Continuous Improvement Leader

Lydall Corporation North Augusta , SC 29841

Posted 2 months ago

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a change agent for leading and managing continuous improvement processes while promoting a culture of accountability.

  • Strategically develops improvement priorities, using a Kaizen event map, and drives Kaizen events to implement the identified improvement activities such as pull systems, standard work, SMED, etc.

  • Works collaboratively to drive continuous improvement and cost savings through application of Lean Manufacturing techniques such as 5S, Gemba, SMED, Value Stream Analysis, Kanban, Line balancing, TPM in addition to facilitating Kaizen events.

  • Works closely with the regional senior leadership to identify improvement projects and provide technical assistance as needed.

  • Engages, and works collaboratively, with the manufacturing team in continuous improvement processes to ensure all capital projects are identified, prioritized and implemented in a timely and effective manner.

  • Develops Tactical Plan with plant's process engineering, continuous improvement and maintenance functions to support the Industrial Filtration Group's Strategic Plan as outlined by the senior management team.

  • Incorporate root cause analysis on various quality/engineering issues and verify that permanent corrective actions are implemented.

  • Conducts studies on engineering proposals; assures initiatives are completed to meet safety, quality and cost goals.

  • Performs on-going audits to insure best practice implementation, and to identify opportunities for improvement

  • Promotes safety through active participation and support of company policies and procedures, in addition to initiating corrective action for recognized unsafe conditions or hazards.

  • Track weekly and/or monthly global Continuous Improvement and operations KPI and QOS metrics. Update monthly the OEE, A3, PDCA, Capital, Safety, capacity dashboards

Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required for Consideration as a Candidate:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • 2-5 years minimum progressive experience implementing Lean practices (LSS) including working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma-Based continuous improvement methods

  • Computer literate. Microsoft Office proficiency required. Proficient with Excel, Visual basic and PowerPoint.

  • Knowledge of multiple reliability equipment methods (i.e. TPM, FMEA, MTBF, MTBR, Design of Experiment, Fish Bone Analysis, 8D, etc.)

  • Strong written, verbal, analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to deliver presentations and lead team kaizen events.

  • Ability to organize, manage and control workflow; ability to meet deadlines

  • Ability to develop cohesive presentations.

  • Knowledge of safety principles (OSHA standards)

  • Project Management training

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification

  • Knowledge of Visio & MS Project.

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