Senior Reliability Engineer and Continuous Improvement Leader - ABB AB - Elkraftsjobb i Västerås
Senior Reliability Engineer and Continuous Improvement Leader
ABB AB / Elkraftsjobb / Västerås
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You will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring our reliability engineering practices to ensure high quality and reliability of our products. This includes:

* Introducing reliability engineering methods and tools to the global development teams and coaching the development team members in their use.
* Providing concrete input to HW and system designs to achieve higher reliability at minimum possible cost based on deep electronics and mechanics expertise.
* Conducting or contributing to failure root-cause analysis studies for failures and the design of mitigation and improvement measures in collaboration with our Failure Analysis team.
* Interacting with supply chain management and suppliers to secure reliability of purchased components and subsystems.
* Interacting with the customer support team or even customers directly to resolve customer defect reports.

Continually challenge conventional thinking and drive accountability for R&D results including foremost product reliability, but also lead time and cost etc.

Teach continuous improvement thinking and lead Kaizen events within the development community.

Continuously apply a data driven approach to identify most important improvement activities to drive product performance and ensure timely execution of identified improvement portfolio.

In this challenging and broad role you will gain expertise in our product portfolio, our business and our market, identifying customer values and opportunities to enhance the performance of our products. You are highly visible in our organization, building your network. You will earn at least your own cost and that of your activities by tangible savings produced from your activities. A great opportunity to develop an exciting career within ABB.

Knowledge and Experience:

Master's degree or higher in electronics engineering, engineering physics or related subjects.

10+ years' experience in developing high reliability embedded systems and applying reliability engineering methods.

Track record of developing strategy, translating into actionable plans and driving sustainable change through influence creating breakthrough reliability results.

Experience of being a Change Agent challenging conventional thinking, approach and methodology and driving improvements. Leading teams through influence without authority.

Working knowledge of lean development and six sigma strategies and principles.

Skills and Behaviors:

Able to efficiently multi-task initiatives such as trainings, kaizen, follow up activities, reports etc. Understands how to use process and organizational maturity assessments in a business to prioritize improvement actions. Able to effectively lead kaizen events to support business needs. Effective communicator at various levels of the organization (from business leadership to employees on factory floor). Project Management and strong problem solving skills.

Positive attitude - always! Stays energetic and energizes others. Practices what is preached and leads by example. Does not miss deadlines and is discipline in ALL aspects of the job. Acts as a positive role model that is respected in the organization. Is passionate about change and skilled as a change agent. Handles strong push back from many levels of the organization effectively to drive needed results. Mentors team leaders, team members and supervisors. Does not settle for anything other than perfection.

As a foundation, you hold a university degree in a technical field. Background in Development or Quality and Continuous Improvement, and formal recognition of merits in Lean Methodologies and/or Six Sigma is advantageous. As you will be working in a global environment, you are fluent in English, written and spoken alike.

In our continued efforts to strengthen our ability to Make Quality Happen, ABB Grid Automation Products is seeking a Senior Reliability Engineer to act as Continuous Improvement Leader in R&D. We aim to drive sustainable and transformational change, specifically targeting our product reliability. As a Senior Reliability Engineer and Continuous Improvement Leader you will combine technical expertise and lean and six sigma knowledge with people and organizational skills to deliver data driven improvements.

This role is part of the Global Operations and OPEX function based at our lead manufacturing and R&D facility in Västerås, Sweden, where you will take part in defining and driving a portfolio of identified improvement initiatives focusing on product reliability in support of the success of our products lines.


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Nätverksgatan 3
72136 Västerås

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