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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 Team lead and support the delivery of programs and projects to continuously improve manufacturing & operational processes or business services aligned with business strategies. We strive to ignite and unleash our peoples' potential to work smarter, support a culture of continuous improvement, the elimination of waste and the pursuit of excellence in our enterprise.

As a change agent in a fast-paced environment, you will find the role both challenging and rewarding. You will serve as a role model, an advocate for continuous improvement, streamlining processes by encouraging staff to continuously look for opportunities to make their processes easier and more efficient. You will be highly motivated, passionate about lean mindset, leading change while training and mentoring people in continuous improvement methodologies.


What you will find working in Helix organization:
- "Boxes and Lines" are less important, focus on action;
- Quick changes, flexible resources;
- Teams build around end-to-end accountability;
- Leadership shows direction and enables action.

Responsibilities & Background

Task / Responsibilities

  • Act as a ‘Change Agent’ in the introduction of lean tools & principles in manufacturing and drive/sustain improvements by working directly supporting and mentoring Operations and Engineering at all levels.
  • Owner of Plant VSM to drive transformation initiatives across the different VS
  • Champion creating continuous flow in multiple process environment.
  • Critically review batch production processes and identify opportunities to reduce lead time, reduce inventory, drive efficiency improvement and improve service levels, through the implementation of lean initiatives. 
  • Coach individual project teams to enable them to succeed in continuous improvement deployment. 
  • Monitor and critically review progress of value streams against plans and achievement of continuous improvement against key performance operations assessment criteria. Responsible for identifying and highlighting further opportunities in delivering improvements in process performance along with identifying opportunities in methodologies that sustain gains.
  • The facilitator responsible for assisting the project manager in the successful planning, scheduling and completion of continuous improvement projects. Review detailed project plans to monitor and track progress.
  • Develop skill levels of site personnel to implement and sustain Continuous Improvement. Provide training, coaching and mentoring in lean principles to both direct and indirect including cross-functional personnel.



  • Bachelor or Master of Mechanical  Engineering and comparative
  • Degree qualified ideally in the Industrial Engineering field or equivalent.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification (minimum Green Belt) with minimum of 5 years post qualification experience.
  • Experienced rolling out & embedding CI methodologies in batch production environment(s) - Confirmed delivery of tangible benefits using CI approach.
  • Excellent analytical skills and a strong visionary of waste reduction.
  • Proven experience in facilitating Kaizen workshop events. 
  • Ability to connect with people. Strong facilitation, coaching, motivational and influencing skills. 
  • Experience supporting successful project teams, including the development of employees and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in PIM, VSM, 5s, Cell Design, 3P in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Demonstrated self-direction & organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proven ability to adapt to changing work priorities in response to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ensures adherence to quality and safety standards with all improvement efforts.
  • B2/C1 English level



  • Qualifications / Certifications in Lean Practices
  • Experience in AutoCAD / Solid Works


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

EVORA, 07, PT, 7002-552

City:  EVORA
State:  07
Country/Region:  PT
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  69849
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Continuous Improvement

Job Segment: Engineer, Lean Six Sigma, Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Engineering, Management, Automotive

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