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Tecomet Continuous Improvement Manager in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job Summary:

The role of TBS Site Manager will be responsible for the support of single plant operations in the development, planning and execution of Lean strategies, culture and metrics providing support to various levels throughout the entire organization for the purpose of linking project metrics to strategic objectives. This position will require an experienced Lean leader with a strong industrial manufacturing background.  An individual who is able to facilitate and drive change in a fast paced and “ever changing” environment leveraging strong interpersonal skills is a key requirement of this role.  The key to success in this position is the ability to identify and drive operational improvements at all levels utilizing a very “hands on” approach to creating value and buy-in as the lead change facilitator for the site business transformation

The role requires the above to be accomplished within Tecomet’s principles of continuous improvement, customer driven innovation and a win first culture, while meeting company financial and other performance metrics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop Lean manufacturing strategy to ensure the facility’s objectives are met in the areas of safety, quality, profitability, waste reduction driving through corporate strategic initiatives

  • This position will provide leadership / mentoring / training to all levels of the site operation on the use and practice of Lean methodology and tools.

  • This position will have responsibility for mentoring and developing all site talent

  • This position will act as a key driver of change within the plant, supporting management/cross functional decisions by communicating the plant-wide changes to all employees to facilitate learning, understanding, acceptance and active participation in the business’s Lean transformation.

  • Manages the local TBS team

  • This position reports directly to the TBS Regional Director

Qualification Requirements

Educational/Training Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field


  • Minimum 5 years applicable experience in Lean/CI system (TPS, DBS, etc) with proven systematic results

  • Able to work in ITAR businesses

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, MS Access and MS Project is a plus

  • 100+ Kaizen events

  • Previous management experience a plus

  • Medical and/or Aerospace experience is a plus


  • 5s, Six Sigma Green Belt Certification a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment

  • Results based Leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Require the ability to identify and analyze complex operational data from multiple disparate sources in order to synthesize actionable evidence of root cause or improvement opportunities.

  • Expert proficiency in the use and implementation of all tools such as: Value Stream Mapping, Total Quality Management, Kaizen, TAKT, Kanbans/Pull Systems, Single Piece Flow, Seven Wastes, 5S, Poka-Yoke, PDCA, 2P, 3P, Hoshin Kanri, Root Cause Analysis, Workshop Management and KPI's.

  • Experience dealing with $30MM+ operations

Other Requirements

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel 25% Mental Requirements:

The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be required to stand. The employee could frequently be required to walk; use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee could be required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee could occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job could include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Protected/ Veterans/Disabilities/Drug Free Workplace

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.