Dart Container is seeking an Operational Excellence Manager to lead continuous improvement and lean manufacturing efforts to improve Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service. In this role, you will act as a change agent to help eliminate non-value added activities while improving operational excellence throughout the facility.
Facilitate regular improvement planning sessions to identify key strategic opportunities to achieve manufacturing strategic A3 goals and develop related action plans with measurable outcomes.
Support and reinforce the effective application of the Daily Management System to validate that actions lead to desired performance improvements.
Analyze observations and data to fully understand and categorize issues and areas for improvement.
Develop, implement and support the effective application of best practices as Standard Work, Standard Operating Conditions and Standard Operating Procedures.
Facilitate problem solving by leveraging/modeling continuous improvement methodologies to eliminate root causes and permanently reduce variance.
Analyze lines for constraints and bottlenecks to achieve continuous flow.
Advocate for the Voice of the Customer (VOC) via process capability and defect elimination.
Conduct timing and point of loss yield studies to identify the loss Pareto.
Perform data analysis and provide written reports that make problems and opportunities visible.
Develop a detailed root cause analysis for each problem, where each root cause is validated through testing demonstrating that the condition or defect can be turned on or off.
Develop countermeasures ranging from basic problem containment to system repair to equipment replacement.
Generate and communicate implementation plans using Gantt charts and work breakdown structures and coordinate resources to staff implementation plans as necessary.
Proactively seek and identify problems that need to be resolved and quantify the anticipated benefits of problem resolution.
Manage and promote practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards, and serve the needs of our customers.
Core Skills and Qualifications:The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:
Bachelor's Degree in Operations, Engineering or other manufacturing-related field
Five (5) years of continuous improvement experience in a manufacturing environment
Strong understanding and demonstrated experience in the areas of Continuous Improvement, Operational Excellence, Lean principals, statistics and data analysis
Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
Ability to lead through influence rather than authority
Ability to learn and understand materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products.
Experience in optimizing the performance of one or more of the following:
Factory systems and line process inputs
Raw materials flow, conveyance, blending, and drying systems
Continuous process operations
Quality systems for defect elimination
EHS systems for a safe working environment
Operational systems for waste elimination
People development for engagement and ownership
A valid driver’s license and favorable motor vehicle report upon hire
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and packaging industrial experience
Lean manufacturing experience
Lean / 6 Sigma Certification, American Society for Quality Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence or American Society for Quality Certified Quality Engineer
Experience with the following methodologies and practices: FMEA, Kaizen, Lean tools, 5S, Visual Factory Aids, SMED concepts, VSM, VOC and Poke Yoke
Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.
Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.
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Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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