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At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Continuous Improvement Teams design and implement programs and projects to improve products, services, or processes aligned with business strategies. They coach teams; establish program performance metrics; and establish process excellence supports.
•    Partners with the Value Stream Manager on the implementation, coordination, and evaluation of TEOA within the assigned VSM to eliminate waste and achieve targets.
•    Responsible for coordinating with the Site Process Leader the inclusion of improvement recommendations into the TEOA System Design.
•    The TEOA Value Stream Leader will be responsible for coaching the value stream production team members in achieving the Value Stream Key Performance Indicator objectives aligned with the site performance and TEOA goals.
•    Supports the integration of previously unconnected processes (departments) into one interconnected extended value stream as seen from the customer’s perspective.
•    Supports the development and utilization of current and future state value stream maps to identify strategic projects and corresponding rolling 6-month implementation plans that are aligned with the company’s strategic direction.
•    Foster the adoption of continuous improvement as a way life; creating a culture of change.
•    Work with internal/external suppliers and customers on improving the total enterprise (extended VSM) using the TEOA system.
•    Assist in defining and supports standardized programs to educate employees in the principles of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.
•    Assist in the identification and cross leverage of best practices across the entire operation.
•    Build strong and positive working relationships with all functional areas.
•    With the Value Stream Manager, support the identification of production requirements within the Value Stream ensuring alignment with process departments (molding, stamping, plating, etc.) on needed capacity and priorities to achieve the Value Stream goals along with the development and deployment of appropriate planning, replenishment and signaling tools and methodologies aligned with PFEP.
•    The TEOA Value Stream Leader along with the Value Stream Manager will be responsible for developing and deploying the value stream daily accountability process and employing problem solving methodologies to determine root cause and develop countermeasures for misses to daily targets, identifying and ensuring resolution of system issues and ensuring the successful accomplishment of extended value stream customer expectations.
•    TEOA Value Stream Leader will ensure consistent application of TEOA methodology and standard work in alignment with TEOA peers and TEOA site/process leader.

What your background should look like:

•    Must be certified TEOA Practitioner or willing to acquire within the first year.
•    1-2 years of professional experience with focus on production, logistics or engineering and financial knowledge. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field required; Master preferred.
•    At least 2 years of experience in leading continuous improvement activities on site level.
•    Team Leadership; ability to lead associates through coaching and mentoring.
•    Highly energized and self-motivated with experience working with teams to implement change
•    Can communicate with all levels to get everyone on board.
•    Strong planning/organization & time management skills
•    Track record of successful project management
•    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, utilize process and value stream mapping, and draw valid conclusions.  Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time effectively.
•    Ability to effectively and efficiently lead cross functionally as well as with suppliers and customers.
•    Fluent in both spoken and written English and local language is essential.
•    Working knowledge of the manufacturing processes
•    Have the patience, perseverance and passion to drive the TEOA culture across the plant.
•    Credibility and experience to work effectively and directly with the senior on-site leadership team
•    Excellent communication and coaching skills at all levels from the shop floor to top management (Strong team leader)
•    Ability to think strategically and execute tactically (i.e. deliver results)
•    Analytically minded and data-driven. The candidate must also have a holistic overview of complex situations and deal effectively with difficult issues when they arise.
•    Six Sigma Black Belt is a plus
•    Experience in the automotive industry is a plus, but not a prerequisite. 
Please note: This position may involve working with technical data, technology, software/source code, hardware or other items (collectively “items) subject to U.S. and non-U.S. export control laws and regulations. Under these regulations, it may be necessary for TE to verify a candidate’s national origin and/or citizenship status to determine whether a U.S. or other government export license is required prior to releasing its technologies to the candidate. If TE determines that TE will require a license or will be prohibited by applicable laws from providing the candidate with items necessary for the performance of this position, then TE expressly reserves the right to either a) make an offer of employment contingent upon TE receiving required export licenses from the appropriate government agency, b) consider the candidate for a different position that is not subject to such restrictions, on whatever terms and conditions TE shall establish in its sole discretion, or c) decline to move forward with the candidate’s application. 


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With more than 85,000 employees, including over 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

What TE Connectivity offers:
We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection

Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.


EOE, Including Disability/Vets


EL CAJON, CA, US, 92020

State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  92296
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Continuous Improvement

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

Job Segment: Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Developer, Web Design, Management, Creative, Technology

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