Continuous Improvement Senior Manager




DIRECT REPORTING: Sr Director, Site Leader

CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR) is one of the world’s leading providers of mission critical flow control products and services for the Industrial and Aerospace & Defense markets. The Company has a product portfolio of market-leading brands serving its customers’ most demanding applications. CIRCOR markets its solutions directly and through various sales partners to more than 14,000 customers in approximately 100 countries. The Company has a global presence with approximately 3,200 employees and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more information, visit the Company’s investor relations website at https://investors.circor.com/

About CIRCOR Industrial

CIRCOR Industrial delivers a wide range of highly engineered valve, pump and system solutions that are designed, manufactured, marketed and supported by best-in-class, historically significant product brands. We are the market leader and #1 global provider of positive displacement pumps and specialty centrifugal pumps from trusted brands, Allweiler, Houttuin, IMO, Tushaco, Warren and Zenith. We are a global leader in highly engineered valve and flow control products from trusted brands including CPC Cryolab, R.G. Laurence, Leslie Controls, Pipeline Engineering, Rockwood Swendeman, RTK, and Schroedahl.

About our facility in Monroe, NC An ISO 9001-approved quality management system oversees production of high performance industrial three-screw pumps and three-screw pumps for Naval combat and support ships. This plant includes research and development. A fabrication facility is an integral part of the operation and uses qualified welders and weld procedures.

CIRCOR offers a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package most of which are effective Day 1 of employment. These include medical, dental, vision, FSA/HSA, 401k with company match, company-paid life and disability, paid vacation, and paid holidays.


Position Summary

Plans, manages, and directs the overall continuous improvement program and activities of the site. Coordinates the deployment of site-wide standard methods for value creation and waste elimination in accordance with industry standard strategic deployments of Lean and Six Sigma. Provides advice and assistance to other departments as required.

Principal Activities

Lead and Program Manage site’s CIRCOR Operating System (COS) program to achieve business goals.

Align metrics to establish targets.

Translate organization strategy/direction into actions & objectives.

Fully committed and engaged with COS activities.

Responsible for regular COS assessments of facility, identifying gaps, developing solution recommendations & approvals, and creating & management of a RAIL.

Manage site COS business process attribute Champions, responsible for regular COS assessments of facility, identifying gaps, developing solution recommendations & approvals, and creating & management of a RAIL.

Facilitate COS Business Process Attribute events (e.g. Kaizen, VSM, Workshops) along with the site attribute champions, to progress COS attribute maturity and engage & empower the employees in an effort to develop a culture of excellence.

Communicate regularly COS progress to both executive & senior leadership and associates.

Continuously monitor and validate appropriate COS competency exists within the site.

Regularly support & facilitate independent COS site assessments at other sites as required.

Regularly support & conduct Enterprise and Manufacturing Kaizen events at other sites when requested.



Knowledge Skills & Abilities

Attend appropriate customer or business meetings.

Mentor and support continuous improvement personnel when requested.

Performs other duties as required.

Education & Experience

BS Degree in Engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 7 years experience focused in Lean Practice and Problem Solving.

Certification is desired in ASQ Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and/or Professional Engineering License or Registration.

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities