Operational Excellence Engineer in Niles, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

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Job Description

Arconic Engineered Structures is a world-class producer of titanium aero ingots and mill products—and a leader in multi-material airframe subassemblies and advanced technologies and materials, such as 3D printing and titanium aluminides. Titanium is the world’s fastest-growing aerospace metal, and we’re taking it to greater heights with vertically integrated capabilities and deep materials science expertise. Our engineered products and solutions help build the world’s most advanced aircraft—and help protect our troops and power our world.
 
Arconic is an exciting place to launch and grow a career. If you're a motivated, enthusiastic individual that wants to have a career with an industry leader, we want to hear from you!
 
Arconic is seeking an Operational Excellence Engineer, working under the direction of the Operational Excellence Manager, to develop and implement Lean Manufacturing strategies that drive bottom-line improvements in manufacturing operations and related support centers. This role is accountable for sustaining Arconic’s system of Lean management, known internally as “ABS”. The Operational Excellence Engineer will be responsible for driving quick Lean improvements in targeted departments within the Niles, Ohio operations.
 
Key Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Ensures a culture is in place that puts the safety and welfare of our employees ahead of all other goals.
  • Effectively apply all aspects of Arconic’s Lean management system in assigned manufacturing facilities and in related support functions.
  • Partner with Plant Leaders to develop Continuous Improvement strategies that directly support plant Hoshin goals, then implement those strategies on the shop floor including the tools and processes required to sustain the improvements in the future.
  • Generate productivity savings for plants of at least 5X their annual salary.
  • Partner with Plant Leaders to develop Continuous Improvement strategies that close key business gaps identified in Plant Hoshins.
  • Facilitate kaizens and focused C.I. events to implement Hoshin improvement strategies on all shifts working closely with Manufacturing Supervisors and Operators.
  • Support building a Lean culture by providing training and coaching to plant personnel on Lean theories, methodologies, and standards, with an emphasis on “Learn by Doing”. Utilize Train-the-Trainer techniques to transfer knowledge to department resources to enable self-sufficiency to launch future Lean improvements.
  • Coach line leaders to implement key Lean systems such as: Daily Management, Performance Management, Root-Cause Problem Solving, Process IC&C, VSM, TPM, 5S, Standardized Work, and Leader Standard Work.
  • Utilize Lean principles and Best Practices to establish new work standards for Machines, Processes, and People, to generate productivity savings, improve quality, and increase OTD.
  • Deploy TPM strategies and standards to improve equipment reliability, with initial focus on critical or bottleneck equipment.
  • Develop metrics and dashboard measures that enable the entire plant population to understand key performance indicators and business gaps and take necessary actions to improve results.
 
Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Lean Manufacturing — Knowledge of theories, methodologies, standards, and tools.
  • Leadership/Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. Training and coaching plant personnel to achieve productivity savings using Lean principles and tools.
  • Team Management – Superior interpersonal and teaming skills.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Engineering and Technology the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Lean Tools — The ability to utilize Lean tools to generate meaningful, quantified improvement in: cost reduction, efficiency, reduced inventory, shortened cycle or lead times, improved quality and reliability, on-time delivery, or safety.
  • Communication —the ability to communicate effectively with senior management (written and verbal). •Financial Literacy — Understanding of financial and non-financial metrics necessary to achieve Plant and BU Hoshin goals.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations
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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Institution
  • Minimum 5 years of experience implementing Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement programs
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Engineering, Manufacturing or Sciences from an accredited institution
  • Experience implementing Lean Manufacturing on the shop floor in manufacturing operations
  • Expert knowledge of Lean Manufacturing theories, methodologies, standards, and tools to generate meaningful, quantified improvement in: cost reduction, efficiency, reduced inventory, shortened cycle or lead times, improved quality and reliability, on-time delivery, or safety
  • Experience in training and coaching plant personnel to achieve productivity savings using Lean principles and tools
  • Understanding of financial and non-financial metrics necessary to achieve Plant and Business Unit Hoshin goals •Experience in successfully implementing large scale/systemic change efforts across a diverse organization
  • Experience performing VSM analyses and OEE studies to identify true production bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement
  • Certified in Six Sigma & Lean