Arconic Continuous Improvement Engineer in Torrance, California

23789BR

Continuous Improvement Engineer

CA-Torrance

Position Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for a Continuous Improvement (ABS) Engineer to 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 at our aerospace plant in Torrance, CA.

Arconic (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 techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. Arconic Fastening Systems , a business unit of Arconic, holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners. Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines. Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment.

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 established during the events.

  • Coordinate, assist and deliver team-based and ABS training to support enhanced organizational performance through imparting a thorough knowledge of team 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.

  • Other tasks as assigned

Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written 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

  • Computer Skills - knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Good planning and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Institution

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer that the Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering, from an accredited institution

  • 3+ years of experience implementing lean manufacturing and rapid improvement programs

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, Toyota Production System (TPS) principles

  • Knowledge of, and experience with Lean Six Sigma principles

Minimum Education Required

Bachelors

Minimum Years of Experience

2

Minimum Travel Required

None

Job Function

Manufacturing / Operations

Business Unit Group

Engineered Products and Solutions

Business Unit

Arconic Fastening Systems

Job Type

Experienced