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Continuous Improvement Manager

City:  Schuylkill Haven
Country:  US
Description: 

Are you a highly motivated individual with a passion for innovation?

Are you seeking a role that will continue to challenge you in a company committed to championing your growth?

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Spanning 50 countries, 112 plants, 25 research and development centers, and employing over 30,000 associates, we have a strategic footprint that allows us to service emerging markets and communities across the globe with ease. Prysmian Group is presently on a full integration path with General Cable. This growth is only the beginning. We are presently looking for top talent to join our team during this exciting time.

 

WE’RE LINKING THE WORLD WITH THE FUTURE OF CABLE TECHNOLOGY

 

Overview:

The Continuous Improvement Engineer position will assist in plant operations contributing towards improving manufacturing efficiencies by utilizing continuous improvement techniques.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Will be responsible for managing and leading continuous improvement projects, as well as mentoring and coaching green belts.

2. Apply Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools and methodology in the implementation of manufacturing excellence initiatives.

3. Manage a portfolio of lean projects directed at reducing waste and improving quality to provide greater valve; implements such tools as: 5S, KPI, SMED, VSM, and Kaizen.

4. Train and lead cross-functional continuous improvement teams; focusing on measurable quality, service and cost improvements; mentor green belts.

5. Implements a formal six sigma program that focuses on reducing process and product variation. Implements such tools as: SPC, Process Capability, Pareto analysis, Fishbone, SMED, DOE.

6. Trains, coaches and motivates personnel in the understanding and adoption of new principles and techniques.

7. Drives the standardization of processes and the implementation of metrics and best practices.

 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

SAP knowledge a plus

 

Qualifications:

Required:

1. BS Degree in Engineering

2. Six Sigma Black Belt certification and strong LEAN Manufacturing expertise.

3. 5-10 years of experience in manufacturing operation

4. Proven track record in leading high-performance teams and attaining results; able to quantify results

5. Proficient computer skill including M/S Office and Project Management

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

This job operates in an office and manufacturing environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to grasp small items, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

 

Prysmian Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Prysmian will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.

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