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GKN Aerospace Six Sigma Black Belt - St. Louis, MO in St Louis, Missouri

Six Sigma Black Belt - St. Louis, MO

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Date:Apr 27, 2021

Location: St Louis, MO, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do

Job Summary

The Six Sigma DMAIC Black Belt (BB) is a “High Caliber” data driven Problem Solver specializing in solving complex issues. The BB will lead major breakthrough initiatives to successful completion and with that captures significant growth opportunities in the organization. Additionally the BB plays a key role in developing problem solving capability by training & coaching Six Sigma DMAIC Green Belts (GB) and problem solvers using the 8 Step A3 approach and DMAIC where appropriate. The BB is a change agent and role model for leading change and Lean transformation.

Required Qualifications

Job Responsibilities

  • Role modelling a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace “Great Place to Work” value drivers and Culture Principles

  • Exemplifying a safety-first mindset and ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are applied across GKN and that all locations are a model of a world class healthy and safe working environment

  • Driving the disciplined and rigorous execution of complex data driven problem solving (Black Belt projects as well as Kaizen Events) as part of the LEM deployment across their assigned area of responsibility

  • Coaching their assigned area’s Leadership team in their deployment of the Lean Excellence Model especially by supporting the prioritisation of complex issues requiring resolution and assigning methods of approach as part of the Kaizen Event Planning Process

  • Displaying exemplary Lean Leadership behaviour

  • Training & coaching Green Belts to certification completion.

  • The delegated owner (from the Site Lean Deployment Leader) of the Six Sigma DMAIC programme for the site including both capability building and sustainment as well as rigorous DMAIC application and execution.

  • Delivering significant improvement in People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets, meeting their assigned area’s customer and stakeholder commitments, driven by execution of complex data driven problem solving

  • Developing DMAIC Expertise across their assigned area, ensuring that they become self-sufficient in problem solving, working with the SLDL and fellow LDLs and GBs/BBs to ensure that all staff are fully certified in problem solving at the appropriate level for their role

  • Complying with all legal and regulatory requirements and ensuring that staff are aware of the policies and their individual responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • The company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies

  • Compliance and Ethics Policy on Contracting with the United States Government in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government

  • Export Control regulations

Required Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience in Lean/Continuous Improvement role in a manufacturing/industrial environment

  • A Six Sigma DMAIC BB Certification from a reputable certifying body or benchmark company. Otherwise, on the job certification is necessary to achieve within 6 months.

  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements

Preferred Qualification

  • BS degree, or equivalent, in an Engineering or Science discipline

  • An effective communicator

  • An excellent team builder with project management skills, who is able to navigate through complex project stakeholder situations

  • Previous experience in Lean Transformation

  • An understanding of Lean Thinking and Lean Leadership, and has the ability to lead, coach and mentor team members

  • Experience using Six Sigma tools and techniques to assign team tasks and uses the stages of Six Sigma or DMAIC to complete process improvment projects.

*Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, U.S. refugees, asylees or temporary residents under amnesty provisions [as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)] and properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for trade compliance control purposes. Additionally, potential employee’s names will be screened against the Consolidated Screening List (maintained by the United States government) to determine eligibility to receive technical data.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.