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United Technologies
Location: Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Quality Control & Assurance
Category: Instructors & Trainers
Associate Director, ACE, Lean & Continuous Improvement

Business Unit UTC Aerospace Systems
Job ID 52778BR Date posted 08/23/City Windsor Locks
State Connecticut
Country US

Every second a plane takes off with UTC Aerospace Systems equipment onboard. From space exploration and defense to today’s more electric, more intelligent, more integrated aircraft – our systems make modern flight possible. And by “make it possible,” we mean: we start it, power it, control it, ventilate it, quiet it, land it, stop it and monitor it. We have more than 41,000 employees across 150 countries working at the forefront of technological innovation. Thanks to their efforts, our global reach and our market-leading position, we do big things no one else can do.

Do you want to be a part of a global business, creating innovative solutions for the aerospace industry’s biggest customers? This is the core of what we do in the Electric, Environmental & Engine Systems (ES) business. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems, or creating a positive in flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, ES focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

This UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) business unit is seeking an experienced, energetic, and enthusiastic proactive candidate to provide Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE), Lean and Continuous Improvement (CI) leadership for 17 sites both domestic and international for the Electric, Environmental and Engine Systems (ES) Business Unit.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Implement Lean and Continuous Improvement (CI) processes, aligned with the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) operating system, to ensure vertical and horizontal integration across organization.
* Partner with the sites to drive ACE site Progression to attain continually improving business performance
* Support leadership team progress in support of Policy Deployment, Macro Plan, and ACE/Lean (Production System) Criteria by coordinating actions to ensure improvement.
* Personally coach and train leaders and employees on Lean and CI principles and practical application.
* Plan for & facilitate, lead or co-lead, either internal or external Kaizen/CI events including creating scope sheets, staffing event teams, and coordinating event logistics as needed in support of the BU business objectives.
* Assist with the necessary follow-up actions to close out "to-do" actions after Kaizen Events.
* Management and oversight of the ACE Assessment Process throughout Electric, Environmental & Engine Systems (ES) to ensure adherence to standard work and development of Certified Assessors .
* Roll up and monitoring of ACE/Lean metrics and reporting to SBU and segment ACE leadership.
* Prepare, participate, and co-lead in ACE/Lean site certification assessments and support homework action closure for site.

* BA/BS degree w/9+ years’ experience
* MA/MS degree w/7+ years’ experience
* PhD degree w/4+ years’ experience
* Strong understanding and experience applying fundamental lean and CI tools to achieve tangible results.
* Lean leadership/management/coaching experience is a must
* Capable of influencing across a broad organization and gaining cooperation and action from others.
* Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written), work and relate with people at all levels of the organization.
* Ability to handle nebulous situations, with minimal guidance, effectively.
* Effective team player, excellent coaching skills and can develop other co-workers.
* Ability to encourage and motivate others to be successful.
* Excellent knowledge of MS office computer software including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
* Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize
* Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Strong teamwork and leadership abilities

* Experience with Toyota Production System, Danaher Business System or similar operating system rooted in a culture of continuous improvement and lean principles.
* Six Sigma experience and training preferred.
* Able to use Minitab or other statistical software.

* BA/BS degree w/9+ years’ experience
* MA/MS degree w/7+ years’ experience
* PhD degree w/4+ years’ experience

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.


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