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Operational Excellence Engineer

bw_wordkay_placeSeneca - South Carolina - USA

bw_wordkay_timeJun 25, 2020

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


Position Summary

The position will work collaboratively with employees and the management team to implement operational improvements that focus on improving quality, productivity, labor, and cost saving efficiencies.  He/she ensures that initiatives are being developed and implemented consistently across the site for continually improving key performance indicators. He/she shall be a change agent, never satisfied with the status quo.  Initiates action, overcomes obstacles, makes progress and drives a process or project from start to finish as an individual or within a team to achieve acceptable results.  Works with aggressiveness, tenacity, persistence, and intelligent forcefulness.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the ability to be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Standard Duties:  

  • Consult with all departments to improve Operational Excellence and ensure implementation and sustainability.
  • Identify, initiate, and lead changeover, cycle time, and line balancing projects.
  • Direct and implement activities for continuous improvement.
  • Act as a champion and change agent for driving positive culture change and improving operational efficiencies while deploying new techniques and tactics. Analyze work force utilization, facility layout, and operational data such as production costs, process flow charts, and production schedules, to determine efficient utilization of workers and equipment.
  • Recommend methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing work flow, relocating work stations and equipment, and purchase of equipment.
  • Design of packaging, racks, and material presentation to optimize production.

Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time.

Additional Information:

  • Travel is occasionally required, up to 10% of the time.

Safety and Physical Requirements:

  • All employees are responsible for knowing, understanding and complying with the safety policies and procedures.
  • Wear PPE when appropriate in designated campus areas.

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Drive for Results
  • Informing
  • Motivating Others
  • Conflict Management
  • Ethics and Values

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably Engineering centric
  • Five years + continuous improvement experience
  • Certified Black Belt preferred
  • Product Flow, Lean Transformations, Manufacturing and/or process engineering experience in a production environment preferred
  • Ability to instruct others in Flow and Lean principles
  • SAP experience
  • Ability to generate clear, concise work instructions and troubleshoots issues impacting productivity.

Equipment needed

  • Cell phone
  • Laptop
  • Visio (application)


EEO Statement

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