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Regional Six Sigma Black Belt

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Westlake, TX, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

The Regional Six Sigma Black Belt (BB) is a “High Caliber” data driven Problem Solver specializing in solving complex issues. The regional BB will train, coach and lead major breakthrough initiatives to successful completion and with that captures significant growth opportunities in the organization. Additionally the regional BB plays a key role in developing problem solving capability by training & coaching Six Sigma DMAIC Green Belts (GBs) and Site Six Sigma Black Belts (BBs) and problem solvers using the 8 Step A3 approach and DMAIC, where appropriate. The Regional Black Belt is a change agent and role model for leading change and Lean transformation, and is a candidate for Master Black Belt certification.

Job Responsibilities

  • Role modelling a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace “Great Place to Work” value drivers and Culture Principles
  • Exemplifying safety-first mindset and ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are applied across GKNA and that all locations are a model of a world class healthy and safe working environment
  • Driving the disciplined and rigorous execution of complex data driven problem solving (Black Belt projects as well as Kaizen Events) as part of the LEM deployment across their assigned region of responsibility
  • A Six Sigma DMAIC BB Certification from a reputable certifying body or benchmark company. Otherwise, evidence of equivalency in practice and the commitment to GKNA certification
  • Identified as an MBB candidate and capable to progress towards certification 
  • An understanding of Lean Thinking and Lean Leadership
  • The demonstrated ability to influence at the BL Operational Leadership, Regional, Site Management, Group Leader and Team Leader level, as well as the enabling function
  • Excellent Project Management skills, able to navigate through complex project stakeholder situations

Job Qualifications


BS degree, or equivalent, in an Engineering or Science discipline

 Previous experience in Lean Transformation

 A passion for the Aerospace industry


Preferred Qualifications

GKN Aerospace Experience 



Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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