facilitates and coaches improvement teams. Establishes and maintains performance metrics to measure program success.

Installs process excellence support for program governance, project reviews, communications, training, certifications and rewards. Utilize Lean, Six Sigma and change management methodologies and have appropriate levels of certification for the role. The role is based in Huntsville, AL at the Johnson Controls CPVC pipe and fitting manufacturing facility.

How you will do it

  • Completes Black Belt projects, as identified and/or assigned, with limited levels of Master Black Belt direction and support by leading teams in the application of Lean and Six Sigma tools to solve business problems
  • Leads and delivers large, complex Process Excellence projects/initiatives following Lean Six Sigma methods and concepts
  • Develops projects through the DMAIC or Kaizen methodology (whichever best benefits the business), while considering potential project risks
  • Contributes to the identification of projects that meet strategic objectives
  • Monitors complex monthly Process Excellence performance metrics to ensure that organization objectives in the areas of cost, efficiency, and quality are met
  • Displays continuously the characteristics of a change leader in the organization
  • Facilitates meetings with management to review and examine project progress
  • Ensures all financial models are properly approved
  • Develops and trains site Blue Belts, Green Belts, management and their respective teams utilizing lean, continuous improvement, project management and business integration tools and concepts

What we look for

Required

  • Proficient with use of computer and software applications including Minitab, Microsoft Project, Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and AutoCAD a plus
  • Project management skills - ability to complete projects accurately, with minimal guidance, within budget, and in a timely manner
  • Highly developed mechanical aptitude
  • Communicate effectively (including presenting projects) with all levels of business from operators to those at director level.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma DMAIC and Lean techniques
  • Position requires flexibility in hours to work shift hours to coincide with team meetings as necessary
  • Experience working in a plant environment

Preferred

  • Engineering degree

Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/careers.

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