*Senior Engineer - Lean Six Sigma

Senior Engineer - Lean Six Sigma
Job Description
Senior Engineer - Lean Six Sigma Leader
Beech Island, SC
Summary of Position
Lead the development, deployment, strategy and training of Lean Six Sigma tools across the manufacturing site. This role will provide technical leadership and subject matter expertise to drive and sustain process optimization and cost savings through the use of CI and Six Sigma tools.
The incumbent reports to the site Continuous Improvement and Capabilities Manager. The position is responsible for engaging team members across the manufacturing site to drive continuous improvement through focused problem solving of complex problems. Additional scope includes providing cost savings/optimization program development for the manufacturing site that proactively supports business strategies and teaching, coaching and mentoring other team members in Lean Six Sigma thinking and tools. Actively pursues and supports standard solutions across the site and within the KCNA Supply Chain.
Key Customers
Internal to Mill: Mill and Sector Management, Operations, Maintenance and Site Engineering Teams
Internal to Sector: KCNA Supply Chain Management, other LSS leaders across KCNA and the Global Supply Chain LSS team.
Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Support and Champion safety in your manufacturing site by driving educational and behavioral processes to a world class level, through the application of LSS thinking, processes and tools.
Support loss control throughout the organization by reinforcing safety systems that demonstrate safety as a value.
Fully comply with site and corporate loss management policies.
Manage yourself in accordance with the One K-C Behaviors and values.
Develop your knowledge and capabilities to be recognized as a subject matter expert in the areas of Lean thinking and Six Sigma processes and methodology and analysis.
Build capability across the site by teaching, training and coaching individuals and teams in the use of Lean Six Sigma to drive process improvements and best practices.
Support improvement initiatives towards process capability, precision maintenance work execution and minimizing Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
Provide technical expertise and Lean Six Sigma tools to align equipment, products, processes, materials, systems, and procedures to achieve business objectives.
Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Lead the continuous growth and application of Lean Six Sigma tools across the site
Conceive, develop, validate, and share ideas leading to new or improved processes and systems to realize objectives.
Provide leadership in the recognition, definition and resolution of problems/opportunities to meet realize objectives at optimum balance between operating and capital costs.
Identify and eliminate sources of Non-Value Added waste using both simple and complex problem solving tools and methodology.
Analyze expected improvements and routinely report project status or results to the management team using standardized metrics.
Coordinate cross-departmental projects to implement changes for improved performance.
When needed, perform analyses such as process and/or value stream mapping, root-cause, risk, and requirements data gathering.
Ensure projects/tasks meet objectives within applicable Corporate policies.
Place emphasis on CFI's and Internal Control.
Education, Experience and Qualifications
Position typically requires a bachelor's or advanced degree in engineering or relevant scientific discipline and 7 - 10 years of related experience.
Minimum 5 years' experience in a high-speed industrial manufacturing environment/plant experience.
Minimum 3 years' experience in a Lean and/or Six Sigma environment
The incumbent would typically have significant experience in several of the following: Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations, Lean Manufacturing, and Maintenance.
Incumbent would possess demonstrated ability to coach and mentor at all levels of the organization to influence and drive collaboration across teams and functions with minimal supervision.
Experience in a variety of mill and staff assignments is desired along with a familiarity with other related disciplines and business functions to enable a system-wide view.
Strong understanding of the value and application of Lean Six Sigma
Six Sigma Black Belt certification or the willingness to work towards the certification is desired
Demonstrated proficiency with Minitab and/or JMP to analyze data is highly desired
Working Conditions
Normal scheduled hours will vary based on the need to support a 24/7 Operation
Flexibility to travel up to 15% for benchmarking and best practice sharing across KCNA
Ability to work in a manufacturing environment
Indirect Reports: Mentoring of BCC Team going through Lean Six Sigma belt process.
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.
K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C's applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C's sole discretion.
This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.
Primary LocationUSA-SC-Beech Island
Additional Locations
Worker TypeEmployee
Worker Sub-TypeRegular
Time TypeFull time

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