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Engineering Process Improvement Lead

ICON is seeking an Engineering Process Improvement Lead who will be responsible for identifying and implementing ways to improve the efficiency of engineering processes by working with a team of individuals from various departments who all have a stake in the success of the company’s overall operations. The Engineering Process Improvement Lead will be tasked with developing new engineering processes and procedures, analyzing current processes and procedures, identifying areas where improvements can be made, and developing new systems or strategies to implement those changes in support of ICON’s mission of making dignified housing accessible to everyone and advance humanity with our technology. This role is based at ICON’s Austin, TX campus and will report to the Director of Hardware in the Mechanical Engineering department. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop new engineering processes aimed at defining the way we work with velocity.
  • Review data from previous projects to capture lessons learned for continuous improvement and perform analysis to identify efficiency gains.
  • Conduct training sessions to educate employees on new processes or technologies so they can apply them in their daily work activities.
  • Use computer software such as Six Sigma and Data Analytics to monitor progress and identify potential problems in real-time.
  • Analyze data in order to identify opportunities for improvement within our processes.
  • Coordinate with members of management staff to develop strategies for process improvement initiatives.
  • Conduct research on best practices in other industries to identify opportunities for improvement within one’s own industry.
  • Develop new operating processes and procedures aimed at improving our efficiency.
  • Develop monthly reports and deliver to the Director of Hardware the overall performance of engineering process improvements.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to improve overall efficiency.
  • Develop planning methodologies and track performance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of working experience in process and procedure implementation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Statistics, Business or another related field.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the year.  

 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to apply critical thinking through identifying areas for improvement and developing solutions.
  • Well versed in planning and performance enhancement.
  • Ability to teach and mentor others.
  • Adept at communicating in a collaborative team environment and seeking optimum solutions with other team members.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams.
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Effective problem identification and solution based mindset.
  • Proven analytical and organizational skills.
 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on  merit, competence, and qualifications. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), genetic trait, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If there are accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
 
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ABOUT THE TEAM

Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges. 

We're a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time.

MISSION-DRIVEN

Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.

We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?