Continuous Improvement Manager - Large Motors

Date Posted: January 24, 2019
Kings Mountain, NC
Category: Operations
Job Type: Full-Time


Company Description

ABB is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

Job Description

Will manage all continuous improvement events and initiatives for the Kings Mountain,NC plant .


  • Provide leadership and support to attain Continuous Improvement goals.
  • Develop and maintain current and future state value stream maps.
  • Champion the future state road map by planning and executing activities involving cross-functional teams.
  • Apply process data and Customer feedback to drive focused continuous improvement activities.
  • Lead cross-functional project teams comprised of both internal and external partners.
  • Negotiate and influence project teams to ensure appropriate resourcing levels are engaged and maintained throughout the implementation of projects.
  • Proactively anticipate project risks and issues and ensure adequate measures are in place to ensure project scope, schedule and cost is not compromised.
  • Drive continued process refinement and provide leadership to instill a culture of proactive control enhancement and defect elimination.
  • Lead the application and development of group-wide best practices within the entire value chain.
  • Ensure effective change control procedures and processes are efficiently applied.



Associates’ degree AND 7 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
Bachelors’ Degree AND 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment

*A Master’s Degree in required field = Credit given for 2 years of work experience.
*A PhD/Doctorate in required field = Credit given for 3 years of work experience


Bachelors’ degree in Engineering or Business

5+ years of experience in an industrial environment .

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Working knowledge of: change management, value-stream mapping, kaizen, six sigma, KPI’s, DOE.

Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills. Must be able to simultaneously plan, manage and implement a variety of complex projects while balancing competing and changing priorities.

Self-motivated, results driven, strong relationship skills, demonstrated leadership, and ability to take initiative and make decisions independently.

Superior interpersonal, spoken and written communication skills.

Demonstrated Project Management proficiency.

Ability to identify opportunities, develop strategy and implement innovative solutions.

Proficiency in Excel, Power Point and SAP

Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US

Additional information

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB

ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762.

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB’s career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to [email protected] Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

How to Apply

Complete the application on the ABB website.