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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Company: Nortek
Location: Okarche
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

Reports to: V ice P resident Operational Excellence

Position Title: Continuous Improvement Engineer

About Nortek Air Management

Nortek Air Management is comprised of two individual businesses , Nortek Air Solutions and Nortek Global HVAC with annual sales of close to $1 billion across three market segments: Residential, Light Commercial and Custom Air Solutions . Our Company's mission is Creating a Better Tomorrow Every Day. By living our core values of Safety, Integrity, Performance Driven Culture and Teamwork, we are a premier HVAC Company offering energy efficient and sustainable products and solutions that exceed customer expectations through employee's commitment to quality, customer service and operational excellence.

Position Summary:

Continuous Improvement Engineer supports the development of Nortek Continuous Improvement cultur e across all the Business Unit s /Vertical by actively promoting and facilitating the use of continuous improvement methods to support current operations and any/all new business. Continuous Improvement Engineer will drive change through focused CI efforts to higher levels of performance in safety, quality, performance, cost, and growth. Effectively utilizing lean methodologies, and tools , with a bias for action, this individual will interface and influence employee at all levels and various functions across the business .

Position Key Attributes:

  • Ability to personally live safe and hold themselves and other team members accountable by having their back in support of our Safety core value.
  • Has integrity, works transparently and recognized for treating others with respect.
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results and can "own it" in a Performance Driven Culture.
  • Works collaboratively as one team in a Teamwork culture.
  • Enjoys embracing and igniting change as a catalyst for improvement.
  • A "builder" who is comfortable in a continuous improvement culture.
  • Can thrive in a "legacy now" culture in which we strive to do the right thing for the company today, even if it is the hard thing, and leave behind a stronger company for the next generation of employees.

    Position Responsibilities:

    Continuously drives culture change and acceptance of Lean Manufacturing principles across the organization.

    Deploy training material and assists in delivery of training sessions and workshops to all levels within the organization.

    Continuously facilitates reviews and standardizes production system tools and methods to align with Operational Excellence Initiatives.

    Support engineers and helps implement efficient and reliable Lean Manufacturing processes.

    Supports Kaizen workshop activities and events.

    Inspires and encourages the use of best practices throughout the organization.

    Engages plant management and employees in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing, and sustaining continuous improvement using Lean Manufacturing tools.

    Frequently follows up with appropriate stakeholders to ensure timely and effective implementation and sustainability of continuous improvement projects.
    • Assist with leadership to include identifying opportunities, defining and financially justifying projects.
    • Assist with identifying integration opportunities with other projects/processes and coordinate the improvements with the appropriate leaders to accomplish goals.
    • Facilitate systematic problem solving, implementing solutions to solve root-cause problems.
    • Collects and monitors activities to assess trends and opportunities to provide proactive recommendations.
    • Communicates with operations and corporate leadership on opportunities and progress.
    • Assist with establishing the measuring and tracking process for each initiative and provides timely reports to all stakeholders.
    • Assists with developing synergies across all Business Units with systemwide initiatives.

      Position Qualifications

      Requirements:
      • Bachelor Degree in Industrial, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Systems Engineering.
      • 5 + years of experience in a manufacturing e ngineering role .
      • Implementing Lean / DFT principles in a manufacturing environment.
      • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification preferred .
      • Experience working with t he Capital expenditures and new product launch .
      • Experience driving and helping the Business Units to achieve yearly CIP (Cost Improvement Project) target.
      • Experience in identifying opportunities to maintain CIP pipeline by Business Unit .
      • Experience in driving continuous improvement projects and f acilitate & promot e best practice s .
      • Experience with AutoCAD, Microsoft Project / Smartsheet , Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Visio applications.
      • Experience in deploying 5S, Kaizen, TPM and other Lean methodologies .
      • Experience with manufacturing process es (electrical & mechanical assembly , fabrication, welding, and paint)
      • Working knowledge in assessing ergonomic and safety conditions ( especially related to repetitive /sustained awkward postures stress injuries ) .
      • T ravel up to 25%+

        Preferred:
        • Master's degree in Engineering or Business preferred.
        • Five years' or more demonstrated succes ses in manufacturing setting , preferably HVAC-focused, delivering results by leading multi-disciplinary projects for high-performing, global, and complex durable consumer goods manufacturing companies.

          N ortek Air Management and its divisions offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. To learn more about Nortek Air Solutions , please visit our company website at .

          Nortek Air Solutions and Nortek Global HVAC are equal opportunity employers and do not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex national origin, age disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state law. Associated topics: assembly, automotive, brakes, catia, mechanical, mechanical engineer, mechanism, propulsion, rotordynamic, turbomachinery

Keywords: Nortek, Edmond , Continuous Improvement Engineer, Engineering , Okarche, Oklahoma

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