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6 months ago
Parker Aerospace
Location: California
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Supervisors Jobs
Department Marketing Statement

Parker Aerospace is a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. The company supports the world’s aircraft manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

Essential Functions

Leads Continuous Improvement (CI) activities of diverse scope and complexity to improve the efficiency of systems and processes in the division and/or with suppliers and customers. Stimulates management thinking about CI and new initiatives; seeks out and pilots new tools; and demonstrates the successful application of new methodologies. Educates team members, suppliers, and customers about CI philosophies and Lean Enterprise methods.


Develops, selects, and/or customizes CI methods to effectively implement lean manufacturing for varied production and business processes. Evaluates alternatives and recommends changes to refine and enhance CI training and techniques.

Introduces and facilitates diverse CI projects with moderate-to-high scope and impact. Leads and guides CI or ad hoc teams in identifying waste and facilitates process evaluations to reduce production lead times, streamline defect analysis, improve material flow, and standardize operator work sequences for manufacturing and office applications.

Communicates and educates team members, suppliers, and customers about Parker’s adopted lean manufacturing philosophies and provides expert guidance to them in applying those principles to their CI efforts.

Recommends priorities and actions by analyzing and interpreting data and evaluating potential costs and improvement impact.

Identifies opportunities to successfully improve division or supplier performance through benchmarking activities.

Researches, evaluates, and provides recommendations to management for applying new methods.

Participates in CI goal setting and measurement for the division and/or suppliers by making recommendations based on a thorough knowledge of CI philosophies and processes, and division (or supplier) products and work flow.

Utilizes and interprets various production, throughput, and/or quality data analysis and statistical reports and selects or develops appropriate measures to estimate and evaluate the impact of CI initiatives.

Verifies supplier’s progress with lean initiatives, sustained cost/price reduction, and sustained quality and delivery ratings. Implements appropriate measures and systems to evaluate the progress of supplier initiatives and improvements.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reading professional publications, networking, and participating in professional associations.

Complies with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements (e.g. FAA, environmental, safety, etc.). Advises management on needed actions.

Shares specialized knowledge with others. May train or mentor newer employees. Represents company on specific projects.

Prepares and conducts technical presentations on selected topics. Work assignments include cross-functional or project team responsibilities.

Primary resource for supporting the plant in its lean transformation through the implementation of the Parker Lean System (PLS). Delivers to associates practical, hands-on training in PLS methodology and tools to eliminate waste in administrative, manufacturing and support functions. Measures and reports progress on an on-going basis using the site’s Win Scorecard and site’s PLS Lean Journey Assessment.

Guides all PLS initiatives at the facility. Works with site leadership on lean implementation using Parker Lean Systems as the principal tool. Ensures the development of a robust Lean Future State Strategy to be implemented at the site.


Education and Experience
Bachelors degree (BS) in Engineering, Manufacturing, or other relevant field. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through six or more years of increasingly responsible experience that included utilizing continuous improvement principles (i.e. lean manufacturing), total quality and problem solving tools.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of continuous improvement principles and philosophies in business and/or manufacturing
operations that include areas such as: productivity and quality measurements; lean manufacturing systems;
flexible, world class manufacturing techniques; specific problem solving tools and their application; familiarity
with scheduling, material/planning and reporting systems. Proficient in training selection, delivery, and
evaluation. Ability to lead and implement continuous improvement principles and techniques. Ability to apply
mathematical and analytical skills and to quantify results. Knowledge of FAA standards and regulations, ATA
standards, and other applicable federal and military regulations may be required. Knowledge of project
management standards and techniques and ability to set project goals. Ability to work on a variety of problems of
diverse scope and complexity where analysis and evaluation of various outcomes require tradeoffs and negotiation. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret detailed technical manuals and policies and recommend changes to procedures. Ability to train and communicate effectively with team members, customers, suppliers, project teams, and management. Ability to respond to significant inquiries from team members, suppliers, and customers. Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.

This position requires candidates to be a U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Resident.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is
required to use hands to operate a computer and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision. Also expected of the employee is regular attendance, the ability to work cooperatively and
professionally with others and members of the public, and the ability to manage multiple tasks at once. Overnight,
long distance travel (including international travel may be required, based on the individual needs of the
position. The employee is occasionally required to move or carry computer equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

(The essential functions have been provided as examples of types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable
accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. The physical and mental demands described above are representative of those required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.

(“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

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