Continuous Improvement Manager

MAC Incorporated

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Continuous Improvement Manager Mount Olive, North Carolina
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Large manufacturing company in Mt. Olive NC is looking for a strong Continuous Improvement Manager.

Looking for someone that is strong with process improvements, implantations, driving change, reducing waste, increasing the efficiencies, etc. 

SALARY: $100K-$120K

PTO: 2-3 Weeks

Company is seeking qualified candidates for a Process Improvement Engineer. The ideal candidate should be able to come up with plans fast and modify these plans quickly, adapting to changing conditions. This role reports into the VP of Manufacturing and works alongside our executive leadership team, directors, managers, supervisors and production staff.
Job Summary:
Applies engineering skills and lean techniques to generate continuous improvements in manufacturing in the areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Functions

  • Apply process improvement principles, methodologies, and techniques; prepare and conduct process improvement initiatives aimed at improving manufacturing processes, reducing losses, and reducing costs.
  • Use six-sigma and Design of Experiment techniques to study manufacturing processes to identify losses and develop plans to reduce losses. Develop and maintain a factory value stream map. Develop model for following up on projects to monitor progress of improvement initiatives to assure timely action, appropriate management support and achievement of expected benefits. Track and report savings resulting from improvements.
  • Champion a culture of Lean through the use of tools and data driven decision. Daily interaction with employees, maintenance and leadership team in understanding plant focus and barriers to performance.
  • Reviews current state of manufacturing, researches and proposes improvements to the manufacturing process, provides ROI/IRR cost justification on proposed improvements, manages implementation of improvements and conducts reviews of completed improvements.
  • Develop and execute process improvement projects and other capital and non-capital projects as directed. Define and document issues, project objectives, strategies, deliverables and risk/mitigations to ensure project success.
  • Lead and Develop Training Program for Operators, Operator/Mechanics, and Maintenance Technicians. Review training documentation, evaluate personnel, develop training plans for personnel, coordinate refresher training, execute and facilitate technical and operations training, and maintain training records.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize work assignments and complete them accurately and on-time, while adapting to changing priorities, dealing with ambiguity and navigating high-urgency environments.
  • Communicate (verbally and in writing) with all members of the team on a consistent basis.
  • Elimination of reoccurring downtime through engineering changes and improvements.
  • Directs implementation of process changes and installation of any new equipment.
  • Reviews new and modified specifications for proper content, and controls timely introduction of same into the manufacturing system. Review, update, and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Assists management in determining best utilization of equipment, facilities, material flow and personnel.
  • Assists production and maintenance with troubleshooting and root cause analysis on issues affecting production. Works with maintenance and CMMS to implement improvements.
  • Collaborates with Quality Control and manufacturing personnel to ensure that process and equipment produce a product that meets or exceeds Quality Control and Engineering standards.
  • Identifies and documents best practices. Cascades best practices throughout the organization.
  • Maintains appropriate computerized and paper files on pertinent information.

Other Duties

  • Coordinates with other departments to assure cooperation and timely completion of projects. Communicates and cooperates with other members of management to maintain productive and harmonious working relationships.
  • Occasionally drives own or company vehicle in performance of some job duties.
  • Participates in training, employee meetings, committees, project teams, etc. as appropriate.
  • Receives written and verbal instructions on the above job tasks and performs other duties as directed by Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requires 4 year technical degree. 5+ years Lean Manufacturing experience; green belt or black belt a plus.
Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft business software. 7+ years of experience in high volume process based manufacturing, food experience a plus.
Must have demonstrated success in managing projects.
Well-honed interpersonal skills with strong team working ability required. Ability to teach manufacturing and technical concepts.
Must speak, read and write in English; ability to speak, read and write Spanish a plus.


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