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Continuous Improvement Supervisor (GPS)

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Date: Feb 20, 2018

Location: Schofield, WI, US, 54476

Company: Greenheck Group

General Summary:

Provide leadership, innovation, motivation, and technical support throughout all manufacturing operations to achieve corporate financial goals by assuring continuous improvement through the implementation of lean manufacturing techniques.  Facilitate the improvement of overall manufacturing operations efficiency with business unit personnel, supervisors, and managers, utilizing the principles and tools associated with lean manufacturing.  Direct supervision of manufacturing engineers on the GPS Core Team.   Position reports directly to the GPS Manager.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Production Supervisors and CI Leaders to ensure their development in continuous improvement activities.
  • Work closely with Plant Managers to coordinate and perform Lean operational assessments; provide recommendations and support for Lean initiatives.
  • Provide direct leadership and support for 5S+1.
  • Support Daily Management, answer questions, and assist with shop floor opportunities.
  • Support and develop “best practices” and make sure they are consistently applied throughout the organization.
  • Lead and facilitate Pit stop events and Pit Stop Report Outs.
  • Instruct and develop training initiatives to support manufacturing; including remote facilities.  (Some travel is required.)
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership for manufacturing process improvements and equipment.
  • Identify and implement improvements to material utilization, plant layouts and machinery efficiency.
  • Mentor/Coach certified and potential GPS Champions.
  • Apply and communicate Lean principles to optimize quality, productivity, on-time delivery, and operational efficiencies resulting in improved customer satisfaction.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to direct reports.

Job Qualifications:

Work requires a professional level of knowledge in a specialized field, which is equivalent to that which would be acquired by completing a regular four-year college program.  Or an Associate’s degree with equivalent work experience.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of lean manufacturing
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions.
  • Strong process orientation: Detail oriented, logical and methodological approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to deal with complex problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; the ability to work with minimal supervision while performing duties and take direction from more than one individual.
  • Proficient with core Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with SAP preferred.

Minimum 2-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred, preferably production operations supervision.

Special Notation

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people in this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.


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