Senior Engineer - Lean Six Sigma

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. Scope 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 Safety: 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. People: 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. Quality:  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. Delivery: 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. Cost: 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 787376
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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