GE Appliances, a Haier company Area Business Leader/Plastic Injection Process Engineer in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Area Business Leader/Plastic Injection Process Engineer

The Challenge

Develop, Lead, coach and provide technical support for a Plastic Injection processing high volume manufacturing line. Lead hourly Team Leaders and hourly Team Members to ensure continuous improvement in the areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost.

What you will Do

  • Manage, develop and coach a high-volume custom plastic injection processing small component manufacturing team.

  • Strong multitasking and prioritization skills to balance production needs.

  • Promote safety and ensure compliance with safety rules and procedures. Lead accident investigations using 5 Why to obtain root cause and achieve robust solutions.

  • Provide Plastic Injection Processing and Tooling technical troubleshooting expertise to area as needed to ensure schedule achievement.

  • Lead activities of cross-functional manufacturing team, to include direct responsibility for hourly team members and assigned business unit.

  • Responsible for operational performance and improvement of key metrics including safety, quality and culture.

  • First respondent to hourly Team Members for the central coordination of a specified area. Owner of hour by hour chart and direction of issues to respective Team Leaders to ensure standard work and escalation processes are followed.

  • Must know and align activities to support operational goals and objectives of the business and translate them to the team once a week via action planning report outs.

  • Monitor Quality and OEE data/reports to drive resolution of throughput issues and work projects to prevent future.

  • Manage to the production priorities from the Master Scheduler.

  • Troubleshooting of issues from press, tooling and / or material root cause analysis.

  • Identify productivity opportunities.

  • Teaching robots using HMI.

  • Act as back-up for prioritizing tool room work orders.

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What you need to Succeed

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years or more leadership experience in manufacturing operations.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Plastic Injection Process troubleshooting.

  • Ability to work with and lead through coaching individuals at all levels of the organization to achieve operational results and positive union relations.

  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting high volume manufacturing equipment, plastic injection equipment and secondary manufacturing equipment.

  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills coupled with demonstrated interpersonal skills.

  • Advanced computer skills – high proficiency in Microsoft products (especially Excel) and ability to grasp new systems quickly.

  • Strong project management and analytical problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to scope and analyze cross-functional problems to generate and implement solutions.

  • High initiative, self-starter, proactive, dedicated, results oriented, a team player.

  • Occasional off-shift, on call and weekend work may be required.

  • Up to 10% travel may be required.

Desired Characteristics

  • Knowledge of Appliances manufacturing processes.

  • Experience in controls, preventative maintenance, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatics and vibration welding technics.

  • Experience and training in lean manufacturing practices.

  • Experience in a Union environment.

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification.

  • Quality Leadership Experience.

  • Expertise with injection molding tooling and 1500- and 3000-ton molding machines.

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing practices.

  • Knowledge and practical application of TPM.

  • 10 years’ experience with high volume plastic injection molding and processing is desired.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.