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Senior Manager, Manufacturing Operations - Fabrication

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Manufacturing  |  ID: REQ-15025

Description

The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come togetherwe always look for a better way, and we create possibilities

Interested in joining us on our journey? 

We are looking to add a Senior Manager of Manufacturing Operations who will be responsible for the overall operational plan, performance and improvement of an entire value stream operation within a manufacturing facility. This role will develop, lead and coach salaried and hourly team members to achieve high performance in the areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost for the Metal Fabrication Areas - clothing washer and dryers.

Position

Senior Manager, Manufacturing Operations - Fabrication

Location

USA, Louisville, KY

How You'll Create Possibilities

  • Own and prepare the annual operational plan/playbook for a manufacturing value stream. Responsible for operational performance and improvement of key metrics including safety, quality, delivery, cost and culture
  • Maintain a good technical knowledge of operations; follow the escalation process to address and respond to abnormalities and recommend corrective action as required
  • 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
  • Coach and develop Area Business Leaders, Process Improvement Engineers and Press Operators to ensure standardized work is in place and is followed
  • Promote a strong safety-minded culture in the value stream. Maintain an active safety program, ensuring the observation of safety precautions and safe work methods by all personnel, including behavior-based safety observations, safety meetings, safety audits and 5S housekeeping standards
  • Enforce compliance to safety rules and procedures, timely accident investigations, Safety Contacts and Safe Start participation
  • Review and sign off on all accident investigations. Ensure they are completed in a timely manner and identify root cause and corrective action to drive required changes
  • Manage the department's safety action item list, including corrective actions from near misses, accident reports & ergo assessments
  • Continuously identify and work to reduce waste in the area for both short term and long term improvement initiatives
  • Serve as a second-level responder within the escalation process for problems/issues within the value stream operation
  • Create goals for each member of the team. Ensure individual career coaching, performance feedback, employee training and talent development. Participate in the annual performance review process
  • Lead employee disciplinary investigation and action as appropriate. Partner with HR to conduct timely investigations when necessary. Complete accurate and thorough disciplinary records with supporting documentation
  • Work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders to address and solve production line quality issues (i.e. hourly associates, engineering, quality)
  • Monitor scrap data/reports to drive resolution of scrap issues and work projects to prevent future scrap
  • Partner with Plant Quality staff and engineering to drive improvements in key quality metrics, including First Pass Yield, Overall Yield and Service Call Rate (SCR) metrics
  • Must have the ability to teach, to facilitate meetings, to provide constructive feedback and listen actively

What You'll Bring to Our Team

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, or related fields
  • Minimum of five (5) years working in leadership in manufacturing/plant operations
  • Demonstrated accomplishments showing results-driven methodology, analytical methods, schedule achievement, team work
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and leadership influencing skills

Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

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.

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

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