General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works

  • Principal Process Control Engineer, Lean

    Location US-ME-Bath
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  • Job Description

    Assist in the execution of our Lean Manufacturing strategy through implementation of lean principles and concepts that focus on elimination of waste and non-value added activities:


    • Plan and develop policies, procedures, run rules, and long-term operational requirements that foster a commitment to Lean and its principles;
    • Provide leadership, mentoring and support for green belts and process improvement team leaders;
    • Identify and execute cross-functional cost reduction projects ("black belt projects");
    • Support the Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) program in all facets - including Lean Six Sigma, Process Improvement Initiatives, Shipbuilder Initiatives, etc.
    • Provide employees with technical direction, management direction, and adequate training to ensure consistent quality and efficiency through job knowledge;
    • Report to management, customers, and vendors to monitor project status and to coordinate work activities;
    • Ensure quality and timeliness of work and completion within budget;
    • Support and administer labor contract and ensure safety regulations;
    • Effectively communicate with employees, management and professional personnel to help achieve and maintain smooth work flow and high productivity;
    • Plan, organize, and deliver education and training on Lean Manufacturing across all operations departments and areas.

    Required/Preferred Education/Training

    Bachelor degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience required

    Required/Preferred Experience

    • 10 years' experience in ship construction (preferred) and/or manufacturing environment required.
    • Working experience in dealing with a union and/or understanding of current contract preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage conflict and multiple priorities required.
    • Significant experience with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel required. Experience with Project, and Access preferred.


    Working knowledge of and/or experience in part/all of the following lean principles is required: 5-S, Value Stream Mapping, Pull Systems, Lean Quality, Standard Work, Root Cause Analysis, Single Minute Exchange of Dies, Just-In-Time, Employee Empowerment, Employee Lean Recognition, Cellular Manufacturing, Reducing Manufacturing Cycle Time, executing Kaizen Events.


    Additional skills, include:
    • Strong written communication skills required.
    • High energy level, positive perspective, teamwork skills and results oriented.
    • Strong analytical and project management skills and ability to develop and apply business process metrics.
    • Effective leadership and facilitation skills required.


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