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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

The Aerospace Defense and Marine (AD&M) business of TE Connectivity are leaders in the development and engineering of a comprehensive portfolio of connectors, relays, sensors, fiber optics, wires, cables, antennas, circuit protectors and moldings for harsh environments. We have a global customer base with over 7000 employees to deliver a broad range of solutions.
Our Fairview production site located just outside Asheville, NC, is currently in search of a motivated Manager Continuous Improvement.  This Continuous Improvement Site Leader is responsible for leading the TE Operating Advantage deployment across the Fairview facility.  This leader is the subject matter expert in the deployment of all initiatives related to lean, 5S+1 and Value Stream conversions.  The Continuous Improvement Site Leader leads implementation teams to drive development and facilitation of the deployment of a lean culture & process throughout the facility.  This position has primary responsibility for the progress and results of the TEOA deployment and has 1 direct report. 

This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, person granted asylee status in the U.S. or person admitted into the U.S. as a refugee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•    Develop site TEOA deployment plans consistent with business unit /plant strategic plan.
•    Support the facility leadership team to set the TEOA vision for the site and develop gap plans and corresponding action items to achieve this vision.  Help implement the vision as needed.
•    Identify and organize resources required to achieve successful implementation in accordance with plan.
•    Manage and control individual project teams and deployment plans at both site and functional levels.
•    Develop skill levels of practitioners and other site personnel to implement and sustain TEOA.
•    Monitor progress against plans, achievement of continuous improvement and progression to higher star assessment levels.
•    Monitor and report site level measurements and performance against star level assessments.
•    Lead continuous improvement activities that enhance the overall TEOA effectiveness within the facility to achieve the plant level TEOA metrics and goals while ensuring alignment to the business unit strategy
•    Facilitate TEOA Kaizen events throughout the site to drive continuous improvement.
•    Account for predicted savings and track, validate and post to financial/operational results.
•    Provide employees with required TEOA training.
•    Be a leader and change agent for all levels of leadership.
•    Effectively interface with all levels of leadership characterized by integrity and high professional standards.
•    Transfer best practices across plant and TE.
•    Define and deploy effective problem solving tools, techniques, training and activitie

What your background should look like:

•    Bachelor’s degree in engineer, business, or industrial technology from accredited institution
•    Minimum of 5 years of lean manufacturing experience (standard work, value stream mapping, OEE, 5s, SMED,
•    3-5 years of experience as Lean practitioner with demonstrated evidence of sustained, successful lean activities within specific value streams.
•    Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated use of problem-solving tools and methods (six sigma, 8D, QOS or other).
•    DMAIC Six Sigma Master Black Belt strongly preferred
•    Strong communication skills and comfort with facilitating large groups at all levels of the organization.
•    Knowledge of financial indicators and analysis as they pertain to capital planning and budget management
•    Requires a highly motivated self-starter, with strong written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated collaborative style that promotes, and champions change.  
•    Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
•    Highly proficient in project management skills
•    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.
•     Ability to teach and coach effectively
•    Ability to plan, organize and motivate others
•    Comfortable with challenging the status quo to drive operational excellence.

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.



Building Effective Teams
Motivating Others
Managing and Measuring Work
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

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



State:  NC
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  87797
Alternative Locations:  Asheville,NC; Greenville, SC;
Function:  Continuous Improvement

Nearest Major Market: Asheville

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma Black Belt, Facilities, Six Sigma, Manager, Management, Operations

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