NOTE: This position can be based anywhere in the US near major airport.
Responsible for the development, implementation, support and documentation of the Ply Gem Windows Manufacturing Excellence System (PGW MES). Facilitates the implementation of all aspects of PGW MES through direct support at all manufacturing facilities within the windows division. Works directly with division and plant leadership on the implementation and sustainment of the PGW MES. The Ply Gem Windows Manufacturing Excellence System is a newly structured, comprehensive, daily performance business system currently being implemented on model manufacturing lines and will be replicated across all Ply Gem Windows facilities. In addition, this role will also be responsible for initiating and directing continuous improvement projects that: reduce material waste, improve quality of product and processes, increase productivity of production lines and other cost improvement efforts in order to improve profitability.
This position provides individuals a unique opportunity to develop a well-rounded knowledge of windows manufacturing since the implementation of the Manufacturing Excellence System will encompass all aspects of the operation’s business system. Individuals will routinely interact with all levels of plant and division staff through events, meetings, reviews, and daily improvement activities. This position requires a hands-on, on the production floor, daily commitment mentality driven to implement and sustain systematic improvement. One of the expectations of these positions is for the individuals to develop skill sets that lead to opportunities with division and plant leadership as part of the organization’s succession planning.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or related discipline or equivalent combination of experience and education. Experience working in a discrete, lean manufacturing environment is preferred.
Ten or more years’ experience in process/manufacturing engineering is preferred. Specific technical knowledge may be required as applicable.
Safety and quality minded. Organized and detail oriented. Self-motivated and team oriented. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts. Knowledge of MS Office applications required.
U.S. based travel 50% to 75%