Plant Operations Excellence Leader in Westland, MI at Vitro

Date Posted: 9/20/2020

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Job Description


Promote and implement projects to generate value and improve the performance of processes in the Business through the application of Operational Excellence principles, 6 sigma DMAIC, DFSS, Lean Manufacturing and other techniques to support the attention of process opportunities.

Manage the training and development process in the plant; to have qualified employees to support current and future requirements.

  • Identify opportunities of improvement in the Business / Facility.
  • Ensure the scope and definition of the projects for the application of Lean and 6 sigma.
  • Ensure the application of projects and the achievement of committed savings.
  • Implement 3 to 5 - 6 sigma or improvement projects per year with annual savings of 80 thousand dollars per Project.
  • Apply with the team DMAIC, DFSS or other Lean techniques to improve the process and ensure sustainable changes by project.
  • Present progress of the projects to Champion and Process Owner.
  • Provide technical support and advise Green Belts in their charge.
  • Identify potential Green Belts and suggest them for their development.
  • Work with all departments to identify training gaps and guarantee training requirements met.
  • Training and development needs detection.
  • Identify, qualify and coordinate internal trainers
  • Support the design and generation of training materials and the update them as necessary.
  • Develop training programs, do tracking and adjustments to accomplish them.
  • Coordinate internal and external training activities when required
  • Train in tools for analysis and problem solving, statistics, Lean and 6 sigma.

Decision Making Authority:

  • Lead the application of value added projects.
  • Define and request the necessary resources for the application of the project.
  • Establish controls to ensure sustainable results.
  • Establish with Champions and Process Owners transition plans for delivery of the projects and transfer of responsibilities to the process.
  • Generate action plans to achieve goals when training deviations are identified.
  • Accomplish with legal and regulation training requirements.
  • Budget management to external training based on training and development plan.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related field and 3 Years of Lean Manufacturing & 6 sigma-Lean projects. Alternately, 10+ years of manufacturing experience and supervision in lieu of a degree.

  • Certified as 6 sigma Black Belt
  • Successful project application of 6 sigma-Lean projects in manufacturing, support areas and customers/ suppliers
  • Decision making based in Statistical Data
  • Administrative Effectiveness
  • Leadership &Team Work
  • Instruction and Coaching

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