Continuous Improvement Analyst

TE Connectivity Ltd Fairview, NC
Company Information

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

The Aerospace, Defense and Marine (Aerospace, Defense and Marine or AD&M) business unit of TE is part of the Industrial Solutions segment (Industrial Solutions) and is a world leader in the design of components and electrical interconnection solutions that are used for applications in extreme and rigorous environments. These interconnection solutions make possible applications of avionics, jet and propulsion engine management, flight controls, grounding systems and on-board entertainment (EAB) for today's "connected aircraft". This capability is extended to military, marine, aviation, space, land and drone vehicles, as well as oil and gas exploration of open-ocean deposits. TE offers solutions for enhanced connectivity that work and resist in the most extreme environments on Earth, from the deepest oceans to the ends of space. In your relentless activities to save space and weight, improve data delivery and power, you will find that AD&M is ready to collaborate with your design team to help you present your product more quickly in the market with smarter and better interconnect solutions.

Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Continuous Improvement Teams design and implement programs and projects to improve products, services, or processes aligned with business strategies. They coach teams; establish program performance metrics; and establish process excellence supports.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Reporting to the Plant Manager, this role is responsible for directing lean manufacturing initiatives for the site and developing / deploying TEOA (TE Operating Advantage) to drive flawless execution with tools and methods that are flexible, reliable, responsive and sustained. The ideal candidate will be a Certified Lean Manufacturing Specialist (+Certified Black Belt is preferred) and will be responsible for driving change to meet defined metrics and organization goals including implementation of (TEOA 15 tools) lean six sigma principles and philosophies through hands-on training and teaching and applying appropriate Lean tools. The successful candidate will have a history of leading change and producing documented improvements in plant costs and quality.


* Develop site TEOA deployment plans consistent with business unit /plant strategic and operational plan.

* Support and mentor site based TEOA Practitioners / Kaizen Facilitators to enable them to succeed in the TEOA deployment and sustaining. Train team members, management and staff in all TEOA tools.

* Identify and organize resources required to achieve successful implementation in accordance with plan.

* Manage and control individual project teams and deployment plans at both site and functional levels.

* Monitor progress against plans, achievement of continuous improvement and progression to higher star assessment levels.

* Monitor and report site level measurements and performance to star assessment levels.

* Lead the Site TEOA project teams, develop value stream maps and execute the TEOA implementation plan for the site to achieve the plant level TEOA metrics and goals while ensuring alignment to the business unit strategy.

* Create, plan, lead and follow-up of the TEOA implementation plan and ensure TEOA actions are visual to stakeholders and are driven to a sustainable closure.

* Facilitate TEOA Kaizen events throughout the site.

* Account for predicted savings and track, validate and post to financial/operational results.

* Provide leadership on lean thinking, lean processing and lean production.

* Replicate examples of excellence across site and communicate this to other TEOA Practitioners within business unit.


* 5-7 years of technical / operations experience with focus on production, logistics or industrial engineering and finance.

* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field, Master's Degree preferred.

* 3-5 years of experience as Lean practitioner with demonstrated evidence of sustained, successful lean activities within specific value streams.

* Previous experience in leading continuous improvement activities at value stream level essential.

* Formal Mentoring, Facilitating & Coaching Training

* DMAIC Six Sigma Master Black Belt strongly preferred

* Previous hands-on and practical experience in using value stream mapping and implementing improvement tools with proven results in at least the following areas: 5S+1, Visual Factory, Standard Work, Quick Changeover and TPM preferred.

* Excellent communication, coaching and inter-personal skills at all levels from the shop floor to top management

* Demonstrated project management skills.

* Analytically minded and data-driven.

* This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, person granted asylee status in the U.S., or person admitted into the U.S. as a refugee.



* Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

* Creativity/Innovation

* Customer Focus

* Drive for Results

* Leadership

* Motivating Others

* Peer Relationships

* Productivity

* Team Leadership

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