Lean Manufacturing Manager

Requisition ID:  694
Location:  Jonestown, PA, US, 17038-8741
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Education Experience:  -
Employment Experience:  -
Travel:  None

Company Information

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today's increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations - redefining what's possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS - www.TE.com.

As today's homes are becoming more connected, TE Appliances continues to dedicate resources to develop innovative connectivity solutions to support the most capable and complex home appliances in the market. TE Appliance products can be found in home applications consumers use on a daily basis- large and small- and continue to provide the best solutions for always-on connectivity needed for the home of today and tomorrow. Our customers partner with us as we are able to provide a broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions for home appliances, lighting, HVAC, security, and many more applications.

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.


The Lean Manufacturing Manager will direct lean initiatives for the site.  The successful candidate will be responsible for driving change to meet defined metrics and organization goals including implementation of lean six sigma principles and philosophies through hands-on training and teaching and applying appropriate Lean tools:  e.g., 5S, visual factory, process mapping, continuous improvement tools including SMED and Kaizen, material flow, etc.  The successful candidate will have a history of leading change and producing documented improvements in plant costs and quality.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Assume the lead role in the site’s TEOA process implementation – lead process improvement projects and facilitate team projects/mentor team members who are leading process improvement projects
  • Guide the analysis of existing methods to promote effective operations through standardization, improvement, simplification, discontinuance or other methods.
  • Utilize Lean and Six Sigma approaches to process improvements.
  • Develop recommendations for business processes that ensure alignment with strategic direction; integrate business processes between multiple organizations.
  • Guide the coordination of business process changes, implement system solutions.
  • Apply advanced skills to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently.
  • Display a high level of critical thinking in bringing successful resolution to high –impact, complex and /or cross-functional problems.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A history of leading change and producing documented improvements in plant costs and quality
  • A proven track record of successful organizational and operational transformations utilizing the tools of Lean manufacturing
  • Experience creating a Lean or Six Sigma strategy for a manufacturing organization
  • Black Belt or Master Black Belt preferred
  • Experience leading an initiative that produced documented results
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Produced verifiable breakthrough results
  • Ability to develop and lead execution of strategy for transformational change & continuous improvement efforts across the site.
  • A  thorough understanding and ability to use all aspects of Define Measure Analyze Improve and Control (DMAIC) model
  • Understand the need to improve measurement system capability as process capability improves; evaluate the use of control measurement systems


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


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