Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Sr. Analyst / Continuous Improvement

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Business Operations - Other
  • Overview

    This position involves practicing and coaching within the Aerojet Rocketdyne Lean & Six Sigma Business Operating System (ARBOS). Will contribute to the development and implementation of all continuous improvement aspects of the company, leading to execution of financial, growth, and competitiveness objectives. Position is an Enterprise-supporting role and selected candidate will utilize their extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in Continuous Improvement/Lean-Six Sigma, deploy across the company, and perform as a Lean & Six Sigma event facilitator. Must have demonstrated capability in bringing tangible value and benefit to related programs and processes. As a key member of the core continuous improvement group, will also be involved in the coaching, training, and developing of required skill sets, targeting employees and organizations at all levels of the Company. Candidate's passion for change will be coupled with significant project management effectiveness and a strong ability to think systemically, while driving operating system requirements to be data-driven, process-oriented, and customer-focused.


    This position is to be filled in our Canoga Park, California location.


    This position may be filled at this level posted or one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    40% - Provide coaching, training, guidance of Lean & Six Sigma principles and practices at site, COE, Program, and Enterprise level. Assist in the development of the Lean & Six Sigma Operating System and related plans to meet company’s financial, execution, and growth objectives.


    30% - Facilitate process improvement events at Site, COE, Program, and Enterprise levels including action follow-up such as Value Stream Mapping events, 3Ps, Cellular Design, and miscellaneous Kaizen events.


    20% - Leading and coaching various Root Cause Analysis, and extremely well versed in advanced problem solving skills; Passionate focus on implementing preventative actions including process variation management and all levels of Mistake Proofing.


    10% - Assess Affordability opportunities at all levels of the company, and partner with affected entities to create project plans that will drive efficiency and improved metrics at the program, site, and enterprise level. Support the company’s CIP (Competitive Improvement Program), facilitating the optimization/consolidation of site and product lines.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and 6 years of related experience that includes demonstrated practice in Lean & Six Sigma with specific experience in coaching, training, and facilitating (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


    Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

    • US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

    • This position requires business travel up to 50% of each month (2 weeks). The travel involves any of AR's sites, and possibly Suppliers, ranging from east to west coast, and many points in-between.

    • Must be certified to a recognized level of Lean & Six Sigma proficiency that includes advanced tool comprehension, practical facilitation of complex projects/events. Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt certification or equivalent is preferred.

    • Demonstrated experience in the successful facilitation of continuous process improvement events that have resulted in tangible cost savings and/or efficiency gains.

    • Experience in developing and deploying a continuous improvement-based business operating system is preferred.

    • Experience with rocket engine/jet engine/missile defense propulsion systems preferred.



    Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

    Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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