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Business Unit Pratt & Whitney Job ID 01453223 Most Recent Date Posted 09/30/2021 City Middletown State Connecticut Country United States

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PW102: Middletown Aircraft Rd P.O. Box 611, Middletown, CT, 06457 USA

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At Pratt & Whitney, MRL (Manufacturing Readiness Level) is a key component of our Operational Excellence Playbook and our quality improvement process within Operations. MRL is Pratt and Whitney’s method to industrialize new products and technologies in a standardized way that allows us to achieve quality, delivery, and cost targets. This is an exciting time to join our team and help the company meet our customer and shareholder commitments!

Pratt & Whitney is seeking an experienced, proactive, and goal oriented Manufacturing Engineering -  Master Black Belt, located in Middletown, Connecticut, to lead deployment and execution of the process control sub-discipline within key operational organizations.

Process Control will dramatically improve the company’s quality and delivery signature using Statistical Process Control / Six Sigma methodologies. The Master Black Belt will be responsible for assisting the organization in developing a vision, strategy, roadmap and supporting infrastructure for the integration of data driven decision making and Lean/Six-Sigma methods into daily business practices across operations, engineering, quality and business functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop the organization’s employees in variation reduction and process control proficiency by coaching, mentoring and coordinate execution of required training – Green Belts, Black Belts, Master Black Belts and Champions.

  • Work with senior management project champions to:

    • Support the project pipeline process to select, prioritize and scope projects to business objectives, integrated with other continuous improvement activities and ACE/CORE initiatives.
    • Schedule and facilitate periodic project reviews, and ensure sign off on Formal Gate reviews. Use scorecards and metrics to ensure progress.
  • Ensure technical quality of variation reduction and process control projects. Identify gaps in project execution and engage appropriate resources to address either knowledge gaps or execution gaps to ensure projects deliver intended results.

  • Lead significant projects critical to improve manufacturing process capability & quality performance

  • Represent the organization in various forums related to Process Certification/Six Sigma approaches. Develop standard work, procedures, and integrate industry-standard best practices.

  • Coordinate development and publishing of Success Stories.

  • Communicate lessons learned to:

    • Product development/engineering to enable implementation of design for variation (DFV) and robust design methods (DFSS).
    • Other operational organizations for read across implementation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering and/or Operations Degree or equivalent experience and 12+ years of prior relevant Program/Project Management, Operations, Engineering, Quality experience OR

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years prior relevant Program/Project Management, Operations, Engineering, Quality experience.

  • Must have a recognized Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification.

  • Travel up to 30%.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required due to government contracts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ProCert/Six Sigma project leadership/management/coaching experience.

  • Demonstrated proficiency leading and managing a large portfolio of cross functional projects.

  • Capable of influencing and getting cooperation and action from others.

  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written), work and relate with people at all levels of the organization and be self-sufficient.

  • Effective team player, good coaching skills and can develop other co-workers.

  • Ability to encourage and motivate others to be successful.

  • Excellent knowledge of MS office computer software including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Able to use Minitab and other statistical software.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Proficiency in statistics, data analytics, DOE, and multivariate statistics.

  • ACE/CORE/ 6 Sigma Master/expert level certification.

  • Strong understanding of other continuous improvement skills: DFSS, Red-X, Lean, etc.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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