Continuous Improvement Engineer in Summerville at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 8/28/2021

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Job Description

Join the WRIGHT team!

Curtiss-Wright Steam & Air Solutions (SAS), a business unit of Curtiss-Wright, designs, manufactures, tests, and provides -Navy steam turbines and steam valves, nuclear steam turbines, and aftermarket steam parts, upgrades, and overhauls. https://www.cw-ems.com/sas/default.aspx

An exciting and challenging opportunity to work and be part of a team in a newly built Curtiss-Wright facility in Summerville SC!

Continuous Improvement Engineer


The successful candidate will be expected to drive a culture of continuous improvement using standard tools and methodologies (CW Way). The role will be to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization via cross-functional teams and working with key stakeholders. The candidate will need to be an experienced facilitator and trainer, and skilled in teaching continuous improvement methodologies.

Your Challenge:

  • Manage product and process (manufacturing and business) continuous improvement projects.
  • Facilitate a high level of employee participation on teams and in Kaizen events to foster high involvement, accountability, and results.
  • Provide input and feedback to key leadership positions about process improvement opportunities to all parts of the organization
  • Identify gaps in organizational performance; and lead the transformation of existing processes in terms of capability and maturity.
  • Build and develop improved business and manufacturing processes to support strategic direction.
  • Initiate, lead and successfully execute continuous improvement that support safety & quality improvement, cost reduction, business growth and customer satisfaction.
  • Drive the use of new technology to benefit the organization

Your Expertise:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or equivalent, with minimum of five (5) years' experience working with Lean and or six-sigma methodologies in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in cost savings and understands cost drivers and ways to reduce cost
  • Experience with Lean Methodologies (Kaizen Facilitation, 5S, A3 Problem Solving, Visual Management, Value Stream Mapping, Process Mapping, TPM, Error Prevention & Detection, Cellular Layout, 3P, Set-up Reduction, Poke-Yoke, etc.)
  • Excellent facilitation & communication skills
  • Ability to tolerate and drive change
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be a sole US citizen and able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance

This position may require exposure to information, which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.



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