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Continuous Improvement Lead

Company: Cowan Systems
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Company: Trussway Manufacturing

Location: Acworth

Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description:

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SUMMARY: The OPEX Team Leader will lead the design andimplementation of system improvements at the facility level. Therole will align and follow the lead of the Plant Manager as well asbe guided by the OPEX Production System Team Leader to make processimprovements and develop Associates. The role will work with teammembers to continually improve processes regarding safety, qualitycontrol, and productivity in order to enhance customer service.

POSITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Identify opportunities for improvement, define problems, determineroot causes, develop solutions, test solutions, implement,stabilize and sustain improvements while engaging and coaching teammembers throughout the continuous improvement [CI] process (DMAICSand/or PDCA).

To calculate the benefits of CI initiatives by defining keymetric(s); setting baseline, target, and time frame for achievinggoals.

Lead/ Train/ Coach team members to make improvements in allDepartments.

Improve material flow, inventory control, scheduling systems whileincorporating visual management tools so that abnormal conditionsare readily identified.

To comply with and coach safety policies & procedures, qualityguidelines, and standardized work instructions.

Collaborate with team members to continually improve upon standardwork instructions.

Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material,and utilities.

Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, andcost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facilityutilization.

Communicate with internal customers to understand opportunities forcontinuous improvement.

To coach to and implement proven Best Practices as directed by OPEXProduction System Team Leader.

Performs other job-related duties or special projects asassigned.

Job Requirements:

COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Ideally has a broad background in quality, production, engineering,and/ or supply chain.

Understanding of LEAN concepts and proven experience in processimprovements including but not limited to a reduction in set-uptimes, increased efficiency, increased utilization, etc.

Must be able to train others on Lean manufacturing concepts andtools.

Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose thebest solution and solve problems.

The ability to think strategically is a must.

Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing, and presentationskills.

Ability to provide documentation, detailed instructions, drawings,or specifications to illustrate the current state of the process aswell as a future state.

The ability to notice, interpret, and anticipate others concernsand feelings and to communicate with them.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and drawvalid conclusions. Must also be able to consider optimization andcost-effectiveness during the decision making process.

Attention to detail.

DIRECT REPORTS

None

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

Bachelor s degree is required, preferable in engineering or arelated technical field.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general procedures and/ordocuments in English.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questionsfrom internal and external customers whose first language isEnglish.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of thosethat must be met by an employee to successfully perform theessential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essentialfunctions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularlyrequired to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feelobjects, type and use mouse; reach with hands and arms; and talkand/or hear. The employee is required to sit for extended periodsof time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here arerepresentative of those an employee encounters while performing theessential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essentialfunctions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularlyworks in an open-air manufacturing environment and willperiodically be expected to lead meetings, conduct audits and haveconversations in the manufacturing plant. While performing theduties of this job in the manufacturing plant, the employeeregularly works near moving mechanical parts, in outside weatherconditions and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborneparticles.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

This position does not require travel on a regular basis.

Keywords: Trussway Manufacturing, Atlanta , Continuous Improvement Lead, Professions , Acworth, Georgia

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