Motrex LLC Continuous Improvement Lead in Manchester, Iowa
Stryten Energy, a new company name with a long history in the Manchester, IA area, manufactures proprietary and custom injection molding products serving the industrial lead battery, automotive and consumer markets.
This Continuous Improvement / Lean Leader will be responsible for developing and implementing a plant-wide team system to develop a culture of improving key performance indicators such as manufacturing OEE, product quality, waste reduction, energy conservation, safety and operating costs. This Lean Leader will utilize Lean, Six Sigma and methodologies, techniques, and tools to facilitate the transfer of such learning in the plant, develop individual champions and teams necessary to support continuous improvement activities consistent with business goals. Focus will be to conduct these activities in conjunction with other organizational functional leaders and members to solicit support for implementing continuous improvements to all processes. The incumbent will prepare and make presentations and status reports to keep local and corporate leaders abreast of priorities, progress, and results.
Develop a Lean strategy for the plant to include specific goals, objectives, timetables, action plans, and key leader (hourly and salaried) enlistment strategies
Train and mentor the leadership team and engineering staff in the principles, methods, and applications of the Lean process such that continuous improvement efforts are integrated into change management processes
Coordinate plant level Lean initiatives with Stryten's continuous improvement initiatives to ensure optimum use of resources and minimize redundancies
Coordinate efforts with functional leaders, supervisors, and hourly associates in identifying improvement opportunities within the plant and develop justifications to substantiate potential cost savings to the plant
Conduct time and motion studies and/or utilize value stream mapping and process charting establish and validate production standards and to troubleshoot and streamline work flows
Foster and support the development of continuous improvement teams
Participate in training and development programs including all areas of environmental, health and safety issues, especially those dealing with proper handling of hazardous materials and hazardous waste
Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, work procedures, standard operating practices, and directions with or without immediate supervision
Have independent problem-solving and decision-making skills
Education, Experience, Certifications:
Minimum of 4 year technical degree in science, statistics, engineering, or quality
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt through and accredited organization preferred
5 years’ experience in industrial manufacturing environment with excellent track record of business results and increasingly higher levels of responsibility in line operations or engineering leadership roles
Minimum 3 years of experience in leading site level continuous improvement efforts and projects using Lean, 5s, and DMAIC methodologies
Experience in team development – problem solving, conflict resolution, building cooperative relationships, and effective communications
Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:
Proven track record of developing, training, and coaching
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Leadership experience with significant and verifiable results
Experience in manufacturing plants and processes
Proficient in problem solving – Kaizen, LPA, 5s, VSM, DMAIC, Ishikawa, 5 why, etc.
Knowledgeable in APQP methodology; Control Plans, FMEAs, MSAs, and PPAPs
Self-motivated and able to demonstrate leadership, team, and individual contributor accomplishments
Passion for driving change in a complex environment
Ability to communicate with senior levels of the organization
Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
Stryten Energy is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Stryten Energy helps solve the world’s most pressing energy challenges with a broad range of energy storage solutions across the Essential Power, Motive Power, Transportation, Military and Government sectors. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we partner with some of the world’s most recognized companies to meet the growing demand for reliable and sustainable energy storage capacity. Stryten powers everything from submarines to subcompacts, warehouses, distribution centers, cars, trains and trucks. Our stored energy technologies include advanced lead and lithium batteries, intelligent chargers and cloud-based software that keep people on the move and supply chains running. An industry leader backed by more than a century of expertise, Stryten has The Energy to Challenge the status quo and deliver top-performing energy solutions for today and tomorrow. Learn more at stryten.com.
Job Locations IA-Manchester
Requisition ID 2023-3917
Position Type Regular Fulltime
Address 913 South 10th Street
Postal Code 52057