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Job Information

GE Appliances, a Haier company Manager, Materials Plastic COE in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Manager, Materials Plastic COE

The Challenge

The Challenge:

Manage, coach and develop Materials hourly employees in the Plastics Center of Excellence, including Zone Leaders and hourly production team members, to ensure high performance and continuous improvement in the areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost.

What you will Do

MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS: Owns and supports the Materials value stream by leading the operational and improvement activities of an assigned production area within the value stream.

  • Direct Reports include Zone Leaders & Hourly Materials team members. Responsible for operational performance and improvement of key metrics including safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale.

  • Align area metrics with overall department/value stream goals; organize resources to deliver on these metrics. Oversee the start-up of hourly materials team.

  • Ensure team is staffed and manage staffing throughout the day; monitor expected and unexpected absenteeism. Review daily plan with Zone Leaders.

  • Ensure Zone Leader boards are completed. Use Zone leader boards to collect information on area performance, issue identification and problem resolution.

  • Ensure information is passed on to all shifts and management. Maintain a good technical knowledge of operations; follow the escalation process to address and respond to abnormalities and recommend corrective action as required.Act as a first responder to Zone Leaders and production team members within the production area. Help with delegation of issues to appropriate level in escalation process.

  • Ensure the Lean manufacturing practices and Escalation Process set forth under the Appliance Production System are followed and adhered to within the value stream manufacturing operations.

  • Attend production meetings and cascade necessary information to Zone Leaders. Manage and maintain rigor around daily Zone Leader meetings, escalation meetings, etc.

  • Communicate key issues to leadership team at the production meeting.

  • Oversee the deployment of standardized work within the value stream operation. Ensure process stability through following standardized work. Coach and develop Zone Leaders and team members to ensure standardized work is in place and is followed.

  • Ensure adherence to Job Instruction method by reviewing and verifying Job Instruction forms, including cross training matrix, and Zone Leader delivery of four step method to ensure ‘Critical Points’ and ‘Why’ are conveyed.

  • Ensure 5S standards are met for the area.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: Live, promote and teach the Appliance Production System philosophy and deliver continuous improvement within assigned production area.

  • Manage work team to react to factory inefficiencies. Deliver problem-solving and root cause identification of problems for the production area. Engage all members of escalation team to address and resolve problems, ex. PIE, quality, facilities engineer, etc.

  • Support the Material Manager in managing a cross-functional team (PE’s, Zone Leaders, Kaizen Promotion Officers, other production and Lean resources) to continuously identify and work to reduce waste in the area for both short term and long term improvement initiatives.

  • Help as a first responder within the escalation process for problems/issues within the value stream operation.

  • Participate in meetings to review department issues. Assist in prioritizing and assigning ownership for open items in assigned production area. Track items to closure and ensure follow-up with key stakeholders.

  • Promote kaizen events within department. Ensure related countermeasures are implemented on manufacturing line(s).

  • Participate in the planning and execution of work area re-balancing utilizing Yamazumi charts.

LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION: Give effective day-to-day leadership, work direction and support for a manufacturing team within a production area.

  • Partner with site Human Resources team to ensure fair and consistent administration of all policies, work rules and processes.

  • Oversee line staffing and allocate employees to cover absenteeism.

  • Complete job postings as needed.

  • Complete time-cards and ensure employees receive appropriate pay for time worked. Ensure upgrades are coded, leave types are identified and overtime is calculated.

  • Identify and communicate Overtime needs. When applicable, acquire overtime help and apply overtime guidelines; ensure correct overtime lists are posted at all times.

  • Manage employee disciplinary investigation and action as appropriate. Partner with HR to conduct investigations when necessary. Complete accurate and thorough disciplinary records with supporting documentation.

  • Ensure attendance issues are resolved and consistent with the Attendance Policy.

  • Distribute written communications.

QUALITY : Ensure the product produced in manufacturing area is defect-free and produced according to specification.

  • Ensure all quality processes/standards are followed within assigned production area.

  • Monitors quality issues and steers the resolution or escalation for any defect.

  • Ensure Zone Leaders include quality standards in Standardized Work to meet design intent and build in quality.

  • Work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders to address and solve production line quality issues (i.e. Zone Leader, engineering, quality).

  • Monitor scrap data/reports to deliver resolution of scrap issues and work projects to prevent future scrap.

  • Partner with Plant Quality and Engineering staff to deliver improvements in customer complaints and material flow process of quality holds, quality checks and trial runs.

SAFETY: Responsible for the safety performance and metrics for the production area.

  • Promote safety culture and ensure team’s compliance with safety rules and procedures, such as: PPE compliance, accident investigation within 24 hours, Safety Contacts and safe start participation.

  • Steer and own accident investigation process to identify root cause and deliver required corrective action(s). Log and close accident investigations.

  • Manage the department's safety action item list, including corrective actions from near misses, accident reports & ergo assessments.

What you need to Succeed

What You Need to Succeed:Prior relevant military service will be considered in relation to required/desired qualifications. Position Requirements:

  • 2 years' leadership experience and technical acumen within a manufacturing operation.

  • Demonstrated experience working with people at all levels of the organization to achieve operational results and positive union relations.

  • High level of initiative, energy and motivation to develop & grow in a team environment

  • Organizational skills, initiative, and ability to handle many priorities and tasks.

  • Sound technical aptitude & experience.

  • Proven leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Sound problem-solving & follow-through ability.

  • Ability to facilitate team projects.

  • Position supports 24/7 manufacturing facilities. Occasional off shift, on call and weekend work may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS Engineering (IE, ME or EE) or equivalent.

  • 5 years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment, supplier management and project implementation.

  • Black Belt/MBB certification with solid knowledge of Lean, DMAIC, workout and other change mechanisms.

  • Demonstrated accomplishments showing results-guided methodology, systematic methods, schedule achievement, team work.

  • Lean Manufacturing implementation experience.

  • Solid verbal and written communication, interpersonal and leadership influencing skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environment.

  • Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 25 pounds.

  • Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/boots.

GE Appliances will not offer sponsorship assistance for this position .

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.