Process Improvement Analyst II

| Louisville, CO, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 68,926-103,389 Annually
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Sierra Space Careers: Dare to Dream
We honor those that are not afraid to dream big dreams, those that tenaciously chase their dreams even when others say it cannot be done, those that achieve big dreams and change everything. Those are Dreams Worth Chasing.
At Sierra Space we envision a future where humanity lives and works in space, on moons, and on distant planets. Our mission isn't restricted to the few, instead we see a future where all people can choose to live, work, discover and explore beyond our planet. Our company is building a platform in space to benefit life on Earth and together we will alter the course of humanity.
We have a bold mission. We are a bold company. Together, we are an extraordinary team.
About the Role
Do you have the skills, expertise, and passion that it takes to be a top-notch process improvement analyst? Join our team and take your career to new heights!
As a Process Improvement Analyst II, you are responsible for implementing and developing a lean culture across the organization and supporting process improvement initiatives that result in improved process efficiency and profitability through the reduction of waste activities. Your role includes monitoring and observes existing and new processes for improvement opportunities in safety, quality, delivery, and cost through lean problem-solving methodologies, tracking and reporting progress of improvements against established key performance indicators and metrics, and working closely with organization leadership across all functions to determine expected results and prioritize improvement efforts.
Key Responsibilities:
They Process Improvement Analyst II will help to lead Continuous Improvement projects across sectors. This person will have the opportunity to make a substantial impact on programs that are at the forefront of advancements in space destinations and applications. You'll play a critical role in optimizing the business processes behind the development of Dream Chaser Spaceplanes and beyond. You'll leverage strong interpersonal skills and competency in process effectiveness to develop new processes that cross multiple programs and departments horizontally as well as vertically. You'll also get to flex your analytical muscles through metrics and data analysis, and by dissecting existing processes, identifying gaps, bottlenecks and waste to drive impactful improvements across the organization.

  • Lead projects of varying sizes to develop new processes and improve upon existing processes.
  • Proactively identify and prioritize opportunities to maximize efficiency and effectiveness leveraging lean concepts.
  • Lead CI efforts on the Production Floor and in Receiving Inspection
  • Perform metrics and data analysis.
  • Develop reports through PowerBI
  • Support implementation of Cost of Poor Quality through time studies, process analyses, and system data capture definition


About You
Our mission is driven by the unwavering passion to push the boundaries of what is possible. We seek those who Dare to Dream - to envision the extraordinary and pursue it relentlessly - to join us on this transformational journey.
We're looking for dreamers who align with our values, vision and audacious goals - while also meeting the minimum qualifications below. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field of study and typically three (3) or more years of work experience; higher level degree may substitute for experience.
  • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education.
  • Experience with continuous improvement and project management.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to form strong, cross-functional relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, presentation, team building, and leadership skills
  • Effective project management skills and experience
  • Understands and applies basic Lean principles, including but not limited to waste reduction, process mapping, problem solving, and root cause/corrective action fundamentals.
  • Data visualization and PowerBI experience
  • Proven success in driving action through metrics and KPIs
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances.


Application Deadline: This role will remain posted until a qualified pool of candidates is identified.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
To conform to U.S. Government international trade 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 or U.S. Department of Commerce.
Elevate Your Career
At Sierra Space, we are committed to your personal and professional development. We empower you to make profound and meaningful contributions and foster a vibrant culture of collaboration, where teamwork ignites breakthrough innovations.
Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.
We also offer a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.
Estimated Starting Salary Range:
$68,926.06 - $94,773.33
At Sierra Space we are at the very doorstep of unlocking the future and the work in front of us is hard, but it is truly important and meaningful. Achieving our mission requires dedication, relentless pursuit of a dream and an unwavering passion for pushing the boundaries to accomplish what others might believe to be impossible. We seek those who too, Dare to Dream and will join us in a pursuit to achieve the extraordinary.
Application Deadline: This role will remain posted until a qualified pool of candidates are identified.

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Location

Based in Louisville, CO with operations in Broomfield, CO, Madison, WI, Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, Houston, TX, and Kennedy Space Center, FL. Our offices in Colorado are close to Boulder, Broomfield and Denver.

An Insider's view of Sierra Space

What are some social events your company does?

The Young Professionals Group holds social events including happy hour, paint n sip, axe throwing, hiking, ice skating, first time home-buyer info session, ugly holiday sweaters, matching Halloween costumes, picnics, game nights, volunteer events, joint events with other local companies and organizations, and more!

Maggie

Systems Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

The Dream Chaser spaceplane is an incredibly exciting project! This vehicle – with a cargo and a crew variant – will revolutionize space travel. It will carry astronauts to destinations in Low Earth Orbit, it will supply cargo and science experiments to the ISS and the Orbital Reef space station, and it can land at many spaceports around the world!

Miguel

Director Engineering, 4800 - DC100

How does the company support your career growth?

Through my career, my management has continually ensured that I am working on projects that I found interesting, challenging, and enjoyable. My management has my best interests in mind and they want me to be successful. Additionally, my managers have repeatedly fought for my promotion and empowerment to greater responsibility.

Chris

DCCS Structures Engineer

What are Sierra Space Perks + Benefits

Sierra Space Benefits Overview

Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

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