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Operational Excellence Specialist

Company: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Location: Hauppauge
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe OpEx Specialist role in our Hauppauge -location isn't just a job - it's a career opportunity with a great company. We want to lean into your expertise to help us get better and you will get to lead, every single day.This role is perfect for the individual who approaches their work in a professional manner and who loves to lead a dynamic team. If that sounds like you, come join this industry leader!The OpEx Specialist is responsible for overseeing Continuous Improvement and Process Improvement activities to drive operational excellence. -Reports to the General Manager with dotted line reporting to the Director of Operational Excellence.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesImplement and manage OBE Operational Excellence system to support and drive efforts within the leadership team and with employee-based process teams to achieve zero harm, improve quality, reduce waste, and maximize process performance.

  • Develop factory OpEx roll out strategy, initiatives, activities, coaching and training
  • Identify areas of process improvement and execute specific OpEx production projects
  • Implement improved quality processes and change by conducting workshops and improvement projects utilizing OpEx toolbox and methods
  • Develop control plans and facilitate training to ensure proper execution & recording of quality testing
  • Validate results to assure compliance with industry standards and/or specific project requirements
  • Lead site planning process to maximize floor space, minimize lead time, and optimize flow
  • Drive operational excellence principles such as constraint management, one-piece flow production, pull systems, workplace organization and setup reduction
  • Initiate, communicate and manage investigations into process issues and quality (internal & external) issues to identify root causes, develop corrective actions, and implement solutions
  • Seek best practices from other OBE locations and external sources, as well as document and share local best practices to help accelerate implementation throughout the organization
  • Monitor, track and report implementation plans and progress in pursuit of projects and KPI's
  • Ensure constant application of company procedures and policiesPreferred QualificationsBachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration or a related field from a four-year college or university; plus, relevant experience within a manufacturing environment or Associates degree plus experience working in a manufacturing environment.
    • Experience working in a lean environment and leading lean activities is required
    • Previous lean manufacturing experience leading a plant lean transformation is desiredSkills and Capabilities
      • Practical experience leading kaizen events and teaching and coaching and implementing operational excellence tools
      • High degree of technical aptitude with a demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes and logistics flows
      • Previous experience developing and implementing quality systems, including but not limited to tools such as PFMEA, control plans, standardized work and layer audits is required
      • Ability to influence-decision makers in the organization
      • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced and changing work environment
      • Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated ability to teach, coach and persuade
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, in addition to interpersonal, teamwork skills
      • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak and communicate effectively with various audiences at the site level. Capacity to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors and managers at the site level
      • Previous experience managing large projects and teams within budgetary and time constraints as well as minimum supervision
      • Strong personal computer skills, to include but not limited to: -Microsoft Office software applications
      • Regular and predictable attendance, and adherence to all safety policies and procedures
      • Working onsite will be required
      • Occasional travel to domestic sites

Keywords: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Westport , Operational Excellence Specialist, Other , Hauppauge, Connecticut

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