Continuous Improvement Lead

Location: Rocky Mount, NC

Department: Continuous Improvement/Quality

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Company Overview:

AEL-Span, LLC is a supplier of Integrated Customized Warehousing, Logistics and Transportation solutions for the Automotive, Electronics, and Consumer Goods industry.

We provide inbound-to-plant just in time logistics services for the automotive manufacturing industry

We currently have an opening at our facility in Enfield, North Carolina for a Continuous Improvement Lead that would responsible for developing, initiating, leading and driving continuous improvement projects.   This includes process or business changes to reduce operating costs and overseeing project initiation, development, tracking and auditing.

What you’ll be doing:
You will be supporting and/or facilitating key continuous improvement activities, in areas such as; waste reduction, cost savings, production efficiency, maintenance reliability, quality, safety, environmental, people development and business technology.

  • Work with Quality, Operations (management, supervisors, and hourly team members), finance and other divisions to develop ideas for improvement and potential solutions.
  • Work with Engineering to evaluate new technologies and processes.
  • Facilitate capacity studies for future growth opportunities as dictated by business.
  • Identify and facilitate the implementation of process improvements and cost savings opportunities aligned with key business objects.
  • Track and measure results of improvement initiatives.
  • Acts as a change agent to identify and drive continuous improvement projects that realize cost savings for the organization.
  • Establish and implement meaningful metrics to set yield, labor and supply standards; track and identify gaps in performance; explain discrepancies and facilitate system solutions.
  • Oversee project performance and ensure timely completion and achievement of goals.
  • Responsible for developing and leading projects to reduce negative variances.
  • Completes special projects and provide relief supervision, as needed
  • Promote, educate and instill a culture of waste identification and elimination throughout the organization by utilizing Lean Manufacturing concepts and the principles of Kaizen (continuous improvement)
  • Plan and Lead cross-functional teams through Plan, Do, Check, Act / 6Sigma phases of Kaizen, including 6s, Productivity, Quality and Safety focused Kaizen.
  • Lead the development of the Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFEMA) / Control Plan
  • Manage Green Belt Projects, department metrics, Kaizen schedules and document control.
  • Evolve customer complaints and Value Stream constraints into events, initiatives or projects
  • Communicate the goals and objectives of lean activities and assist in using the visual management system to identify abnormalities and apply countermeasures.

What you need for this position:

  • Knowledge of industrial engineering principles, required.
    Demonstrated ability to use Continuous Improvement methods to reduce costs and manage projects.
    Demonstrated ability to identify and implement continuous improvement plans, lean manufacturing initiatives, 5S, value stream mapping, statistical process control and six sigma to drive change.
    Must be highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, VISO, etc.)
    Strong attention to detail, self-motivation, innovation and ability to operate autonomously.
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

General Qualities

Minimum 3 years of technical writing experience.
Passion for designing effective and concise documentation.
Proven technical writing skills including new content development.  
Fluent with XML based content management systems.

Education and Experience

Technical, Engineering, or Quality Bachelor’s Degree required
Must be able to read, write and comprehend English
A minimum of three (3) years of experience in process improvement methodologies in a manufacturing environment.


What's in it For You?

  • Competitive pay
  • Outstanding benefits including medical, RX, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) savings plan with Company match

Screening Requirements: Drug screen and Criminal Background Check
AEL-Span is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and a drug free workplace.
Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, gender, age, national origin, color, religion, disability, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, or other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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