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LEAN Engineer

Little Rock , Arkansas

Job Category: Engineering

Company: Alten

Job Id: 2879

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


Who We Are:

We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers. 

ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing. 

When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Employ appropriate LEAN & Continuous Improvement tools to observe and analyze operations, define improvements, implement associated projects to optimize processes.
  • Actively leads to a continuous improvement culture within the workplace by deploying current and future LEAN Standards across the Facility.
  • Teaches LEAN methodology and associated tools (5S, POUS, 5Whys, Root Cause analysis, value stream mapping) to analyze and optimize activity with the operations team. Identifies value-added and non-value-added steps. Maps future state conditions including opportunities for improvement and action plans.
  • Coordinate with all areas and departments at Facility Level to ensure appropriate information flow and understanding of overall process improvement direction. Ensures standardization across aircraft models and Facility.
  • Leads problem solving events (5M, 8D analysis) to eliminate reoccurring problems.
  • Develop lists of product / process improvement projects per department and uses Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology for implementation in the workplace. Prepares materials and supplies needed.
  • Leads project implementation and associated LEAN / IT Tools deployment.
  • Ensures consistency and communication with Operations / Operations Support Management.
  • Teaches LEAN methodology and tools to reduce waste and improve work environment.
  • Prepares and conducts process improvement events across facility (Kaizen).
  • Supports operations to follow the defined standards with the same task sequencing across all teams and employee’s skillset.
  • Develops metrics to evaluate efficiency & trend lines of program.
  • Leads in boardwalks & conducts audits to ensure progress.
  • Reports daily activities to management including accomplishments, participation, projected activities.
  • Teaches problem solving skills/tools across departments to overcome issues and adjusts plan if necessary.
  • Uses Lean Enterprise and methods to match specific organizational needs as outlined by management and adapts as required to converge industry standards with the help of direct Manager and Team Leader.
  • Promotes & advocates continuous improvement culture and development of a self-sustaining LEAN program, while adhering to all company policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates leadership, guidance and technical support to all LEAN Analysts and Operations Management.
  • Support LEAN Team Leader in preparation and deployment of further LEAN Standard and alignment with standards and directions.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/Industrial or Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Technology, LEAN Manufacturing or Business Management.
    • May substitute one (1) year of college education for two (2) years of work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in manufacturing environment, and/or aircraft/components completions, and/or aircraft maintenance, which includes 2 years of prior LEAN and Continuous Improvement experience.
  • Previous experience and/or formal training in Project Management.
  • Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering or LEAN Manufacturing is desired.


Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 

  • Proven success in managing multiple concurrent and complex projects, involving internal and external resources.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills through detailed action planning Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, SharePoint.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with all levels of personnel.
  • LEAN Certificate (Bronze), Six Sigma Certificate (Green belt) or higher is desired.
  • Previous experience and/or formal training in Project Management.
  • Previous experience working in BUs.
  • Good teamwork skills.
  • Supervisory or leadership experience.
  • Code in SQL and VBA.
  • Must be able to walk long distances, climb and kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Must not be sensitive to noise, heat, cold, humidity, etc. as research abroad aircraft and in various manufacturing shops is required.
  • Must be able to work at a desk and computer for significant portions of the day Write and speak clearly and intelligently.
  • Some travel may be required.


ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.