This is a prime opportunity for a strong manufacturing leader with proven success implementing Lean methodologies to take ownership of a key role at a plant that has been chosen as a model site for Lean manufacturing. You will:
- Enjoy and interesting mix of challenge and opportunity as you highlight your skill and talent and build best-in-class Lean processes.
- Have wide visibility through exposure to Corporate and the opportunity to teach Lean principles and best practices to other sites.
- Make your mark through the leadership and development of a strong team of direct reports who will support your efforts.
- Have the freedom to make suggestions and the autonomy to get things done. Rather than maintain the status quo, we’re looking for Lean Leader who will move the needle.
- Support one of our largest product lines -- industrial mixers -- and leading brands like Lightnin, APV, Plenty and others.
- Enjoy a collaborative and upbeat culture. People enjoy working at SPX Flow as demonstrated by the high number of long-tenured employees.
- Earn a competitive salary, potential bonus and comprehensive benefits.
Additionally, at SPX Flow, we offer a welcoming atmosphere and opportunities to learn and expand your skills. We value and appreciate our employees and applaud their contributions. Success in this role could set you up to take on additional responsibilities and/or pursue advancement opportunities in our global organization. Relocation assistance may be available for the ideal candidate.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Site Leader, as Lean Leader, you will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing the Strategic Plan for Lean Manufacturing Processes throughout all manufacturing processes from order entry through the shipment of product to the customer. Additionally, you will lead and develop a team of approximately seven direct reports.
As part of your principal duties, you will:
- Develop and continuously refine the Annual Lean Manufacturing Implementation Plan, based on approved strategic plan, throughout all processes.
- Initiate and maintain an effective 5S program, owning and leveraging it as the foundation program for all lean improvement activities.
- Execute and facilitate the Value Stream Mapping process for all lean initiatives from customer service through shipping of product.
- Utilize DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control), Flow, Pull, Standard Work, Error Proofing, Set-Up Reduction and TPM methods to close business performance gaps.
- Assist Operations Management through measuring and monitoring production activities, data analysis, trend identification and the establishment of projects that drive continuous improvement.
- Measure and document progress towards meeting objectives related to Lean processes and programs.
- Create and distribute timely status reports that update management regarding Lean initiatives and status using key metrics for lean deployment.
- Provide needed oversight and deploy training in the areas of Lean Enterprise Philosophy, tools, techniques and continuous improvement practices.
- Identify cost reduction opportunities and long-term improvement opportunities.
- Manage all assigned projects such that completion is accomplished on-time, within budget and with agreed to objectives of the project fully being met.
- Participate in strategic and annual planning processes.
- Build strong and positive relationships with all areas of the company by working to include them in the improvement activities, making sure their needs and requirements are carefully considered.
- Propose, plan for and manage Kaizen events and Kan Ban opportunities, as well as other improvement activities which are aimed at removing non-value-added activities to reduce costs, improve delivery and build customer satisfaction.
- Travel up to 25% for training and events.
In performing your supervisory/management responsibilities, you will:
- Build a cohesive and collaborative team environment that facilitates the completion of team goals
- Manage, mentor and guide others in accomplishing work objectives; provide feedback and instruction to team members in a way that supports their professional development and ownership of their individual responsibilities
- Actively identify and create learning opportunities
- Ensure the customer perspective is the driving force behind business decisions and activities
Typical hours for this role are Monday-Friday from 7 AM to 5PM, with occasional extended and weekend hours.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Strong computer skills including knowledge and experience with:
- Manufacturing software.
- Project management software.
- MS Office applications, including Excel and Word.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- A creative mindset
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in Engineering; Six Sigma certification desired
- 5+ years of experience in manufacturing leadership / supervision
- At least 5 years of experience in leading and implementing Lean methodologies
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Actively participate in Kaizen and 5S events on the production floor and physical requirements of such.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, can be loud when certain tools or equipment are being used. This position will spend the majority of the time on the production floor exposed to the above elements.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SPX FLOW VALUES
SPX Flow employees are expected to behave in accordance with our company values:
- Think all customer, all the time
- Embrace teamwork with no borders
- Be obsessed with being the best
- Own your actions
- Ask the hard questions
- Do the right thing, always!
- Appreciate the moment
Quality encompasses all aspects of SPX’s business, and every employee shares the responsibility to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformity relating to product, process and the quality system. All employees have an obligation to identify and record any such nonconformity, and through designed channels, initiate and recommend solutions.