Senior Operational Excellence Engineer

Matthews International Pittsburgh , PA 15201

Posted 2 months ago


We are currently seeking a Senior Operational Excellence Engineer that will be responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of projects and training efforts associated with the Lean/Continuous Improvement transformation and sustainment initiatives on a global basis across all segments and businesses of Matthews International. This role ensures a focus on safety, quality, and delivery to provide sustained operational improvements. The position is also instrumental in achieving targeted annualized cost goals and related cost reductions from lean, strategic sourcing, intelligent manufacturing, and capital strategy initiatives.


  • Coaching facility management on the implementation of lean initiatives and how to lead a culture change

  • Traveling globally (at times up to 50%+)

  • Partnering with work teams and leaders to drive targeted and sustainable improvements tied to strategy and corporate objectives

  • Leading further development and deployment of lean tools and frameworks for all business segments across Matthews International on a global basis

  • Developing value stream data to identify areas of waste within the office and manufacturing processes

  • Planning, directing, and coordinating activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished. Also, mentoring, coaching, training and developing teams

  • Safety, 5-s, and continuously improving

  • Leading Kaizen events


  • Operations

  • Leadership

  • Engineering

  • Cross-Functional Teams


  • Developing and executing value stream mapping

  • Overseeing the planning and analysis of workforce utilization, facility layout, and operational data such as production costs, process flow charts, and production schedules

  • Analyzing and planning workforce utilization, facility layout, and operational data to determine efficient utilization of workers and equipment

  • Ensures that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters

  • Collaborating with vendors to determine product specifications and arranges for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards

  • Plans utilization of facilities equipment, materials, and personnel to improve the efficiency of operations


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field

  • 5+ years progressive lean management experience required

  • Travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally up to 50%+

  • A high degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications

  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)

  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts

  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients

  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting


  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see

  • Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

  • Regularly/Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals

  • The noise level in the work environment may be high


  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential

At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft.

Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industriesSGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each daybecause when we're inspired, we can inspire others. We can make difference that goes beyond expectationsfor our clients, our community and our company.

Our dedication, drive and determination empower creativity and give us strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we workto demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit.

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

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