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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Company: Arconic
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Arconic is currently in search of Continous Improvement Specialist to join our Aluminum Extrusions (AEX) business unit in Lafayette, IN.

At Arconic, we are looking for people who share our values of integrity, inclusion, and diversity, and who demonstrate agility, results commitment, and the capability to grow themselves and others. In return, we offer the opportunity to Grow Together with ongoing opportunities for professional growth provided by a constantly changing environment, working alongside employees who value the people they work with just as much as the work they do.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Continuous Improvement Specialist role requires individuals who have a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a manufacturing environment, as well as the passion to put that experience to work to lead activities and support plant/location team to achieve manufacturing excellence. Our organization is dedicated to rapid, profitable growth through continuous capital investment, operational excellence and career development. Arconic is a company that promotes and develops from within with worldwide opportunities. If you are an energetic professional that wants to be a part of a dynamic team we encourage you to apply.

The Continuous Improvement Specialist will be responsible for supporting and assisting production/maintenance and engineering departments in organizing, planning, implementing and follow-through of continuous improvement initiatives. The Continuous Improvement Specialist role includes both creation of strategic vision and tactical management and execution. Other responsibilities (but not limited to) are the following:

  • Ensure a culture is in place that puts the safety and welfare of our employees ahead of all other goals
  • Lead Operational Excellence using Continuous Improvement (CI) principles, tools, methods, and techniques, in direct support of achieving business goals, improved performance and decreased cost
  • Brainstorm, coordinate, implement, and monitor improvement activities with specific KPI targets while taking into account feedback from area stakeholders
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of, and commitment to, lean manufacturing principles and techniques
  • Assist in providing a plant-wide framework for CI and SMART Manufacturing implementation and facilitate the execution of this strategy
  • Deploy rapid improvement and analyzing techniques

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree (or actively working towards) in Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering, Business Management, or other relevant degrees from an accredited institution
    • Minimum of 1 years of experience in a manufacturing environment and with lean process improvements. Internships and Co-op with related experience will be considered.
    • Experience with Lean and Six Sigma Manufacturing theories, methodologies, standards, and tools and 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
    • Computer Skills - proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • 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:
      • Minimum of 2 years in manufacturing leadership role
      • Master's degree in a related field
      • Knowledge of SMART (digital) Manufacturing and how to apply in support of a lean environment
      • Demonstrated ability to influence
      • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with senior management (written and verbal) in English
      • Good planning and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks in a fast-paced environment; and good project management skills
      • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills including the ability to work well on cross-functional teams at all levels in the organization
      • Be flexible and agile, especially when given direction
      • Understanding of financial and non-financial metrics necessary to achieve plant and business unit goals
      • Proven results facilitating continuous improvement activity and/or Lean manufacturing experience in aerospace, defense, or automotive industry

Keywords: Arconic, Lafayette , Continuous Improvement Specialist, Other , Lafayette, Indiana

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