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Process Development Leader (Continuous Improvement)

Moog Inc.

This is a Contract position in East Aurora, NY posted July 15, 2021.

Over the last 65+ years, our engineers have developed the capability to design and manufacture the most advanced motion control products for aerospace, defense, industrial, and medical applications- applications where precise control of velocity, force, acceleration and fluid flow are critical. Our motion control portfolio has expanded to include all forms of actuation technology, sophisticated control electronics and system software. We are a leading integrator of precision control systems and our products reflect the culture that our people embrace- a culture where the opportunity to solve a challenging control problem is always welcomed. Process Development Leader East Aurora, NY, Plant 11 * Imagine working alongside people who love tackling difficult and interesting challenges and who respect your contribution to the team. * Imagine an enterprise where a belief in personal accountability continues to drive groundbreaking innovation and global growth. * Imagine working for an organization dedicated to helping you live the life you want-inside and outside of work. This is the reality of Moog – and you can be part of it! General Function: Within the framework of the Company’s objectives, effectively provide leadership, facilitation, coaching, training & mentoring in a team-based organization for the planning, organizing and implementation of strategies, to achieve optimum utilization of resources & a continuous improvement philosophy. The strategies may include, but are not limited to, lean & continuous improvement activities, teaming, process variation reduction, value stream mapping & facilitative leadership. Principal Accountabilities: * Develop processes that enable the implementation of lean, team & process variation reduction principles. * Provide stability within Teams, Divisions &/or Groups while encouraging, inspiring, motivating and challenging others to continuously improve. * Coach to solve problems, remove barriers, work with other cross-functional departments and conduct organized, effective meetings. * Conduct/support lean workshops, project teams, PVR efforts. * Provide process improvement support to all divisions and operating units across Moog & support the necessity to implement process improvements & teams with a sense of urgency. * Encourage, motivate & foster an environment for employees to be receptive to change. * Plan, organize, conduct and follow-up on projects, tasks &/or events with the ability to switch back and forth between facilitative leader and driver as situations dictate. * Perform a variety of duties, changing often from one task to another without loss of focus or purpose while identifying and defining problems, evaluating alternatives, and implementing cost-effective solutions. * Understand and communicate company policies, procedures, vision, goals, and safety regulations to the teams & encouraging ownership for manufacturing and/or operational strategic planning initiatives (i.e. S&OP, Balanced Scorecard, etc). * Participate and assist in formal training, the facilitating of teams & providing mentoring opportunities for individuals. * Continuously expand knowledge of lean tools and techniques. Minimum Qualifications: * Associate Level Degree with 5+ years of relevant experience or Bachelor Level Degree with 2+ years of relevant experience * LEAN experience in a manufacturing environment, six-sigma certification preferred * Experience leading a team * Experience with continuous improvement tools, cost improvements, removing bottlenecks, and root-cause analysis * An understanding of Microsoft Office * Skills in interacting and communicating at all organizational levels * Outstanding attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills * Excellent time management, written and verbal communication skills You can do this! Moog is a performance culture that empowers people to achieve great things. Our people enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture where everyone trust each other to do the right thing. For you, working with us can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards, and a great quality of life inside and outside of work. EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation To apply, visit