Regional Continuous Improvement Manager - Industrial Steel Fabrication/Manufacturing
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: POSITION: Regional Continuous Improvement Manager - Industrial Steel Manufacturing/Fabrication

REPORTS TO: General Manager of Manufacturing Facility

LOCATION: Tuscaloosa, AL


A global leader in the manufacture of mechanized poles, towers and structures for lighting, traffic, utility and communications has an immediate opening for a Regional Continuous Improvement Manager at its manufacturing facility near Tuscaloosa, AL. Reporting to the General Manager of this facility, the Regional Continuous Improvement Manager will determine the most effective ways to use the basic factors of production—people, machines, materials, information, and energy—to manufacture the company’s products in the most efficient/cost-saving manner. The Regional Continuous Improvement Manager’s primary areas of focus are as follows: to increase productivity through the management of people, methods of business organization, and technology; to solve organizational, production, and related problems efficiently by carefully studying product requirements and using mathematical methods to meet those requirements; and to design improved manufacturing and information systems. The Continuous Improvement Manager will employ Lean Manufacturing tools and strategies to help increase plant capacity, improve product quality, and improve process safety.

Spending at least 50 percent of his/her time on the shop floor observing and documenting work flow, processes and procedures.
· Investigating and recommending technology and/or process changes to facilitate cost savings and continuous capacity improvement.
· Assisting in the assessment of capital purchases.
· Aggressively managing capital projects to ensure their on-time completion within budget.
· Troubleshooting equipment and quality issues on the shop floor.
· Working with operators to identify opportunities for improvements.
· Training employees and implementing continuous improvement activities consistent with the company’s initiatives.
· Optimizing work station layout and ergonomics.
· Working closely with safety personnel to drive safety awareness and safe performance.
· Monitoring production to ensure products meet company standards and working closely quality assurance personnel to implement corrective actions, as necessary.
BS in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, with hands-on experience in a metal fabricating/manufacturing environment.
· Six Sigma Green Belt; Black Belt certification preferred.
· Demonstrated leadership capability.
· Prior supervisory experience.
· Working knowledge of coil processing, forming, drilling/punching, ERW welding and arc welding.
· Training and implementation background in Lean Manufacturing principles including Kanban, 5S.
· Knowledge of typical quality systems.
· Strong work ethic; ability to work overtime and weekends as necessary.
· Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and AutoCAD; familiarity with MRP/ERP systems.

Salary of $80,000, plus 10-percent performance bonus and full benefit package. Relocation allowance, as appropriate.