Operational Excellence Engineer I

Salary 87,000
Employment type Permanent

Job description

Job Title: Operational Excellence Engineer I
Location: Lakewood, NJ
Salary: $87,000
The Operational Excellence Engineer I will be responsible for driving business transformation through the implementation of Operational Excellence tools and culture.
• Define, implement, and refine continuous improvement initiatives as an internal coach and change agent
• Operate with a sense of urgency to provide tangible improvements in needed areas through lean / six sigma best practices
• Communicate effectively with numerous stakeholders to foster a sense of collaborative improvement
• Educate stakeholders at front line and supervisory levels in the tools and principles of Operational Excellence including, but not limited to 5S, Structured Problem Solving, Tiered Communications, SMED, Value Stream Mapping, OPEX Leadership, and Maintenance Excellence
• Function as a coordinator and facilitator for OPEX projects
• Develop detailed OPEX project plans for multidisciplinary teams in targeted areas across functions and groups
• Support OPEX events / general problem solving (including but not limited to Kaizen events, operator and supervisor coaching, training, tier system rollouts)
• Provide support for CAPAs (Corrective and Preventive Actions), investigations, and change controls if needed
• Identify areas for improvement in existing front-line operations and processes
• Provide coaching to shop floor employees and supervisors through Gemba Walks, 1:1 discussions, and group interactions
• Help maintain reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, reducing overall operating costs and increasing Quality
• Aid in training of operations and maintenance personnel
• Manage small and medium continuous improvement projects
• Effectively interact with other groups / functions including Quality, Engineering, and Validation
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field
Minimum one to three years of experience in a manufacturing environment
Experience with lean concepts and a desire to learn
Excellent communication, listening, collaboration, and influencing skills
Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (preferred)