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Continuous Improvement Engineer (Lean Manufacturing)

Company: RTC Aerospace
Location: Chatsworth
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

About RTC Aerospace:RTC Aerospace is a 60-year-old aerospace manufacturer of complex, high-tolerance, difficult-to-machine parts. We have 4 facilities across the nation bringing exceptional cellular manufacturing capabilities and unique engineered solutions to our clients' designed products. We are a company driven by ambitious individuals, working together to become an industry leader in lean-cell manufacturing. Come be a part of something exceptional at RTC Aerospace! How You'll Make an Impact The Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Engineer develops and improves process capabilities and efficiencies in support of Company strategies and goals. In cooperation with management and staff, identifies key processes to be developed and/or improved. Once identified, the CI Engineer develops teams and tools to measure, analyze, implement/optimize and monitor process improvements. What you'll be doing as a Continuous Improvement Engineer:

  • Working a Full-time, onsite position at our Chatsworth, California location.
  • Assess and recommend to management key processes for development and/or improvement. Scope of responsibility includes all administrative and operational processes.
  • Support and track progress against annual Continuous Improvement Plan.
  • Create, analyzes and measures processes.
  • Leads, facilitates, and supports project teams.
  • Uses appropriate tools to achieve objectives including Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, SMED, A3, 5 Whys, and Effect Diagrams and Pareto Analysis.
  • Defines process with the correct resources to implement plans, including commitment of internal staff time, recommending tooling purchases, equipment acquisitions, and outside services for efficiency.
  • Performs time studies.
  • Other duties may be assigned by Operations Excellence Lead.
  • Manage 6S Program / Conduct 6S Audits.
  • Manage Machine Efficiency.
  • Daily shop floor that's working with operators on tooling and process optimization / manage operator recommendations, ideas and actions.
  • Executing each project by the deadline.
  • Review MO's prior to release for:
  • Engineering Standards review and update
  • Improvement opportunities
  • Preparation of Machine Performance
  • Identify each KPI for tracking
  • Lead brainstorming, Value Stream Mapping and Pareto Analysis to identify and quantify improvement opportunities.
  • Lead A3 Problem-Solving
  • Lead Kaizen Events
  • Lead Six Sigma Projects (DMAIC)
  • Responsible for continuous improvement activities, such us kaizen, layout, SMED, etc., in order to improve productivity of the operation.Minimum Requirements:
    • Minimum 5 years of CNC machining experience.
    • Minimum 2 years' experience in lean manufacturing.
    • Formal training and experience in project management and Kaizen facilitation.
    • Experience in continuous improvement activities, lean manufacturing, six sigma principles.
    • Basic shop math.
    • Good Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Leadership ability.
    • Ability to multitask.Preferred Requirements:
      • CNC programming experience.
      • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field of study.
      • Certification from a Six Sigma belt program. Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:
        • Ability to lift or move up to 50lbs.
        • Reach forward, up, down and to the side in order to move equipment.
        • Continuous standing and walking throughout the workday.
        • Ability to reach with hands and arms; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel material.
        • Access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Work Environment: A large percentage of work time is spent in a machine shop where temperatures vary from hot to cold. The environment may also include exposure to noise, dust, fumes, vapor from coolant, etc. Industry standard safety equipment is provided by the Company, and specific notice is posted in areas where safety equipment is required. Compensation and Benefits: Employee Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 6% QACA company match. The Continuous Improvement Engineer Compensation range for onsite California applicants is $70,000 - $80,000 annual salary commensurate with experience. Some shifts may include shift differential pay rates. Other site ranges may differ.Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. - 120.15 is required. RTC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation Applicants wishing to receive information on RTC's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact the RTC Human Resources Department. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the RTC Human Resources Department. Candidates will receive consideration without discrimination in accordance with the requirements of article 9 to chapter XVIII of the City of Los Angeles Municipal Code, federal and state laws of California. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department. Compensation details: 70000-80000 Yearly SalaryPI4245486a8d01-31181-34389157

Keywords: RTC Aerospace, Los Angeles , Continuous Improvement Engineer (Lean Manufacturing), Engineering , Chatsworth, California

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