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Company: BAE Systems
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Job Description
May be located in any of our major Combat Vehicle sites including Sterling Heights, MI; York, PA; Minneapolis, MN; and San Jose, CA.

Responsible for Continuous Improvement initiatives for Combat Vehicles Engineering, including translation of strategy into annual engineering operational plans with a multi-year rolling focus. The individual will work within engineering to develop and manage projects to systematically address and prioritize of continuous improvement (CI) opportunities using Lean Six Sigma tools and Operational Excellence (OE) processes.


  • Oversee all CI initiatives related to Combat Vehicles Engineering:
    • Working Team Lead for OE Improve Product Development initiatives (Tier 1)
    • Monitor and control engineering CI initiatives (Tier 2)
    • Track status and integration of all Functional-Engineering-Specific initiatives (Tier 3)
    • Maintain integrated plan and status across full CI scope
  • Recommendations for changes to processes and systems based on analysis of trends and patterns identified through real-time operational performance data.
  • Establishes metrics to determine if the intended outcomes are achieved
  • Identify and drive development needs, including coaching, mentoring and training requirements for related processes
  • Drive collaboration within team and with other teams
  • Define and clarify roles and responsibilities for team
  • Collaborate with other team leaders, when necessary, to ensure team is supported with adequate staff/resources
  • Establish effective communications framework throughout the team
  • Drive a culture of Operational Excellence and workforce integrity
  • Proactively monitor and drive initiatives relating to engineering operations
  • Directly champion and support Continuous Improvement efforts, as required
  • Execute on initial containment and planning of identified problems related to throughput, data availability, and process efficiency
  • Provide mentoring and coaching on Lean and Six Sigma tools and processes
  • Encourage environment of open thinking to drive creative ways of problem solving
  • Performs annual reviews to identify new requirements and/or areas of improvement

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
  • Experience in root cause analysis / root cause investigation and changing processes to prevent future issues
  • Previous engineering experience in complex systems
  • Strong written and oral communication/presentation skills
  • Previous experience leading high performance teams through mentoring / coaching
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in continuous improvement

Preferred Skills and Education
  • Lean Manufacturing training
  • Six-Sigma Black Belt certification
  • Familiarity with APQP
  • Experience with structured problem solving techniques
  • Advanced-level technical skills and knowledge of technical requirements and system relevant to Combat Vehicles
  • Masters Degree in technical field
  • PMP certification
  • Quality engineering experience or certification
  • Manufacturing experience - design to production - preferred

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

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