This position will have overall responsibility for Continuous Improvement efforts for the Excelitas Fremont, CA Site. The overall purpose of this position is to drive, deploy and manage Continuous Improvement initiatives at the local level. This position will work closely with the Regional CI leader to deploy an operating system within the Site that is consistent with other Opto sites and with meeting business objectives. This position will report solid line to Fremont Site Leader and “dotted line” to the Opto SBU CI Director, or the Regional CI Leader. The primary measure of success in this position will be the achievement of the Annual Operating Plan’s PQP savings target at the Site level. Other success factors will be coordination and tracking of projects and savings, coaching and mentoring of teams within the Site. This will be a full time position and the candidate will also be responsible to obtain a certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing Expert (if not already certified). In this way, the Site, over time, can become self sufficient in its Continuous Improvement efforts.
Deploy Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing initiatives within the Fremont Site
Provide leadership in the areas of Six Sigma and Lean to mentor Site teams to deliver results
Assist in developing Site process improvement goals and objectives and coordinate and champion activities to meet or exceed those goals
Coordinate the measurement, tracking and reporting of PQP savings impact for Site
Lead periodic Site continuous improvement reviews both internally and for regional roll up
Organize, host and manage logistics for the Site RTE
Partner with Site leadership team to foster ownership and buy in of CI activities within the Site.
Train Site resources in the areas of Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean implementation
Create contingency plans where needed to ensure achievement of Site PQP targets
Become the “resident expert” for all Continuous Improvement activities within the Site
BS degree in engineering or a technical discipline is required with minimum 2 years of manufacturing experience
MBA degree preferred but not required
A solid understanding of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing philosophies is desired
A sincere belief in the viability of these concepts and the ability to communicate and demonstrate this to others is necessary.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on coaching and influencing others are required along with proficient skills in Minitab, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Certification as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Black Belt or Lean expert certification is preferred along with previous experience in an operations leadership or similar role.
This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee. Visa sponsorship is not available for any positions at Excelitas
About Excelitas Technologies/Research Electro Optics
What is now REO originally formed in 1980 as the electro-optics division of Particle Measuring Systems, a manufacturer of laser based contamination measurement instruments. During this period we developed substantial expertise in the manufacture of HeNe lasers, superpolished optical surfaces and high performance thin film coatings using ion beam sputtering technology. This led to an ever increasing level of business outside of PMS. REO was then established as a separate company in 1993 so that we could more effectively serve and pursue business with external customers.
Since that time, the company has grown by concentrating on the volume manufacture of ultra-precision optical products in the ultraviolet, visible and infrared for demanding applications in lasers, military/aerospace, semiconductor fabrication, materials processing, telecommunications and life sciences. Today, REO offers a unique range of capabilities and services enabling us to deliver superior value for these markets. These capabilities include substantial design and engineering resources, comprehensive optical fabrication and coating capabilities, advanced assembly technology and an extensive in-house metrology lab.
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