Share this Job

Continuous Improvement - Master Black Belt

Date: Oct 2, 2019

Title: Continuous Improvement - Master Black Belt 
Company: TECO Services, Inc. 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


This position pays between $86,183.00 to $114,911.00 and is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.




Responsible for building an organizational-wide continuous improvement capability through strong partnering with the business units to drive process designs, redesigns and system integrations using proven best practice techniques and methodologies.



  1. Set the strategy for Lean Six Sigma implementation, including coach and consult with management in creating infrastructure for successful deployment, support and sustainment. 
  2. Lead champions through project selection and scope, assuring linkage between projects and business and customer priorities.
  3. Lead the development of process improvement training (Lean Six Sigma tools) to a wide range of team members.  Lead the development of others to become teachers and mentors of the Lean Six Sigma Material including but not limited to the Black Belt.  Promote the transfer of skills and knowledge of process and systems thinking throughout the organization to increase the capabilities of the organization. 
  4. Lead the mentoring and development of Six Sigma Green Belts and Black Belts through project selection, tool usage, tool understanding, tool application and certification.  Coach and mentor executives, project champions and others in the use of Lean tools and methodology to ensure timely completion of projects with expected results. 
  5. Lead executive briefings, progress status reporting, and definition of measures and generation of project ideas.  Lead area discussions on Benchmarking and project selection.



Working conditions will be normal office environment except for coaching, mentoring and facilitation in areas that might require additional assistance.  PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) needed in some cases.



Travel required to TECO Energy sites.


Level 3 – Master Black Belt

The Master Black Belt completes primary duties independently and proficiently and performs the additional responsibilities below with minimal supervision and provides training and mentoring to the Green or Black Belt.



Required: Bachelor’s degree in related field from a regionally accredited institution

Preferred: Engineering Degree, Advanced degree



Required: Master Black Belt (ASQ or equivalent)    




  • Minimum of ten years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of the position. 
  • Experience must include 6-8 years of experience in working as a Lean/Six Sigma certified Black Belt with demonstrated success and financial results leading Six Sigma and lean projects
  • Led Lean Six Sigma classroom training, along with coaching and mentoring of green belts and black belts for a minimum of six years


  • Three years of experience in a utility environment and overall knowledge of utility processes.



Builds Strong Collaborative Relationships

Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change

Develops People and Teams

Drives Operational Excellence for Customers

Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment

Takes Ownership and Acts with IntegrityThings Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgment           


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: (KSA)


  • Demonstrated technical mastery of Six Sigma tools and Lean concepts, DMAIC, data analysis, process mapping, process analysis, data collection and classroom facilitation techniques
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel data analysis and in detail analysis using Minitab (or equivalent) software, Visio and PowerPoint is required
  • Demonstrated ability to transform an organization’s culture through process and metrics driven performance
  • Lean Six Sigma Knowledge – be the go to person for questions and solutions
  • Business Acumen – understand the business
  • Project Management – ability to manage multiple projects with positive results
  • Lean Training Material – ability to field questions during training and give examples of tool usage



TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



Nearest Major Market: Tampa

Job Segment: Engineer, Project Manager, Engineering, Technology