Process Improvement Engineer

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Job Title: Process Improvement Engineer
Division: Hartzell Air Movement
Location: Piqua, OH
Department: Operations
Reports To: Plant Manager
Basic Function:

Lead and manage process improvement projects to meet business objectives which focus on the customer and drive continual improvement back into the quality management systems to improve its effectiveness and efficiency. Identify process improvement projects and assist in the identification of baseline and target metrics in order to create the proper infrastructure for successful deployment and support of process improvement techniques.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  1. Lead and manage lean/process improvement projects to meet business objectives which focus on the customer and drive continual improvement back into the quality management systems to improve its effectiveness and efficiency.
  2. Lead efforts to establish process objectives and the measurement of how effectively the processes fulfill those objectives.
  3. Ensures compliance to Hartzell’s Lean Initiatives by acting as a general consultant to all management and supervision.
  4. Lead and facilitate Kaizen events to achieve strategic business targets in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Growth.
  5. Assists in setting the strategic direction of Hartzell’s Lean Initiatives.
  6. Development and training of Kaizen leaders from all areas.
  7. Ensures timely and successful completion of various Kaizen/Lean projects and provides on-going feedback and progress reports as required to Leadership Team.
  8. Provide expertise in statistical tools and systems/process auditing.
  9. Support specific areas of the company where significant system nonconformance are identified and ensure that root cause is understood and addressed.
  10. Select and lead specific process improvement projects aimed at delivering improved process/product quality.
  11. Equip/Lead/Coach/Mentor teams to define processes, owners, and control methods using Lean/ process improvement methods and tools to reduce costs and deliver desired results.
  12. Collect and analyze data (customer satisfaction, characteristics and trends of processes including opportunities for preventive actions) to demonstrate the suitability and effectiveness of the management system.
Qualifications and Required Skills:
  • This position requires a four-year college degree in Engineering and five plus years’ experience in a manufacturing environment driving process improvement or Kaizen related events and strategies.
  • ASQ (or equivalent) or Certified Six Sigma Green Belt is highly desired. Previous experience with quality or ISO is also desired.
  • Must have a successful track record of completed Green Belt projects and previous experience in a project leader role. Excellent statistical data skills in the area of Statistical Process Control, Pareto charts, Run charts, Scatter Diagrams, etc.
  • Proficient in the use of Access, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Other technical skills and training, such as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), Gage R&R are preferred.
  • Outstanding Problem Solving skills are also required.
  • Pervious experience in leading project teams and attaining results with minimal guidance is required.
  • Some travel will be required to our Portland, IN facility. 

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