United Technologies Corporation Continuous Improvement Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job ID: 69694BR

City: Colorado Springs

State: Colorado

Country: United States

Category: Quality

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of UTC Aerospace Systems. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us.

The high-quality products we design, produce and service in our Interiors, Actuation and Propeller Systems (IAPS) business allow both passengers and crew members to have a more comfortable experience and greater peace of mind during flight. From lighting and actuation systems to propellers, evacuation systems and seating - what we design and manufacture works together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class customer service, yet passengers don't even know we're there - and that's how we like it!

Our Specialty Seating Systems is recognized as a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of a broad spectrum of aerospace specialty seating products. Our state-of-the-art, 16g dynamically certified cockpit and cabin crew seats, and 30g crashworthy helicopter seats are showcased on commercial, regional, business, and military aircraft for most major OEMs. Our portfolio includes proprietary products designed specifically for Boeing, Airbus, Cessna, and Bombardier, as well as key military OEMs to include Lockheed Martin and Boeing Military. We recruit the best talent and use the best processes to solve some of the industry's greatest challenges - safely, ethically and responsibly. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team. How our people perform is as important as how our products operate.

You could be a great fit for our Quality organization if:

  • You take immense satisfaction and pride in the quality of your work.

  • You’re the first to point out opportunities for continuous improvement (even outside of work…not at all to the annoyance of your friends and family).

  • You understand the absolute importance of adhering to compliance…all while making your customers (and boss!) super proud by achieving a zero-defect quality delivery plan.

OK. We got it. You live and breathe Quality. So do we! For us at UTC Aerospace Systems, quality is personal. People’s lives and safety depend on the quality of our products. From the child flying for the first time to the men and women who save lives, to the astronaut exploring outer space – what we do matters, every day. If you checked the boxes above, we invite you to join the Quality organization as we work to be the best aerospace company for the world by delighting our customers with 100 percent on-time delivery and zero defect parts.

Position Purpose/Objective:

This individual will provide support for Continuous Improvement (CI) efforts and coaching for Site Leadership/employees in their pursuit of UTC's Lean Program and Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) progression. This individual will help the business develop improvements to strategy, policy deployment, standard work and best practices through the use of recognized CI tools.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understands business needs and identifies opportunities for improvement through the use of ACE and continuous improvement tools in order to achieve and exceed business targets and performance.

  • Work with prioritized functional areas to assess current ACE status, recommend improvements using the ACE tools, and progress the ACE maturity of the processes.

  • Leads/co-leads/facilitates or participates in Continuous Improvement events identifies metrics for improvement and follows the events through the implementation phase.

  • Drive site-wide implementation and utilization of the ACE Portal system as well as a link to the shop floor management system.

  • Champions change and continuous improvement and facilitate the development and implementation of ACE strategies supporting aggressive business goals.

  • Continually identifies improvement opportunities and provides creative and thoughtful input to improve processes, methods, and products.

  • Recognized as an expert in the latest ACE tools and applies hands-on education, training, and application of ACE principles and tools to increase proficiencies across the site as well as enhance the ACE culture.

  • Adhere to all UTAS rules and codes of conduct.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in a corporate and/or manufacturing environment, including successful implementation of continuous improvement activities.

  • Excellent computer skills, including skill in Microsoft Office applications, scripting, and the ability to learn new software.

  • Advanced Excel Skills

  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to interface with employees at all levels of the organization with diplomacy and tact.

  • Ability to lead change and direct others towards ACE/Lean goals and objectives.

  • Ability to effectively provide ACE/Lean training.

  • Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.

  • Strong personal commitment to ACE/Lean principles with a bias for action.

  • VBA Programming experience preferred

At this time, UTC Aerospace Systems will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years experience OR

  • Master's Degree with 2+ years experience

Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

UTAS4220182​

United Technologies Corporation 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.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in a corporate and/or manufacturing environment, including successful implementation of continuous improvement activities.

  • Excellent computer skills, including skill in Microsoft Office applications, scripting, and the ability to learn new software.

  • Advanced Excel Skills

  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to interface with employees at all levels of the organization with diplomacy and tact.

  • Ability to lead change and direct others towards ACE/Lean goals and objectives.

  • Ability to effectively provide ACE/Lean training.

  • Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.

  • Strong personal commitment to ACE/Lean principles with a bias for action.

  • VBA Programming experience preferred

At this time, UTC Aerospace Systems will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

United Technologies Corporation 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.