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Lean Facilitator

Lean Facilitator

Manufacturing and Production - Engineering

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.



  • Drive the continuous improvement philosophy within all production and staff areas
  • Run and facilitate process improvement workshops, training and information briefs
  • Apply value stream mapping
  • Influence the production processes to improve “hours per vehicle”
  • Influence the production management team for the delivery of key performance measures
  • Develop and implement cost reductions, processes and efficiency improvement measures
  • Work with cross-functional teams to increase production throughput by a factor of ten in the next two years, whilst maintaining the highest possible standards of quality
  • Identify opportunities for improvement of manufacturing efficiencies, quality stability, and reduction in costs through the systematic removal of waste from the process
  • Develop process flow to ensure workloads are balanced between technicians and test processes are integrated
  • Utilize production optimization tools (swim lane charts, work balance boards, string diagrams, story boards etc) in order to remove waste from the processes and delivery desired output quality and rate
  • Establish an environment where 5S achievements are world-class by the nature of cell and equipment design (shadow board solutions, tool holding, demarcations, kanban markings, team boards, electronic visualization methods etc)
  • Delivery of the 5S process training, application, measurement and sustainability
  • Mentor lean facilitators
  • Stand-in as project champion during lean six sigma projects
  • Head Capex & ROI for future investments required to achieve core rate
  • Review potential projects with production directors & steer where necessary
  • Provide mentorship, coaching and training to team members. Maintain team training documents
  • Solicit team feedback and provide morale assessments to management
  • Train & coach black belts in training, presentation skills and delivery of Lean training
  • Review production directors requirements and align green belt project accordingly
  • Stand in when departmental manager is unavailable
  • Coach & challenge lean methology used within the production process
  • Review & help develop strategic direction of spacex production group
  • Drive all Lean Six Sigma projects to hold time line
  • Lead Lean training development and execution
  • Manage TMS database, including target setting and adjustment
  • Stand-in for process improvement manager


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma
  • Minimum of 5 years in a manufacturing environment


  • 8 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of management or supervisory experience
  • Experience in lean manufacturing, efficiency methods and 5S
  • Experience bringing teams and processes from development to production desirable
  • Understanding of lean manufacture principles, 5S, value add, non-value add and waste
  • Strong analytical, computer, and written skills
  • Mastery of Microsoft applications (Excel and Power Point)
  • Experience monitoring, tracking and continually improving total cost equation
  • Be able to train production management and technicians to apply continuous improvement
  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy
  • Be highly motivated with a great attitude for change management


  • Must be willing to travel (less than 10%)
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with engineering and production
  • Able to adapt to a fast paced work environment
  • Position may require long hours and weekend work


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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