Lead Process Engineer
Elkay Manufacturing Company - Broadview, IL

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At Elkay, we pride ourselves in our exceptional employees, our valued customers, our high quality products, and our commitment to being in business forever through continued process improvement and innovation. As a financially stable, privately-owned company, ethics, values, integrity and trust remain the driving force in our culture.

It’s Elkay’s people who really give us our edge. Our employees’ commitment to delivering ever-higher levels of excellence drives our reputation for quality and integrity. It also fueled our growth from a three-person shop in 1920 to one of today’s leading international manufacturers of plumbing, water dispensing, and cabinetry products. For a career filled with challenges, growth and rewards, talk to us about joining the Elkay family.

We are seeking a talented Lead Process Engineer, who will report to our Director of Quality Services. The position will be located in Broadview, IL, and will also require frequent travel to our other plant locations.

The talented individual we hire will provide guidance and expertise to requests for operational problem resolution and efficiency upgrades. He/she will provide technical leadership and direction to Plant Managers and their teams to assure application of sound process engineering-related practices in a cost effective manner. The select candidate will facilitate enhancements to manufacturing effectiveness and efficiency, process reliability and product quality. Will provide teaching and training to plant personnel.

The successful candidate will provide counsel to both our wood and steel plants. Provide formal leadership/direction to team members. Develop plans to ensure timely and effective completion of projects within overall plan and budget. Coordinate projects. Recommend and facilitate changes in standard practices and review and analyze results. Review and report on status/progress periodically with management. Lead continuous improvement efforts to improve overall operational performance, and foster LEAN culture throughout the operation.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required.

10+ years’ process engineering experience required.

Manufacturing supervisory experience preferred.

Lean and/or Six Sigma Certification preferred. ASQ preferred.

Formal training and 'hands-on experience' with LEAN and other continuous improvement theory and techniques (e.g., LEAN Manufacturing, Toyota Production System, Value Stream Mapping, Theory of Constraints, Six Sigma, 5S, Kaizen, and TPM) required.

Demonstrated knowledge in the use of QMS (e.g., ISO-9001) and Product Standards (e.g., UL/CSA/IAPMO) preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Process Control Methods – particularly Process FMEA’s and Control Plans.

Demonstrated knowledge of Certified Quality Engineering Basics.

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Elkay is an industry-leading manufacturer of custom and semi-custom cabinetry, sinks, faucets, water coolers and commercial kitchens. We are...