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Continuous Improvement Project Manager

Sparton Electronics

This is a Contract position in De Leon Springs, FL posted April 5, 2021.

Sparton is a world leader in the design, development, testing and production of complex maritime electronic systems, including sonobuoys in support of Anti-Submarine Warfare, submarine deployed products supporting Undersea Warfare, and depth-rated encapsulated systems to support Subsea and Seabed Warfare.  Position Objective The PMCI is responsible for developing, vetting, and implementing projects generated through ideation efforts and tracking those to completion for SQDCP or other business metric improvements. This includes executing Six-Sigma Black Belt level projects as well as generating cost savings efforts for the business. The PMCI will coach others and lead training classes in Lean Six-Sigma and Project Management techniques as well as help contribute to the overall plant value stream future-state layouts and improvement of programs by working with the Program Improvement Teams. Primary Responsibilities Develop, vet, and implement improvement projects (large and small scale) generated through ideation efforts and track to completion. Provide continual support for the culture of Continuous Improvement supporting the following focus areas: LSS Education Standard Work 6S Root Cause Analysis, MDI Kaizen Project Excellence Technology Ideation Cost Reduction Celebration of Excellence Assist with the development and execution of Lean Six-Sigma and Project Management training. Lead value stream mapping initiatives and develop improvement plans by working with PIT teams for execution. Coach and support others in Lean Six-Sigma techniques and toolkits. Required Education and Experience 4-year degree from an accredited university in Engineering, Manufacturing or related field OR a combination of education and relevant experience A minimum of 5 years of experience in Continuous Improvement and/or Operational Excellence Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt (preferred, required to obtain within 24 months) PMP certification (desired) Required Qualifications Must be able to work with minimal oversight; have a high energy level and be a self-starter. Communication Skills: Ability to speak, listen and write well. Conduct trainings and create reports. Proficiency with Kaizen tools (value stream maps, fishbone diagrams, or kaizen newspapers). Familiarity with Business process management software. Must be organized with the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams). Supervisory Responsibilities None. Travel Requirement None. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk and communicate, use hands/finger, feel and reach with arms. This position requires the ability to lift, bend or stoop as necessary up to 50 lbs. EEOC Statement SPARTON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. #LI-KP1 #CB1