Specialist - Continuous Improvement

Date Posted: 
5/12/2017
Details
Company Name: 
United Airlines
Job Location: 
Chicago , IL
US
Contact Name: 
Matthew Hulen
Contact Email: 
matthew.hulen@united.com
Job Description

Responsible for leading project teams of typically two to six team members focused on solving key business problems across all functional groups in the company. Will work with frontline as well as departmental leadership to identify root causes, develop short and long term solutions and implement lasting change. Projects range in duration and complexity from quick analyses lasting two to three weeks to large scale transformative efforts that last four to six months. This role would also be responsible with helping guide the deployment and development of resources within Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Optimization (CIEO) as well as support developing a strategic approach both within CIEO and with clients on project work.

Education
- Master's degree in Engineering, Technology, or Business Administration OR
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Technology or Business Administration and 5 years of progressively responsible post-baccalaureate experience in continuous improvement
- Advanced degree preferred
- MBA is a bonus

Certification
- Black Belt certification from an LSS training/certification vendor that includes completion of a real-life project, formal in-class training, and exam required OR
- If not LSS Black Belt certified, candidate must have completed the LSS Black Belt training and passed the LSS Black Belt exam, as well as be in progress on at least one of the real-life LSS Black Belt projects that are required for certification

Knowledge/Skills
- Minimum 2 years of professional work experience using Lean principles including Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Standard Work Cellular Flow, Pull Replenishment, Demand and Production smoothing, Mistake Proofing, Total Productive Maintenance required
- Six Sigma principles including DMAIC approach, SIPOC, Process Capability, Root Cause Analysis, Normal and Non-Normal data Statistical Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Design of Experiments required
- Minimum 3 years of LSS experience preferred
- Minimum 3 years of work experience using statistical analysis preferred
- Capability, Root Cause Analysis, Normal and Non-Normal data Statistical Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Design of Experiments experience required
- Minimum 2 years of professional work experience using statistical analysis required
- Completion of multiple cross functional projects involving non-normal data and design of experiments (DOE), using Lean Six Sigma DMAIC to complete required

Experience
- Minimum 3 years of airline business experience preferred
- Minimum 1 year experience Continuous Improvement projects
- Minimum 3 years of diverse CI portfolio implementation preferred
- Strong GB and BB certification, i.e. 60% or higher preferred
- Minimum 1 year GB and BB training experience preferred

Closing Date: 
Position is open until filled