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Company: Northwest Pipe Company
Location: CO - Denver CO
Posted: 10/11/2013
Salary: N/A

Denver Job Description

Title: Lean Leader

Department: Operations

Issued by: T Petersen

Reports to: Operations Manager

FLSA: Exempt

Job Summary: Manage and implement Lean initiatives, verify effectiveness and ensure sustainability through audits. Improve plant productivity and quality. Develop methods for data collection, evaluate data using statistical tools, determine plant production and quality shortfalls and develop and implement solutions to improve production processes and quality. Serve as Management Representative (MR) for facility ISO-9000 quality management system. Must embrace and support core values of integrity, mutual respect, excellence, teamwork and accountability.

Essential Functions:

Lead evaluation of production processes needing improvement and recommend solutions to management.

Work with management/supervision, Operations, QA, and Maintenance to develop best practices.

Implement best practices and train affected personnel in their application.

Drive process improvement through statistical analysis and Lean toolbox.

Optimize manufacturing processes to attain maximum safety, product quality, efficiency, and repeatability.

Train and mentor department subject matter experts in the application of the continuous improvement system.

Develop, collect and analyze lean manufacturing metrics.

Lead and guide continuous improvement initiatives within the plant.

Create project value measurement, develop timelines and track progress.

Manage and maintain corrective/preventative action program, see open items to completion.

Collect plant metrics, analyze data and recommend appropriate changes and courses of action.

Manage plant Standardized Work elements and plant job boards.

Champion ISO-9000 quality management system and lead internal/external audit program within the facility.

Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

Position is in a heavy manufacturing plant.

Ability to thrive in industrial environment (up to 50%).

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally.

Must wear PPE when in plant environment. Exposure to noise, heat, cold and equipment vibration.

Requires climbing, lifting, reaching, and grasping.

Education, Experience, Skills Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a technical discipline is desired.

Excellent communications, relationship-building, and facilitation skills.

Strong computer skills necessary. Advanced MS office skills and statistical software packages (Minitab etc.).

Thorough understanding of multiple business areas to include: Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, Safety and Quality Control.

CQE certification strongly preferred. ISO-9000 auditing experience preferred.

Minimum 7 years business operations, plant engineering or manufacturing experience to include 3-5 years of process improvement program proven success.

Understanding of welding concepts and liquid industrial coating applications.

Revised 8/2013 HR Manager

Revised 12/2011 HR Manager

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