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Lean Manufacturing Engineer in La Porte, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/3/2019

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Job Description

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. Arconic Engines, a business unit of Arconic, is a world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components, including airfoils, rings, disks and forgings. Arconic Engines excels in vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high-performance parts that enable the next-generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient aero engines and cleaner power generation. For more information: . Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Our advanced aerospace facility in LaPorte, Indiana is seeking a Continuous Improvement professional with a passion for manufacturing.   The Lean Manufacturing Engineer will apply Lean Manufacturing and other continuous improvement initiatives.  Specifically, this position will:
  • Prioritize, guide and facilitate the activities of the manufacturing function to meet organizational goals, initiatives and requirements
  • Oversee the development of standard policies, procedures and practices to ensure customer requirements are embodied in manufacturing processes
  • Establish and maintain uniform manufacturing performance metrics and reporting systems
  • Reaffirm existing production goals, or establish new goals, and lead the group effort to achieve those goals
  • Ensure operations metrics are well-known, and track daily progress toward achieving objectives
  • Lead cross-functional continuous improvement initiatives for safety, on-time delivery, production efficiency, and scrap reduction
  • Develop the capabilities of those in the department through teaching, coaching, establishing high standards, and ensuring accountability
  • Exhibit and promote an attitude on the plant floor that leads to an engaged and energized workforce
  • Drive improvements by developing and implementing systems and procedures based on data analysis
  • Utilize best practice methodologies and develop new technologies
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in engineering
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
    This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an US Citizen, US Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or refugee
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous investment casting or aerospace experience
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical process control
    Tooling design &/or CAD experience a plus
  • Six Sigma Green Belt