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TE Connectivity

Location: Katy

Job Type: Full time


At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world.

Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Continuous Improvement Teams design and implement programs and projects to improve products, services, or processes aligned with business strategies. They coach teams; establish program performance metrics; and establish process excellence supports.

TEOA (TE Operating Advantage) is a company-wide program aimed at improving our business performance by applying Lean Manufacturing best practice improvement tools to become more efficient and effective so that we can be more productive, satisfy our customers, and deliver more value to our shareholders.

This role is responsible for directing lean initiatives for the site and developing/deploying TEOA to drive flawless execution with tools and methods that are flexible, reliable, responsive, and sustained.

The ideal candidate will be a Lean Manufacturing Specialist (+Certified Black Belt is preferred) and will be responsible for driving change to meet defined metrics and organization goals including implementation of (TEOA 15 tools) Lean Six Sigma principles and philosophies through hands-on training and teaching and applying appropriate Lean tools: e.g., 5S, visual factory, Value Stream mapping, continuous improvement tools including Standard Work, SMED and Kaizen, material flow, etc.

The successful candidate will have a history of leading change and producing documented improvements in plant costs and quality. Additional knowledge and understanding preferred using the Theory of constraints and Training within the Industry.

The TEOA system ensures a safe work environment, drives quality improvements, provides customer service, develops a qualified workforce, and reduces operating costs, inventories, and lead times through continuous improvement in the site systems. Partners with the Site Leadership team to oversee day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual operational and financial expectations.

Due to ITAR regulations, US citizenship or US lawful permanent residency (green card) is required to apply for this position.

What your background should look like:

  • 8 + years of technical / operations experience with a focus on production, logistics, or industrial engineering and finance.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field, Master's Degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Lean practitioner with demonstrated evidence of sustained, successful lean activities within specific value streams.
  • Previous experience in leading continuous improvement activities at the value stream level is essential.
  • Formal Mentoring, Facilitating & Coaching Training
  • DMAIC Six Sigma Master Black Belt is strongly preferred.
  • Process Improvement Management
  • Previous hands-on and practical experience in using value stream mapping and implementing improvement tools with results in at least the following areas: 5S+1, Visual Factory, Standard Work, Quick Changeover and TPM preferred.
  • Have the patience, perseverance, and passion to drive the TEOA culture across the plant.
  • Credibility and experience to work effectively and directly with the site management team.
  • Excellent communication, coaching, and interpersonal skills at all levels from the shop floor to top management.
  • Strong team leader
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Logical minded and data-driven.
  • The role may involve some travel to other sites within the business unit and will require overnight stays.


Building Effective Teams
Motivating Others
Managing and Measuring Work
Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable the distribution of power, signal and data to advance next-generation transportation, renewable energy, automated factories, data centers, medical technology and more. With more than 85,000 employees, including 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries. TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).


  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $107,920 - $161,880
(subject to change dependent on physical location)
  • Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
  • Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits


  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets

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