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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Company: HarbisonWalker International
Location: Fulton
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Summary
Job Description
The Process Engineering II will analyze processes and use best practices to plan, develop, budget and execute improvement initiatives which will reduce costs and improve safety and quality, resulting in enhanced customer service support and increased profitability. This role will be supporting multiple manufacturing facilities and will have interface with outside commercial customers.
Responsibilities

  • Applying engineering techniques to analyze and assist in the improvement of manufacturing process and products in coordination and in support of HWI's Lean and HBS (HarbisonWalker Business System) efforts; improve efficiency, minimize inconsistencies, avoid waste and reduce downtime to drive improvements in OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency)
  • Leading, facilitating, executing, and managing projects (process and capital) to reduce costs and improve the customer experience by implementing engineering best practices incorporating Lean/Six Sigma tools and methodologies; conducting periodic reviews to ensure that the projects achieve the desired results stated in the justification
  • Working with Operations to develop best practices and standard work to solve manufacturing problems, initiate productivity improvements, drive maintenance excellence initiatives, and identify future opportunities for the overall continual improvement of the plant; review plants KPI monitoring systems and determine ways to improve their ability to meet or exceed company initiatives/goals
  • Preparing, with management guidance, accurate expenditure proposals and/or cost justification analysis; presenting findings to appropriate plant and corporate management
  • Assembling reports to document process status and changes
  • Training, providing instructions, systems, and consultation to site production, maintenance, and engineering personnel to support technical development and assure integration of programs for efficient operation to drive continuous improvement
    Requirements
    • Requires B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical preferred)
    • Requires 2-4 years related experience
    • Requires motivation and ingenuity
    • Requires excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including presentation planning and delivery skills; ability to communicate across all levels of the organization
    • Requires computer operation skills including, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, advanced excel and PowerPoint expertise and Auto Cad engineering software
    • Requires experience using lean and continuous improvement methodology
    • Requires strong strategic thinking and business problem solving skills
    • Requires strong collaboration, interpersonal, communications and leadership skills and a demonstrated track record of making improvements that benefit the organizational results and customer
    • Requires relationship building and change management skills
    • Requires knowledge of ISO 9001 and similar achievement standards
    • Requires ability to lead change initiatives and drive process excellence
    • Requires ability to make a significant change in a variety of environments, with multiple learning experiences
    • Requires experience with data analysis, operations management and business intelligence tools
    • Requires coaching skills with front line employees and supervisors/managers
      About Us
      HarbisonWalker International Background
      With more than 150 years of industry leadership, HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in North America. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company's international network spans North America, Europe, and Asia, with many manufacturing plants, strategically placed global sourcing centers, and technology facilities in both the United States and China. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.
      Are you looking for a career with opportunities to create, build, and participate in the evolution of an industry that's vital to American and global manufacturing? A career with a company whose leadership is committed to business success and making HWI a great place to work? A career that is both challenging and rewarding? A career with professional and personal growth, work-life balance, and the chance to work with exceptional coworkers? Think HWI.
      Our Vision: We will be the first and only call for industry
      Our Mission: Our solutions drive industry performance
      Our Values: We are safety first, trustworthy, sustainable, inclusive, innovative, passionate
      We're actively expanding our team of dedicated, enthusiastic people - particularly in research and development, engineering and manufacturing, product management, and sales. As a dynamic, growing global refractory leader, we offer competitive compensation, benefits packages, and wellness programs.
      As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.

Keywords: HarbisonWalker International, Columbia , Continuous Improvement Engineer, Engineering , Fulton, Missouri

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