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Materials Area Business Leader (3rd Shift)

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-9425


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Materials Area Business Leader (3rd Shift)

The Challenge

Responsible for the overall operational plan, performance, and improvement of the AP5 Product Service / DND operation. Develop, lead, and coach salaried and hourly team members to continually improve performance in safety, quality, delivery and cost.

What you will Do

MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS: Oversees AP5 Product Service DND operations.

  • Own and prepare the operational plan/playbook for a manufacturing value stream. Responsible for operational performance and improvement of key metrics including safety, quality, delivery, cost and culture. Align area metrics with overall plant goals; organize resources to deliver on these metrics.
  • Lead activities of cross-functional manufacturing team, to include responsibility for salaried and hourly team members within the assigned business unit.
  • Maintain a good technical knowledge of Product Service / DND operations; coach team to predict issues and prevent failures.
  • Manage and track all department metrics and budget.
  • Establish daily operating rhythm in department. Conduct daily start up meeting with MFE's. Maintain rigor around daily meetings, escalation meetings, etc.
  • Oversee the deployment of standardized work within the value stream operation. Ensure process stability through following standardized work.
  • Ensure 5S standards are met for the entire value stream.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT:  Live, promote and teach the Appliance Production System philosophy and drive continuous improvement within the value stream operation.

  • Drive problem-solving and root cause identification of problems for the entire value stream.
  • Engage all members of cross-functional escalation team to address and resolve problems, ex. Area Business Leaders, Team Leaders, Kaizen Promotion Officers and other Lean resources
  • Continuously identify and work to reduce waste in the area for both short term and long-term improvement initiatives.
  • Lead regular meetings to review department issues. Prioritize and assign ownership for open items. Track items to closure and ensure follow-up with key stakeholders.
  • Champion kaizen events within department. Ensure related countermeasures are implemented on manufacturing line(s).

LEADERSHIP.  Provide active day-to-day leadership for a highly energized, integrated, cross-functional manufacturing team.

  • 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.
  • Recruit resources to fill team needs in a timely fashion.
  • Develop and mentor future leaders for the business.
  • Partner with site Human Resources team to ensure fair and consistent administration of all policies, work rules and processes.

SAFETY:  Responsible for the overall safety performance and metrics for the value stream operation.

  • 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.

QUALITY: Ensure the products produced within the entire value stream operation are defect-free and produced according to specifications.

  • Ensure Manufacturing Control Plan (MCP) and all quality processes/standards are followed within entire value stream.
  • Monitor manufacturing processes, data & reports on a daily basis and drive the resolution or escalation for any defect.
  • 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.

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5 years’ leadership experience and technical acumen within a manufacturing operation.
  • Lean Manufacturing implementation experience.
  • Front line leadership experience in union, manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated accomplishments showing results-driven methodology, analytical methods, schedule achievement, teamwork.
  • Material flow experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS Engineering (IE, ME or EE) or equivalent.
  • SCDP Graduate
  • 7 years of experience in manufacturing/plant operations.

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.
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

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.



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