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Continuous Improvement Leader

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Engineering

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Location

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

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Salary

$100,000 - $120,000

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53800

We are looking for a Continuous Improvement Leader to join our team!

Who we are: We are the world’s largest producer of frost-free evaporator coils and a top global supplier of aluminum heat transfer tubing and components to the appliance, HVAC, and automotive air conditioning industries.

What we provide: A strong, collaborative team culture. A safe and progressive work environment.

What drives us: The philosophy that our people are our most important asset. We believe that hiring great people and giving them the opportunity and freedom to be creative, will make great things happen. Our best designs and most impactful innovations are developed in an environment where no idea is too far-fetched, no effort is wasted, and no vision is too far off. The outcome from this approach has propelled us to the forefront of ingenuity for all the sectors we serve.

Our Core Values:

Integrity: We do the right thing and tell the whole story, even when it’s dif?cult. Quality: We deliver superior results by collaborating and bringing the right resources together. Accountability: We’re accountable to each other and to our customers to deliver on what we promise. Community: We support each other, including our families and our communities. Safety: We ensure the safety of our people and the environment. Innovation: We’re built on a culture of innovation, constantly challenging ourselves to be better. Initiative: We act with sense of urgency when implementing our great ideas.

What the position entails:

The CI Leader is responsible for institutionalizing a culture of Continuous Improvement across the facility with focus on applying the concepts of Lean, Six Sigma, & Disciplined Problem Solving. The person in this role will create competitive advantage by standardizing methods in all processes and then driving improvement in those processes through elimination of waste and improving capability. And be the leader for creating an army of problem solvers & change agents across the facility & ultimately the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Continuous Improvement culture and activity of the entire facility.
  • Create an environment where ALL employees want to participate in driving improvement.
  • Establish a future state vision for the site and leads us in that journey.
  • Apply Lean, Six Sigma and problem solving to both the manufacturing and administrative environments.
  • Lead the site to implement improvements in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Performance, Cost, and Culture.
  • Drive Kaizen activities for the site. Including preparation, follow-up, and development of future Kaizen leaders.
  • Manage all improvements happening at the site. (identification, reviews, tracking, impact, completion)
  • Coordinate Continuous Improvement training for all the plant (i.e. 8 Waste, VSM, 5S+Safety, Problem Solving, etc).
  • Identify and conduct key training needed to move the CI culture forward.
  • Manage the plant Value Stream Maps and use them to drive future improvement activities across the plant.
  • Work with suppliers & customers as identified on improvements in the extended value stream. (VA/VE)
  • Work as a team across all plant departments (Maint, EHS, Engineering, Materials, etc.) to drive improvement.
  • Mentor & coach project leaders in proper use and application of Lean, Six Sigma, & problem solving concepts.
  • Ensure the site will deliver the targeted improvements & impact annually.
  • Ensure improvements are aligned with the strategic direction for the organization and the site.
  • Be a pillar for safety by driving improvement and sustainment of 5S+Safety for the site.
  • Take personal ownership for their own safety and the Safety of others.
  • Promote & support the identification & implementation of improvements in Sustainability.
  • The activities listed are essential, but not limiting. Other responsibilities as required.

Teamwork:

  • Interacts with individuals with different backgrounds and cultures and is available on off-shifts as needed.
  • Must be able to multi-task with other duties and projects.
  • Actively follows and manages to our Process Based Leadership, Code of Conduct and our 5S+Safety Program.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% to support all locations (MI, KY, & Mexico) and customers / suppliers as needed.

What a candidate must have to be qualified for the role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt and/or Lean Certification preferred
  • 3+ years experience in a manufacturing environment with hands on implementation of Lean, Six Sigma, and Problem Solving tools
  • Strong teamwork to engage and motivate all employees
  • Analytical ability to assess and resolve technical problems
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Proven experience in leading teams and getting results through others
  • Ability to travel domestically & internationally to support all sites, customers, & suppliers

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