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Continuous Improvement Director

Company: TARCG - The Aviation Recruitment & Consulting Grou
Location: Mobile
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title: Continuous Improvement Director
Location: Mobile, AL
Position: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: Competitive Pay

Our client is a global leader in General Aviation with significant operations on three continents, a global supply chain, highly experienced teams, and outstanding MRO capabilities.

Currently recruiting for a Continuous Improvement Director to join the team in Mobile, AL


The position is responsible for leading Process Improvement and Continuous Improvement efforts at the site. Work with the plant management team to ensure that manufacturing practices necessary to deliver products and services to the marketplace are performed safely, effectively, efficiently, on-time, to specification and within quality parameters, and in a cost-effective manner. Leads the performance of analyses and audits on processes in order to make a recommendation on items, such as equipment design, safety, quality, cost, waste reduction, process reliability, efficiency, and energy reductions. This role will be responsible for the management of Performance Improvement team members at the assigned site.


  • Develop site-specific Performance Improvement plan that aligns with company's strategic plan by studying operational, technological and financial opportunities; presenting assumptions; recommending objectives.
  • Develop, implement, improve, and drive site's production processes in conjunction with plant operations team.
  • Manage the performance of the department's staff through effective key performance indicators, targets, and goal settings as appropriate to meet stated objectives.
  • Train, develop and evaluate staff. Provides Team with timely feedback, coaching, mentoring. Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Ensure compliance with current federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Work to improve the quality system with other departments that are establishing and enforcing organizational standards relative to ISO and AS9100, or alike.
  • Comply in accordance with site specific local and national safety and environmental standards and regulations (such as OSHA, EPA, ADEM, etc., or alike).
  • Evaluate performance and ensure compliance with the established requirements of the FAA, EASA CAAC, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Implement and drive change through operating system standards using lean manufacturing methods and tools.
  • Oversee development and implementation of improvements related to safety, quality, service, and cost (productivity).
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis and apply systematic problem-solving skills.
  • Responsible for loss analysis & OEE improvement plan development, plan execution leadership and results tracking.
  • Lead and support quality improvement projects.
  • Lead efforts on scale-up of new products and work on cross-functional teams.
  • Oversee analytical troubleshooting and problem-solving activities.
  • Define, scope, and assist Engineering with implementation of capital projects.
  • Oversee process improvement capital projects including design, planning, organizing, scheduling, control, and integration for on time and within budget completion.
  • Develop and implement capital equipment projects as needed to support the OEE improvement plans.
  • Use Lean, Sign Sigma and Value Stream Improvement tools to drive improvements.
  • Manage the facilitation of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) project management as needed, leveraging the internal Continuous Improvement Program.
  • Supervise, the mentoring and training of Six Sigma Green Belts and other members of CI project teams.
  • Oversee the Downtime collection system.
  • Manage team solving day-to-day operational issues to reach short-and long-term performance goals.
  • Deliver effective change leadership - driving business changes while minimizing people impact.
  • Supervise the development and maintenance of staffing and scrap standards for new and revised manufacturing process.
  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills through leading meetings and preparing written plant communications.
  • Responsible for management of rapid changeover activities, including principles, target setting, and leading successful efforts reducing changeover time to achieve challenging objectives.
  • Ensure that team provides weekly, period, and "Year to Date" reliability and variability downtime analysis support to the operation.
  • Manage the collection and analysis of plant performance data to identify and implement improvements.
  • Work closely with the Product Development area to create new samples and products.
  • Communicate and work effectively with a diverse group to accomplish project and location goals.
  • Participate full and integrally in the Safety Process.
  • Maintains an understanding of all applicable process technology, equipment, and control technology. Knowledgeable of mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Maintain compliance with process safety requirements, such as Loss Prevention Principles, LOPA, and Mechanical Integrity requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned and directed.ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NECESSARY:
    • Strong, effective and proven leadership and coaching skills.
    • Strong ability to develop, build and sustain effective working relationships amongst teammates.
    • Significant management experience in fast-paced manufacturing environment.
    • Significant experience working with a unionized workforce.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Interactional experience with supply chain management (including expediting, lead-time reduction, inventory management, packaging & shipping).
    • Strong knowledge of Production/Operating System Standards and Lean Manufacturing methods.
    • Excellent communication and quick decision-making skills.
    • Strong, effective ability to motivate team members.
    • Strong ability to drive positive and effective change.
    • Experience in implementation of manufacturing functionality of ERP/MRP systems.
    • Experience in improving applicable quality standards within manufacturing.
    • Quality and Project management skills.
    • Report writing & presentation skills.
    • Computer literacy at an advanced level.
    • Fluent in the English language (corporate standard).EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Fifth year college or university program certificate; or eight to 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline preferred (Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical)
      • Will consider Six Sigma Green Belt, but Black Belt is preferred.
      • Previous experience with reliability engineering, process automation (PLC and/or MOD V), project execution, quality coordination, process safety, CNC Programming, and LEAN.
      • 10+year manufacturing area or plant management experience desired.
      • Data analysis skills, including Excel, Minitab, JMP, Pareto Control Charts, etc.
      • Statistical Process Control (SPO)QUALIFICATIONS
        • More than 10 years of proven progressive management experience in a manufacturing environment to the Area or Plant Manager level.
        • Manufacturing experience which includes exposure to HSE, Quality, Process Improvement, Maintenance and Continuous Improvement systems and tools.
        • Experience supervising people.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
          • Must be able to sit/stand for extended periods of time.
          • Ability to climb ladders; to work and climb in overhead areas.
          • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds intermittently throughout shift.
          • Ability to stoop, bend forward, bend at waist or by bending legs and spine.
          • Ability to work in an environment with intermittent high levels of noise.COMPUTER

            To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the following software and / or systems. Please circle the appropriate items.

            Design Software: Visio Auto CAD
            Inventory Software: MACOLA
            Manufacturing Software: CNC Programming; CAPPS; MES; NM-Tacs; Windchill
            Operating Systems: Windows XP DOS
            Presentation Software: Power Point
            Project Management Software: MS Project
            Spreadsheet Software: Excel Access
            Word Processing Software: Word

            • 10 years: Manufacturing Plant or Area Manager Experience10 years: Continuous Improvement Expert
            • 10 years: Process Improvement ExpertThis vacancy is being advertised by TARCG INC. The services advertised by TARCG INC are those of an Employment Agency.

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