Industrial Engineer

Electric Boat Groton , CT 06349

Posted 4 days ago

Overview

The Industrial Engineering Organization provides mission-critical support to EB leadership and the functional organizations by developing and managing the organization's improvement strategies, executing improvement initiatives, mentoring and supporting employees in executing improvements, and measuring the impact of an organization's improvement activities.

The Industrial Engineer supports 3 main areas of focus:

1.Support Work Center design (defining the location that a series of work activities are performed and all the equipment, tooling, fixtures and personnel required) for Columbia construction. The Industrial Engineer will partner with Operations, Ship's Management and Planning to create standard, repeatable plans for each Work Center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with Design Build, Operations and Ship's Management to optimize the build plan and effectively determine what essentials need to be incorporated into the Work Centers to identify improvements in the construction flow, layout, facilities, and Trade specific levels

  • Facilitate creation of Work Center playbooks by coordinating with applicable Trades and Operations Leadership

  • Partner with Detail Planning and Advance Planning for constant refinement of work scopes at the key event, activity and work order levels

  • Socialize with multiple organizations throughout Work Center design and development

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement at Electric Boat

2.Support Work Center execution for Columbia construction. The Industrial Engineer will partner with Operations, Ship's Management and Planning to ensure successful completion of work within the Work Center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with Design Build, Operations and Ship's Management during execution of the Work Center to identify progress via applicable metrics, capability v. capacity analysis, delay code tracking and addressing, etc., with the intention of successful on-time and on-cost completion of the Work Center.

  • Facilitate implementation of Work Center playbooks by coordinating with applicable Trades and Operations Leadership

  • Play an active role in creating standard repeatable and predictable processes within the Work Center

  • Partner with Detail Planning and Advance Planning for constant refinement of work scopes at the key event, activity and work order levels

  • Socialize with multiple organizations throughout Work Center execution and development, including participation in future Work Center design

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement at Electric Boat

3.Responsible for the application of Lean Manufacturing and / or Lean Six Sigma principles to investigate, analyze and facilitate process change directly resulting in reduced costs and lead times within the manufacturing and outfitting areas in the Groton Shipyard.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist organizations to identify, plan, and implement high impact Process Improvements and Lean Six Sigma Projects and ensure they align with company objectives

  • Lead teams on projects to improve safety and quality, reducing cost, and improving schedule performance

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement in the organization

  • Work with leadership and employees on applying Lean and Six Sigma approaches to help achieve process excellence

  • Provide mentorship to employees when leading change

  • Identify and eliminate the barriers that prevent successful attainment of company's improvement goals

Selected candidate will demonstrate strong project management skills and the ability to work under minimal supervision and in a team environment. Candidate must be capable of combining assertive initiative with professional discipline to accomplish challenging tasks, and work as Change Agents to remove barriers that hinder change.

The selected applicants will receive training and certification in Lean and Six Sigma in support of improving Electric Boat's business processes.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • Demonstrated experience facilitating cross functional teams

  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office, specifically Excel

  • Excellent project management skills with a working knowledge of the principles of analytical problem solving techniques

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred:

  • BS in Industrial Engineering

  • Lean Manufacturing and / or Lean Six Sigma Black / Green Belt Training

  • Experience with Lean, Kaizen, or Toyota Production Systems

  • Experience with project budgeting, cost estimating and scheduling

  • Proven track record of successful projects and achievements

  • Solid functional expertise and a reputation as a Change Leader

  • Knowledgeable in developing Continuous Improvement strategies and vision

Skills

Skills:

  • Ability to make strong connections with frontline Shipbuilders and key stakeholders

  • Excellent presentation and oral / written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Works well in a team environment

  • Motivated, performance driven individual with strong leadership skills

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