Continuous Improvement Manager

Atkore International
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  • Post Date: Jun 24, 2019
  • Start Date: 6/24/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Atkore International Group Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Electrical Raceway products, primarily for the non-residential construction and renovation markets, and Mechanical Products & Solutions for the construction and industrial markets. Our mission is to be the customer’s first choice for electrical raceway and mechanical products and solutions, by providing unmatched quality, delivery and value based on sustainable excellence in strategy, people and processes.

Our business is comprised of two reporting segments, Electrical Raceway and Mechanical Products & Solutions, with total annual revenue of $1.6 B. Electrical Raceway has 2 business units, Cable Solutions and Conduit & Fittings, totaling just over $1B in annual revenue. Mechanical Products is a stand-alone business unit with about $600M in annual revenue.

Our global locations include 58 manufacturing and distribution centers in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, and New Zealand with over 3,600 employees.

We are currently searching for a Continuous Improvement Manager for our Conduit & Fittings Business Unit. Reporting to the Director of C & F Atkore Business Systems, this person will be responsible for planning, establishing, implementing, and maintaining continuous improvement programs, as well as a variety of health, safety and environmental programs.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of similar work experience in a manufacturing operation. Experience in lean manufacturing or business system based company is required.

Additional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Lean Daily Management (Atkore Business System)

Identify and create Standard Processes throughout the organization.

Lead process improvement workshops and improvement projects to drive business results across the organization.

Partner with all functions to define process capabilities, assess gaps and develop gap closure plans.

Ensure site level goals and metrics are aligned to the Conduit and Fittings business strategy.

Engage the plant teams in setting specific goals around Lean initiatives. This includes working with leadership to drive overall improvements in specific areas to drive Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

Provide functional leadership with awareness, knowledge and guidance of Lean principles, methodologies and tools to support achievement of ABS business objectives.

Plan and facilitate kaizen activities/events across the designated region.

Plan, coordinate, and teach Lean tools to employees in the designated region.

Safety & Environment

Ensure a safe working environment for all employees by implementing and observing federal, state and local laws, regulations, rules and codes

Assist with all S & E recordkeeping and reporting requirements

Develop controls for identified hazards, coordinate the implementation of controls from result of hazard analysis.

Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the hazard control system, policies, and procedures and recommend changes that reflect improved opportunities to eliminate work place accidents and injuries.

Participate with investigations into employee inquiries, suggestions and complaints.

Monitor, revise, and implement ongoing updates in safety regulations, laws or reporting requirements

Performing other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 7years of similar work experience in a manufacturing operation; or an equivalent number of years of education and work experience required.

Master’s degree is preferred

Six Sigma Black Belt preferred. At a minimum Six Sigma Green Belt.

History leading and supporting Kaizen events (5S, SMED, Kanban, TPM etc.).

Knowledge of manufacturing processes and technology preferred.

Possess a high level of technical expertise, ability to apply skills to continuous process improvement while maintaining maximum levels of safety

Ability to influence and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization from senior management to hourly employees.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to occasionally work off shift to provide training and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives to all production shifts.

Ability to work both as a member of a team, a team leader or as an individual contributor.

Experience developing and documenting Standard Work for all levels of the organization.

Must be able to travel 50 - 75% of the time

All associates must embrace and foster and environment that supports our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.

Our Culture Drives Value

Atkore’s culture is created from the disciplined use of the Atkore Business System (ABS), which is a critical part of our mission and a foundational system based on excellence in People, Strategy, and Processes, tied together with Lean Daily Management (LDM) to manage and sustain the business we have today, and Strategy Deployment Process (SDP) to create the business we aspire to become.

Having the right talent in the right roles enables successful ABS execution, improves our customer’s experience, and delivers breakthrough results. Said another way, that’s how we win!

Great Leaders Drive Value

Atkore is committed to creating an engaged and aligned workplace that helps drive an accountable and performance-based culture. Our team possesses a willingness to strive for breakthrough results, stays focused on being standout leaders, and fully supports decisions of the Company after robust debate. We consistently live the Atkore mission, learn our strategic priorities and link behaviors to those priorities, all in a way that’s consistent with our core values. Together, we build stronger leaders and improve customer satisfaction which positively increases the overall value of the enterprise.

Atkore Delivers Value to You

By joining Atkore, you can expect to receive a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, as well as life, accident and disability insurance. In addition, Atkore offers wellness programs and employee assistance resources to help employees achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Our dedicated employees are recognized for their commitment to our customers and making our company better than it was the day before.

Atkore International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Atkore International is a diverse company that believes its employees are the foundation for investing in its future, through the understanding that awareness and acceptance of our individual difference enhance inclusion and promote engagement and alignment. Diversity and inclusion are keys to growing our business and providing a work environment that fosters contributions by all employees.

Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!

Contact Details

Name: Atkore International Inc
Ph: 708-915-1744

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