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Continuous Improvement Manager • Fort Worth, TX

Role Overview:

As the Continuous Improvement Manager at TES, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing operational efficiencies and driving excellence across our business aviation services. Your primary focus will be to lead and implement continuous improvement initiatives that align with TES’s strategic goals, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for process optimization, develop and execute improvement plans, and ensure sustainable results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership:
    • Develop and execute a comprehensive continuous improvement strategy aligned with TES’s vision and business objectives.
    • Lead the deployment of lean manufacturing principles, Six Sigma methodologies, and other best practices to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and excellence throughout the organization.
  • Process Optimization:
    • Identify and prioritize opportunities for process improvements across all areas of the business, including Engines & APU MRO, Rental, and OEM Parts distribution.
    • Conduct thorough analyses of existing processes, using data-driven approaches to uncover inefficiencies and areas for enhancement.
    • Develop and implement improvement plans, including timelines, resources, and key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Project Management:
    • Lead and manage continuous improvement projects from inception to completion, ensuring timely delivery and alignment with strategic goals.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement process changes, providing guidance and support throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Monitor and report on project progress, ensuring alignment with budgetary and resource constraints.
  • Training and Development:
    • Conduct training sessions and workshops to educate employees on continuous improvement methodologies and tools.
    • Mentor and coach team members to develop their skills in process improvement and foster a culture of ongoing development.
    • Create and maintain documentation of processes, procedures, and best practices.
  • Performance Monitoring:
    • Establish and track KPIs to measure the effectiveness of continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Analyze data and generate reports to provide insights and recommendations for further improvements.
    • Ensure sustainability of improvement efforts by implementing control mechanisms and conducting regular audits.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Management, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, or related roles, preferably in the aviation or aerospace industry.
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt is highly desirable.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a data-driven mindset.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to lead multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proficiency in continuous improvement tools and methodologies, including value stream mapping, root cause analysis, and statistical analysis.
  • Experience with Lucid Charts, ITIL, and Alatassin Suite is preferred.

 Why TES:

  • Join a leading company in the global Business Aviation industry.
  • Be part of a team that values innovation, excellence, and community contribution.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Engage in meaningful work that makes a difference in the aviation sector and beyond.

TES is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, and basis of disability status or any other federal, state, or local protected class.


Benefits

  • Outstanding Medical and Dental Benefits
  • Company funded Health Reimbursement Account
  • Basic Employee Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-Term and Short-Term Disability
  • Vacation and Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays