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Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager

Santa Clarita, CA 91384

Job Function: Engineering Job Number: 402468

Job Description

Johnson Service Group (JSG) is teamed with a leader in the aerospace and defense industry, and we're searching for a talented Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager for our global client.

Scope of Experience and Responsibilities:
  • 4-6+ years of experience with strong knowledge of manufacturing and quality business processes, ideally within within the aerospace/defense industry. 
  • Continuous Improvement leadership expereince is required.
  • Experience with process improvement, such as Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen, etc. to identify/implement process improvements.
  • Solid understanding of lean manufacturing principles.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing Lean/Six Sigma principles.
  • Experience with hydraulic, servo and/or pneumatic actuation products is a plus.
  • Desired expertise includes:  QDRC metrics; Lean/Six Sigma tools/techniques to improve processes/business results; and establish document and control processes and promote environmental health and safety.  
  • Will provide leadership throughout Manufacturing and Engineering.
  • Provide direct and/or indirect leadership by leading, managing and coaching team members to drive CI.  
  • Develop/maintain an organizational structure, supporting process improvement to align with various business units, Center of Excellence (COE) strategies, etc.
  • Plan/manage resources to profit plan and capital plan.
  • Provide current CI trends/methodologies to the senior leadership team.
  • Ability to drive effective organizational containment and corrective action processes to support potential product or quality system failures.
  • May act as primary point-of-contact for Manufacturing Engineering and as a PLC Subject Matter Expert.
  • Lead/develop vision and strategy for process improvement, via Lean and Six Sigma initiatives.
  • Strong understanding of statistical concepts/methods, as well as LEAN Manufacturing techniques (i.e. waste elimination, parts flow, pull, etc.) as well as Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Experience with Taguchi, DOE, 8D, etc.
  • Significant understanding of lean manufacturing principles.
  • Strong professional acumen, and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • BS Degree in Management or an engineering/technical related field.
  • MS Degree in Management or an engineering/technical related field is a plus.
  • Greenbelt certification (within past twelve month) is required.
  • Blackbelt certification is highly preferred.  

Duration:  Direct Hire

Location:  Greater Los Angeles, CA area 

Compensation:  Annual salary of $115,000 - 140,000, in  addition to annual bonus and excellent benefits.  
Duration:  Direct Hire
Location:  Greater Los Angeles, CA area  


Johnson Service Group (JSG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JSG provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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