Improves manufacturing processes through work flow improvements and automation. Works closely with employees at all levels to learn process and determine critical points. Hands on implementation, evaluations and data collection.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
- Responsible for facilitating transformation efforts (Kaizen) to deliver Key Performance Indicator (KPI) and Profit & Loss (P&L) improvement results.
- Responsible for the successful implementation of continuous improvement projects within the Mason Location Operations.
- Reports project updates and results by creating and delivering presentations in MS PowerPoint. Champions improvements thru transformation of operating systems, management infrastructure, and mindset, behavior, and capabilities using “Lean Manufacturing” concepts.
- Drives issues to closure through project management processes and collaboration with other departments.
- Assists in creating process flow and business process requirements documentation; establishes operating equipment specifications.
- Provides hands-on technical and process support to operations. Improves manufacturing techniques and process capabilities.
- Troubleshoot production problems and provides timely corrective and preventive actions.
- Maximizes efficiencies and yields at low cost while maintaining product quality.
- Provides support and leadership for projects.
- Responds to business and customer needs.
- Other duties, as assigned.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Customer Focus - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Actively seeks information to understand customers' circumstance, problems, expectations, and needs. Shares information with customers to build understanding of issues and capabilities. Considers how actions plans will affect customers; responds quickly to meet customer needs and resolve problems; avoids over commitments.
- Continuous Learning - Seeks and uses feedback and other sources of information to identify appropriate areas for learning. Identifies and participates in appropriate learning activities that help fulfill learning needs. Puts new knowledge, understanding, or skill to practical use on the job; further learning through trail an error. Puts self in unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations in order to learn; ask questions at the risk of appearing foolish; takes challenging our unfamiliar assignments.
- Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. Uses appropriate conventions (e.g. grammar and syntax). Keeps clear, accurate written documentation (e.g. letters to customers). Presents numerical data effectively.
- Engagement - Thinks and acts like they have a stake in the company; anticipates company needs and investigates solutions without requiring specific direction; works with integrity and ethically.
- Execution - Focuses attention on ways of getting things completed in the most efficient manner; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; stays intensely involved in all stages of assigned projects; makes deadlines and deliverables.
- Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
- Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
- Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
- Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
- Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required/preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in a manufacturing work environment
- Prior supervisory and Lean Manufacturing experience is required
- Demonstrated ability to drive cross functional teams to solve problems and implement sustainable improvements within the organization.
- Excellent verbal & written communication skills required to communicate at all levels of the organization (front-line to management) required. Leadership, interpersonal skills, initiative, creativity and ability to work independently required.
- Able to apply, teach, and coach teams on the use of Lean Six Sigma concepts of Visual Management, SMED, 5S, root cause analysis, value stream mapping, FMEA, Pareto charts, and histograms.
- Project management skills.
- Demonstrated software skills with MS Excel and MS PowerPoint required.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) is required. Knowledge of Macros is a plus.
Education and/or Experience:
- Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; plus two or more years related experience; or equivalent education and experience.
- Formal training in Lean Methodologies.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts relevant to the position.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to think “out of the box.”