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Continuous Improvement Manager-West

Company: Atkore
Location: Eugene
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Atkore is forging a future where all Atkore brands, suppliers, employees, customers, partners and communities are building better together - a future focused on serving the customer and powering and protecting the world.

Atkore is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electrical, mechanical, and safety infrastructure solutions to power and protect the world. With approximately 3,900 employees and 65 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore manufactures electrical conduit, cable management systems, armored cable, metal framing, and security products and solutions is a recent recipient of a Great Place to Work - certification.

We are currently searching for a Continuous Improvement Manager for our Electrical Business Unit. Reporting to the Sr. ABS Manager, this person will be responsible for planning, establishing, implementing, and maintaining continuous improvement programs, as well as a variety of health, safety and environmental programs. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 7 years of similar work experience in a manufacturing operation. Experience in lean manufacturing or business system based company is required.

Additional Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Lean Daily Management (Atkore Business System)
    • Identify and create Standard Processes throughout the organization.
    • Lead process improvement workshops and improvement projects to drive business results across the organization.
    • Partner with all functions to define process capabilities, assess gaps and develop gap closure plans.
    • Ensure site level goals and metrics are aligned to the Conduit and Fittings business strategy.
    • Engage the plant teams in setting specific goals around Lean initiatives. This includes working with leadership to drive overall improvements in specific areas to drive Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
    • Provide functional leadership with awareness, knowledge and guidance of Lean principles, methodologies and tools to support achievement of ABS business objectives.
    • Plan and facilitate kaizen activities/events across the designated region.
    • Plan, coordinate, and teach Lean tools to employees in the designated region.
    • Safety & Environment
      • Ensure a safe working environment for all employees by implementing and observing federal, state and local laws, regulations, rules and codes
      • Assist with all S & E recordkeeping and reporting requirements
      • Develop controls for identified hazards, coordinate the implementation of controls from result of hazard analysis.
      • Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the hazard control system, policies, and procedures and recommend changes that reflect improved opportunities to eliminate work place accidents and injuries.
      • Participate with investigations into employee inquiries, suggestions and complaints.
      • Monitor, revise, and implement ongoing updates in safety regulations, laws or reporting requirements
      • Performing other related duties as assigned.
        Qualifications Include
        • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 7 years of similar work experience in a manufacturing operation; or an equivalent number of years of education and work experience required.
        • Master's degree is preferred.
        • Six Sigma Black Belt preferred. At a minimum Six Sigma Green Belt.
        • History leading and supporting Kaizen events (5S, SMED, Kanban, TPM etc.).
        • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and technology preferred.
        • Possess a high level of technical expertise, ability to apply skills to continuous process improvement while maintaining maximum levels of safety
        • Ability to influence and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization from senior management to hourly employees.
        • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint.
        • Ability to occasionally work off shift to provide training and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives to all production shifts.
        • Ability to work both as a member of a team, a team leader or as an individual contributor.
        • Experience developing and documenting Standard Work for all levels of the organization.
        • Must be able to travel 75% of the time.
        • All associates must embrace and foster and environment that supports our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.
          Our Culture Drives Value

          Atkore's culture is created from the disciplined use of the Atkore Business System (ABS), which is a critical part of our mission and a foundational system based on excellence in People, Strategy, and Processes, tied together with Lean Daily Management (LDM) to manage and sustain the business we have today, and Strategy Deployment Process (SDP) to create the business we aspire to become.

          Having the right talent in the right roles enables successful ABS execution, improves our customer's experience, and delivers breakthrough results. Said another way, that's how we win!

          Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!

Keywords: Atkore, Eugene , Continuous Improvement Manager-West, Executive , Eugene, Oregon

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