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Senior Six Sigma Black Belt - Stratasys Direct - Belton, TX

Country/Region:  US
State:  TX
City:  Belton
Job ID:  29681
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

LOCATION: Austin or Belton TX


Do you enjoy working with new technology?  SDM (Stratasys Direct Mfg) provides customers with "awesome" manufacturing solutions that meet their technical and schedule requirements in Additive Manufacturing. The Process Manufacturing Engineering (PME) group supports this goal with technical expertise in manufacturing, process, advanced materials and applications experience across all technology offerings.


The Senior Black Belt will lead the evaluation, analysis, planning, design and implementation of key process improvement projects to help the company achieve its goals using Lean and Six Sigma methodology and analytics.  These projects will lead to measurable business process improvements, cost savings, and increased revenue.  The Senior Black Belt will also be instrumental in proliferating a quality and excellence mindset throughout the company demonstrated by their own behaviors.


  • Use Lean and Six Sigma methodology and analytics to measure business process improvements and drive change
  • Create project plans, communicate at all levels, and be responsible for managing and completing them
  • Set the strategy for the Six Sigma project implementation with the help of additional team members, where available
  • Define the problem, measure current state, collect data and analyze it to propose business case options for deliberation
  • Apply manufacturing principles to remove process steps that reduce waste and train other team members to use Lean, Six Sigma tools, techniques and perform root cause analysis

As a part of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, this position requires access to information and/or technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), 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. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial) - BS and 8+ years with production or manufacturing process experience and demonstrated Black Belt leadership or MS and 6+ years with production or manufacturing process experience and demonstrated Black Belt leadership
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment and practical knowledge of a wide variety of industrial engineering tools with familiarity in operations management, lean and continuous improvement practices
  • Experience deploying Black Belt projects using lean principles and Six Sigma problem-solving methodologies to achieve continuous / sustained improvement goals
  • Experience with statistical and process management software, such as Minitab, along with flow-charting software or process mapping software
  • Experience in the application of statistical methods for improvements in process performance (DOE, ANOVA, Sample Size Selection, Monte Carlo Simulations, MSA, etc.,)
  • Must have solid ISO 9001 and AS 9100 experience


  • Experience in a job shop or Service Bureau
  • Experience with 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing in polymers and metals
  • Medical device manufacturing/production experience and a strong understanding of FDA and IEC standards
  • Experience to train, lead, mentor, coach, and inspire individuals and team involved in process improvements



Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from CAD data for the aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer goods and education industries. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and GrabCAD, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct. Stratasys has over 2,000 employees, holds over 1,200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 30 awards for its technology and leadership.


Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All offers of employment with Stratasys, Inc are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

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