Reference : USA00878

World Class Manufacturing Engineer

  • Technical Production
  • United States QUAKERTOWN
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 01/14/2022

Position description

POSITION SUMMARY (What are the end results or objectives of this position and who benefits?)

Utilizing WCM principles and practices, the Siding World Class Manufacturing Engineer assists in driving the overall education and deployment of World Class Manufacturing to US plants as well as delivering Cost Reductions for the Facility. The position will lead focused improvement projects (cost savings focus, process improvement or basic training) under the guidance of the Siding Products Group WCM Manager. The position assists in ensuring rapid pace of implementation without compromising the quality of WCM standards. This is a key developmental position in succession planning for small plant department managers within the organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES (What functions and responsibilities does this position perform to achieve the above summary?)

Safety & Environment:

  • Is knowledgeable of and performs all work in accordance with CT health & safety rules and practices.
  • Continually drives safe behavior by performing SMAT’s, TASK audits and risk assessment when on site.
  • Complies with environmental standards performing EMATs as needed.WCM Leadership
  • With direction from the Siding Products Group WCM Manager, provides demonstrable leadership of the WCM program in our US plants to ensure WCM is implemented at a rapid pace without compromising the quality of WCM Standards through:
    • Lead and/or participate in multi-plant continuous improvement projects aligned with the overall strategic direction of the North American WCM program
    • Train small groups on the WCM philosophy and tools
    • Develop process control strategies and standards to improve operational efficiency
    • Assist plants in the identification and prioritization of cost deployment projects, to assure each plant has a healthy project pipeline
    • As a WCM Subject Matter Expert and Business Partner, provide training, support and direction to plant management teams as appropriate to help them identify, analyze, and solve operational problems
    • Track Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) relative to the WCM program across the region and report cumulative progress to the local Management Team and Senior Leadership

      Cost Reduction Pillar Team Member

      • As part of the Cost Reduction Pillar team ensure:
        • Shares ownership with Plant manager to deliver budgeted Cost Savings and identified Cost Reduction Project Pipeline
        • Help identify the trends and optimize the cost savings
        • Drive the continuous improvement effort forward at the local level by reinforcing with all plant personnel the importance of using Root Cause Analysis to make decisions based on validated data
        • Assist or lead processes to assure repeatable and accurate OEE data, including the multiple systems that collect this data (Mii, Qlikview, Access databases, Ignition, etc.)

          People Development

          • Assists other WCM Managers in the development and delivery of an efficient and effective WCM Program and tools training. Also leads the Deployment and training for their home facility in the following areas:
              • Foundational Systems

          Safety & Environment

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Introduction to World Class Manufacturing including:

      • General Philosophy Basic Tools
      • Risk Identification and assessment

Focused Improvement

      • Quick Kaizen
      • A3
      • Major & Standard Kaizen
      • DMAIC (Six Sigma)

Preventative Maintenance

      • Steps 1 – 3
      • Steps 4/5

Quality & Process Control

      • Identification and Control of Critical Process Input Variables

Autonomous Maintenance

      • AM Steps 1 – 3
      • AM Step 4 & 5
      • Basic Tools
      • Foundational Systems

Safety & Environment

      • Risk Identification and assessment

Focused Improvement

      • Quick Kaizen
      • A3
      • Major & Standard Kaizen
      • DMAIC (Six Sigma)

Preventative Maintenance

      • Steps 1 – 3
      • Steps 4/5

Quality & Process Control

      • Identification and Control of Critical Process Input Variables

Autonomous Maintenance

      • AM Steps 1 – 3

        OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

        • Support Must-Win-Battle projects for individual plants
        • Support implementation of MES systems to assure foundational metrics and associated data are implemented with efficiency and effectiveness in mind
        • Work as necessary with HR to link training activities to individual development plans.

        MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

        Bachelor of Engineering / science plus 5-10 years manufacturing & Continuous Improvement experience

        • Good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), strong team player
        • Proven application of Lean Six Sigma tools with Lean 6-Sigma Green Belt
        • Strong Facilitation skills
        • Problem solving skills
        • Basic Process Knowledge
        • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
        • Manufacturing process understanding
        • Open and responsive to ongoing coaching and training

         

        • Internal candidates need to demonstrate successful completion of WCM training as well as ongoing use of Lean Six Sigma tools within their current role

Additional Requirements

PREFERRED OR DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Clear demonstration of leading continuous improvement teams

WORKING CONDITIONS

Position requires extensive travel (at least 25% and up to 50% of the time) to CertainTeed Siding manufacturing facilities throughout United States and to HQ. Time will be spent on the manufacturing floor as well as office environments.

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