The Sr. Finishing Specialist will provide the technical expertise and leadership to develop and implement new finish material systems and techniques for plant finishing operations. This individual will integrate new techniques and processes using the Masterbrand Production System (MPS) tools to identify and eliminate waste and process variation. They will network extensively with MBCI Design Studio and Product teams to ensure market needs are well-understood and translated into feasible production processes.
Execute projects that successfully implement new finishes to production while adhering to key finish metrics (Schedule Quality Cost and Productivity).
Establish document and implement standard procedures based on empirical results.
Educate and train site Finish Specialist(s) to successfully launch new techniques or processes to full-scale production.
Specify equipment tools and supplies required to produce techniques and finish processes.
Approve all finish and wood prep process changes and provide data-driven rationale for all changes.
Network with finishing specialists design specialists and product group to ensure alignment and timely project completion.
Provide technical education to manufacturing leadership and associates.
Communicate effectively; develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Customer focus; builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions
Action oriented; takes action on challenges identifies and seizes new opportunities with a can-do attitude
Collaboration; works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives
Cultivates innovation; introduces new creative ideas and ways of looking at problems while encouraging diverse thinking to nurture innovation
Manages ambiguity; deals comfortably with the uncertainty of change effectively dealing with risk and problems that do not have clear solutions or outcomes
Nimble learning; learns quickly taking on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks and learns from failures
Optimizes work processes; creates efficient workflow and seeks ways to improve processes
Resourcefulness; orchestrates multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish a goal
Education & Experience
5+ years of hands-on wood finish development in a high end production facility.
5+ years of incorporating special techniques and effects into finish systems.
Demonstrated success in getting concepts to market
Current Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification a plus.
10-30% travel required
Position reports to Bob Weaver Manager-Finishing Excellence
About MasterBrand Cabinets
Imagine a short commute to a company driven by a higher purpose. Where people are as important as our products, and the quality of life fuels the quality of ideas. Our culture is built around giving everyone the opportunity to contribute both their ideas and hard work. You will have the opportunity to grow, learn, and make a difference in the company and your community, and be recognized and rewarded for it. We build employee opportunity, purpose, and reward into everything we do.
Join our family of prominent brands across North America where we take ideas, build solutions, and fulfill dreams of a comfortable, inviting home.
In order to be considered for employment, you must complete an Application for Employment in its entirety. Only applications that are fully completed shall be considered by MasterBrand Cabinets.
You will be contacted for an interview if MasterBrand Cabinets believes you may be qualified for an open position(s). If you are made an offer of employment, the offer of employment will be contingent upon successfully completing a background check and a drug screen. In addition, prior to reporting to active employment, you will need to verify eligibility for employment in the United States.
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran status.
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