Process Improvement/Lean Manufacturing Manager
Worthington Industries - Aberdeen, MD

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Under the general direction of the WAVE Director of Manufacturing Support, this position will be responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing systems of continuous improvement throughout WAVE that add value to the organization.

General Responsibilities:

Demonstrates leadership to promote a safe working environment for all employees. Supports the company 8-Step Safety Process.
Utilizing 6 Sigma/Lean techniques, evaluate current manufacturing operations and utilize facility associates in order to identify and implement process improvement and cost reduction projects.
Develop and implement process controls with the goal of streamlining operations, improving quality and throughput while reducing internal and external waste.
Utilizes appropriate techniques and metrics to evaluate process capabilities, define necessary improvements, and monitor results.
Foster a culture of moving forward in a change environment and continuously assuring by-in and ownership at all levels.
Lead teams of plant associates and managers in order to drive value added improvements (cost savings) in the facilities.
Manage projects through the research, planning and implementation stages.
Supports and drives the concepts and techniques of Lean Manufacturing.
Link Lean activities to the business objectives and develop transformation plans in collaboration with function/site leadership teams.
Provide support and education in Lean application and development to all levels of the organization.
Drive standardization of mechanical and electrical practices and procedures throughout organization.
Implement and monitor quality improvement procedures and practices.


Process capability identified, tracked, and improved
Standardization of maintenance and electrical programs and processes
Product quality improvements as measured by internal reject rates, customer rejects as a percent of sales and out of specification data
Meet or exceed project goals and financials.
Project manager skills adherence to schedule, costs, and performance while managing group dynamics

Masters degree preferred - minimum of bachelor degree in Engineering or Operations Management.
Minimum 5 to 7 years experience in field manufacturing.
International experience a plus.
Strong change management skills and experiences.
Roll forming and power press manufacturing experience is a positive.
Must have strong field experience in Process Management,
Significant travel including international travel is required.
LEAN Manufacturing experience is required.
Green Belt 6-Sigma (Black Belt preferred) is required.
Must have good written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills with the ability to drive multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to lead, manage and communicate with all levels of operation.
Exhibit solid technical understanding in the following engineer disciplines: Research and development, process engineering, quality engineering and product

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