Industrial Engineer - Master Black Belt

US - AZ - Tempe Ref #1430 06-Feb-2018

Job description

Job Responsibilities

Are you inspired by a job that challenges you to be proactive, influence product technology decisions, and come up with new ideas that will push a product above and beyond your competitor's products? Viasat is a unique blend of technical challenge, opportunity to excel, team camaraderie, and opportunity to work with industry leaders. Sound interesting?  Keep reading.

As an Industrial Engineer(IE) – Continuous Improvement(CI) at Viasat you are joining a growing and dynamic group with tangible opportunity to make your own, personal impact on the competencies and direction of the team.  A Viasat Industrial Engineer – Continuous Improvement will be integrated into the IE team and predominately interface with IE – Data Science, Program Management, and Implementation Teams consisting of test engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, and technicians.  You will be the face of change management with ownership of implementation and reporting.

As a successful IE-CI team member you will use your continuous improvement experience to tactfully lead the implementation of good change to reduce cost, improve performance, and optimize capacity.  You will be challenged to solve complex business and manufacturing problems by developing strategic and memorable recommendations for solutions that reduce costs, increase profitability, enhance performance, and transform operations.  A Viasat IE-CI will map and cost project proposals, lead Lean events, and project manage the implementation of the stated objectives.  This role demands an innate aptitude toward relations development and change management that is supported by a holistic knowledge of continuous improvement and manufacturing operations. 


  • 5+ years of experience supporting technical manufacturing in an Industrial Engineering, Change Management, Continuous Improvement or similar role
  • Proven ability to own and lead change implementation
  • Proven ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences with professional poise and business maturity
  • Strong understanding and historical application of Lean, Six Sigma, and other Industrial Engineering methodologies
  • Excellent ability to quantify impact and manage cost controls to meet negotiated cost reduction objectives
  • Mindfulness and personal charisma to earn respect and influence decisions
  • Expertise in understanding and mitigating risks to business operations
  • Bachelor’s in a technical discipline (Industrial Engineering, Process Engineering, Operations Research, Engineering Management, or similar degree)
  • US Citizenship Required
  • Up to 20% domestic travel


  • Advanced-level MS Office skills (primarily Project, Excel, and Visio)
  • Experience with Minitab or equivalent statistical analysis SW
  • Experience with ProModel Process Simulator or Discrete Simulation modeling equivalent
  • Programming experience in Python, MATLAB, SQL, HTML, CSS, and/or VBA
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 25%


US Citizenship Required



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