Value Stream Operation Manager
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The Value Steam Operations Manager II drives lean throughout the end-to-end value-creating process including: Event scope definition, event planning, associated methods/tooling/skill requirements, corresponding event staffing quantity and timing, resulting schedule, duration and labor hours target and corresponding outage standards. Value stream ownership continues through mobilization, execution, closeout and continuous improvement. Will also build out detailed, sequenced checklists for use in the Live Outage tool. Will partner with stakeholders across the enterprise including Productivity Operations, P&L Engineering, P&L Methods, FieldCore Tooling, FieldCore Resources, FieldCore Region Operations, and FieldCore Lean roles to first operate to standard and then make breakthrough improvements.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Manages and continuously improves the end-end value stream for assigned technologies and/or product lines. Examples of specific activities include:Implement and manage the improvement of outage standards and check list content for every product and scope to the appropriate level of detail to achieve consistent Safety, Quality, Delivery, Costs (SQDC) outcomes. Standard work spanning all documents/systems and all phases of service planning and delivery.
Executes updates to standards in all systems and documents such as schedules, methods, tooling BOMs, schedule and WBS, guiding skills in ServiceMax and Kahuna, corresponding JCE.
Manage and maintain current and future state value stream/process maps for each technology-scope value streams, as well as more detailed mapping for specific activities along the value stream.
Execute projects and initiatives for value stream problems by searching across regions, across GE businesses, and industry at large.
Uses value stream/process maps to contribute to a kaizen calendar and other improvement projects to reach future state and breakthrough results at component, process, and value stream level.
Going to Genba to have deep discussions with field engineers and outage execution teams to incorporate into strategic plan for value streams.
Partners with the Lean for Field Service team to integrate improvements across the value stream.
Drives accountability to realize improvements from all supporting organizations by following up to ensure implementation and realized value stream improvement.
Supports breakthrough year-on-year results in SQDC through lean by supporting the resulting value stream bowler (scorecard) and action plan (hoshin kanri/kaizen calendar) execution, communication, and results (kpi).
Supports building a lean culture. Examples of specific activities include:Frequent genba (in the field) watching, listening to and learning from the field teams executing the value stream standard – implementing improvement in the check lists of the Live Outage tool.
Partner with the P&L product line organizations to implement improvement ideas from front-lines and value stream -and- align P&L improvement ideas to the needs and realities of the field teams working on the value stream so that they truly support the operator and result in real value stream improvement; including implementation and inclusion to the Live Outage checklists by technology.
May be assigned other duties to help proactively drive our FieldCore vision and align with our organization’s core values.
Required Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in related field with minimum five years of Field Engineer or Project management experience; additional years of experience in power generation can be substituted for degree
5+ years progressive experience and demonstrated success/knowledge in gas turbine maintenance
Strong experience in power generation and field services experience in Heavy Duty Gas and/or Steam Turbine maintenance
Experience with Primavera and Job Cost Estimators required
English proficiency required
A deep understanding and experience with gas & steam turbine outage execution
Experience working in the field with outage schedules and field procedures
Experience with lean methodologies
Demonstrated results leading outage improvement activities such as productivity tooling and developing cost remediation projects & programs
Excellent communication and management skills, strong interpersonal and influencing skills; ability to work with all levels of employees
Former Field Engineer or Outage Manager
Expert in power generation outage maintenance
Strong project planning and organizational skills
Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently
Demonstrated year-on-year KPI improvement
Work well both independently and in a team environment, including in remote work settings
FieldCore, a GE company, is an independent, industrial field services organization focused on World-Class Execution across the power generation sector. Our team includes more than 10,000 of the foremost experts in field services all focused on one thing; delivering excellent outcomes for our customers. Our Core Values of Safety, Integrity, Quality and Inclusion are the foundation of everything we do to empower the people who power the world. For more information visit our website www.fieldcore.com.
FieldCore is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.