Lean & Continuous Improvement Engineer
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Posted:
December 16, 2016
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18296BR
Arconic Fastening Systems & Rings has an opportunity for a Lean & Continuous Improvement (ABS) Engineer who will be responsible for the planning, implementation and follow-through of continuous improvement initiatives established within Arconic’s operating model: the Arconic Business System (ABS). The ABS Engineer will coordinate and lead a wide range of activities that are designed to improve on-time delivery, productivity, quality, cost, safety and environmental performance. This position is located in Verdi, NV (Reno/Tahoe area).

Arconic Fastening Systems & Rings (AFSR) serves the global aerospace, automotive, and commercial transportation markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of fastening system solutions and seamless rolled rings in our industry. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFSR employs 7,900 people in 13 countries at 39 locations. AFSR is a business unit of Arconic.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate successful Kaizen and rapid improvement process events with both internal and external consultants, customers and suppliers, with a major emphasis on locally focused improvement. Provide the support all follow-throughs required to sustain the improvements during the events.
  • Coordinate, assist and deliver team-based and ABS training to support enhanced organizational performance through imparting a thorough knowledge and ABS concepts, principles, and practices.
  • Assist team leaders in team skill and knowledge development to support meeting management goals, project management, improvements, results measurements, problem solving and related team skills.
  • Provide assistance and support focusing on the perfection of ABS techniques. Identify opportunities for improvements.
  • Assist in the collection of data for tracking improvements.
  • Coordinate with resource departments to fabricate, install and implement improvements.
  • Ensure that all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards.
  • Maintain full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conducts all activities in accordance with the Arconic Guide to Business Conduct.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of, and commitment to, ABS manufacturing principles and techniques.
  • Completes reports and forms, as required.
  • Promote and demonstrate the ABS methodologies and concepts at all times.
  • Ensure that all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards.
  • Develops strategies and programs that improve the productivity and efficiency of the various work processes of the company.
  • Instructs others in continuous process improvements, including the use of various problem solving and productivity techniques such as process mapping and cost time management.
  • Facilitates employee teams to build cohesiveness and improve the overall results of the respective teams' tasks.
Skills:
  • Language Skills - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos; ability to write simple correspondence
  • Strong verbal communication skills - ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization; ability to prepare and present training; ability to influence.
  • Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or verbal instructions; ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings
  • Ability to use standard machine shop measuring instruments.

A little about us:
Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensures customer success and shareholder value.

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