Naples, Florida

Org Marketing Statement

With annual sales of $12 billion in fiscal year 2017, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 61 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Department Marketing Statement

Parker Aerospace is a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. The company supports the world’s aircraft manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

Position Summary

Acts as manager with responsibility for the successful implementation of multiple Continuous
Improvement (CI) projects or phases of major projects. Stimulates management thinking about process improvements; champions new process initiatives; demonstrates the successful application of new methodologies; seeks out and pilots new tools, and creates innovative strategies.


1. Applies and leads CI initiatives to improve the efficiency of systems and processes within or across divisions and/or with corporate, supplier, and customer involvement. Establishes priorities and recommends actions by analyzing impact and coordinating project implementation with leadership.

2. Plans, initiates, and implements CI projects and activities of considerable scope, variety, and complexity for a division or across divisions, and including customers and suppliers. May be the primary CI contact at a plant location. Introduces new methods and integrates improvement activities across processes, product and/or multiple functions.

3. Provides technical and operational recommendations to division strategic plans for continuous improvement. Makes recommendations based on advanced knowledge of CI priorities for all processes, products, and functions. Conducts presentations to major customers and suppliers to influence and gain support for joint CI activities.

4. Develops project goals and ensures projects meet schedule, cost, results, and technical expectations through effective management and leadership. Determines feasibility and cost reduction goals of projects and may have budget responsibilities. Develops and manages project plans and schedules. Explains work methods and ensures project assignment completeness, timeliness, and accuracy for matrix teams.

5. Confers with team leaders, team members, suppliers, and customers about Parker's lean manufacturing strategy, presents program status, and facilitates successful implementation by resolving problems and removing barriers. Plans and coordinates support activities across teams to drive CI.

6. Develops, selects, and/or customizes CI methods to effectively implement lean manufacturing for varied production and business processes. Serves as a functional expert, facilitator, and advisor to Parker leaders, multi-discipline teams, customers, and suppliers.

7. Supports manufacturing and business processes through implementing changes derived from CI efforts. Applies statistical methods and analysis to improve process capability, reduce variation and optimize process breakthrough performance.

8. Verifies progress of CI initiatives, sustained cost/price reduction, and sustained quality and delivery ratings by implementing appropriate measures and systems to evaluate initiative progress and improvements.

9. Complies with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements (e.g. FAA, environmental, safety, etc.). Advises management on needed actions.

10. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, networking, and/or participating in professional associations.

11. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Trains and mentors less experienced employees.


Bachelors degree (BS) in Engineering, Manufacturing, or related field. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through eight or more years of increasingly responsible experience that included previous management and use of CI principles (i.e. lean manufacturing), total quality, and problem solving tools.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of CI principles and philosophies in business and/or manufacturing operations that include areas such as: productivity and quality measurements; lean manufacturing systems; flexible, world class manufacturing techniques; specific problem solving tools and their application. Ability to lead and implement CI projects in critical and/or high impact areas. Proficient with management systems, methods and techniques to complete complex or major projects and provide status to the team at project milestones. Familiarity with manufacturing scheduling, material/planning and reporting systems. Ability to apply mathematical and analytical skills and to quantify results. Proficient in group facilitation and training delivery, selection, and evaluation. Knowledge of FAA standards and regulations, ATA standards, and other applicable military and federal regulations may be required. Ability to solve complex problems by applying in-depth analysis in creative and effective ways ensuring solutions are consistent with organizational objectives. Ability to exercise judgement within broadly defined practices and policies, and to read, analyze, and interpret complex policies and recommend changes to procedures. Ability to respond to significant inquiries and communicate effectively with team leaders, team members, customers, suppliers, project teams, and management and make effective and persuasive presentations on varied topics. Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to operate a computer and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Also expected of the employee is regular attendance, the ability to work cooperatively and professionally with others and members of the public, and the ability to manage multiple tasks at once. Overnight, long distance travel (including international travel) may be required, based on the individual needs of the position. The employee is occasionally required to move or carry computer equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

(The essential functions have been provided as examples of types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. The physical and mental demands described above are representative of those required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

Closing Statement

This job is part of a job family and will be filled at a level appropriate to the selected applicant's experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.

(“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

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Naples, Florida


Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to help solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges.  By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Parker views the world through the lens of a broad range of motion and control technologies, and team members see a vast number of engineering challenges that are yet to be solved and can make a meaningful difference in people's lives.  These very challenges drive Parker people forward, seeking new ways to innovate, combine technologies, collaborate, develop systems and partner with our customers to solve problems. We call it Winovation and by following its path, we not only create limitless growth potential for Parker, we also make significant contributions to our world at large, for our generation and for the generations to come.

Competing and winning in today's challenging global markets will require Parker to build on the company's strong foundation while setting a new course with strategies to take performance to the next level. Using the new Win Strategy as a guide, Parker is striving to achieve new financial and operational performance targets.  The Win Strategy is built on the established goals of engaged people, premier customer experience, profitable growth and financial performance, and will position Parker to achieve financial performance among its diversified industrial proxy peer companies.

Parker’s culture is reflected in the core values team members aspire to: A Winning Culture, Passionate People, Valued Customers and Engaged Leadership. Over time, Parker has nurtured a culture which emphasizes a commitment to excellence and integrity and a special concern for its customers’ welfare. Parker’s continued success in serving its customers, suppliers, shareholders and the general public depends upon each individual team member's full commitment.

Parker is located in 50 countries around the world supporting 100 divisions with 336 manufacturing locations. Parker's unrivalled industrial distribution network extends to approximately 13,000 locations globally. Through this extensive network of local, independent businesses, Parker brings its products and services to customers in 104 countries. This includes continued penetration of the ParkerStore network of industrial retail outlets, which has more than 3,000 locations around the world.  Parker employs over 50,000 people worldwide.


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