Our employees are the foundation of the company's success. Here is what it takes to make the cut: a commitment to continuous learning and quality, a focus on the customer, flexibility and good relationships with others.
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:
Plans, directs, and coordinates Blount Kansas City’s manufacturing departments and operations.
A member of the Global Continuous Improvement Team and will be responsible for leading Kaizen and other Process Improvement initiatives in support of strategic goals, using Continuous Improvement and Lean principles to drive improvement across all functional areas at Blount Kansas City. In addition, this position will be responsible driving and sustaining change, training individuals at all levels, communicating, analyzing, identifying and transferring best practices regarding continuous improvement.
Other major job responsibilities to include:
Developing, maintaining and recommending manufacturing standards
Oversight of Blade Manufacturing Operations
Leadership and Development
Ensuring legal compliance
Continuous Improvement Execution
Acting as internal consultant regarding Continuous Improvement
Bachelor’s degree, preferred with emphasis in business, engineering or equivalent, applicable work experience.
Minimum of five or more years executing engineering project management; managing and developing direct reports, proven track record in process improvement and Lean Tools Applications; Six Sigma Practitioner, Black Belt preferred.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Expert knowledge of manufacturing industry, especially in Lean and Continuous Improvement theory and application.
Demonstrated success in bringing about changes in an organization via consensus building and influencing all levels of an organization.
Strong communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills; credible with internal stakeholders and external audiences; comfortable meeting with/presenting to executives and senior management.
Must be available to work as position requires; majority of time will be spent on day shift