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Staff Lean Engineer

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. 

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the identification and organization of resources required to achieve successful initiative/project implementation - 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.
  • Assist in the definition of project scoping and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders ensuring technical feasibility of Continuous Improvement Projects.
  • 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.


  • Level 8 degree qualified ideally in the Industrial Engineering field or equivalent.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification (Black Belt preferred) with minimum of 7+ years post qualification experience.
  • Qualifications / Certifications in Lean Practices a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in AutoCAD / Solid Works an advantage.


Key Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.


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 approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com 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.



State:  G
Country/Region:  IE
Travel:  None
Requisition ID:  68534
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Continuous Improvement

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