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Lean Manager

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Located In:  Tulsa, OK
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Division: 
Location:  Tulsa, OK
Start Date:  2018-07-23
Requisition #:  R4019-1
Positions Available: 
Department: 
 801 N Xanthus Tulsa Oklahoma 74110-4949

Why Valmont
 

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This individual contributor positions is responsible for assisting in Lean transformation for Tulsa Operations, as directed by the Senior Plant Manager.  The incumbent will coach, plant managers, managers, supervisors and staff in the applications of Lean tools and processes including Kaizen events and key metrics associated with ongoing Lean improvement.  This position will also be responsible for assisting the Lean journey by implementing and utilizing Lean Principles and Methodologies.  The role of the site Lean Manager is to champion the use of effective tools to improve operations, measure success and deliver ever-improving results.  This position will build strong relationships throughout the organization to establish trust and credibility in the methodologies of Lean.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify and prioritize improvement opportunities
  • Identify improvement opportunity participants
  • Provide relevant training
  • Lead, facilitate, and identify ownership of action plans for improvement opportunity events
  • Ensure sustainment of improvement opportunity events utilizing Lean Roadmap tools
  • Provide specified communication (including visual management) throughout the improvement opportunity events
  • Assist and facilitate the utilization of solid problem solving methodology to assist in action item generation for strategy deployment targets
  • SQDC to Valmont Standards
  • Mentor Lean certification 3A participants through their required Lean events
  •  Assist in the execution and evaluation of the Lean assessment
  •  Schedule, support, and summarize/report the Lean Steering Committee meetings
  •  Identify barriers to achieving results and provide direct communicate to leadership and utilize SKIP process if necessary
  •  Facilitate the celebration and communication of successful improvement opportunities

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Responsible for determining resource requirements, training needs, and internal control procedures that address relevant objectives within Tulsa Operations
  • Provide specified communication (including visual management) throughout the improvement opportunity event
  • Assist in the execution and evaluation of the Lean assessment
  • Schedule, support and summarize/report the Lean Steering Committee meetings
  • Facilitate the celebration and communication of successful improvement opportunities

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Preferred Bachelors with 6+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 8+ years relevant experience or 10+ years relevant experience
  • A solid understanding of Lean principles and methodology
  • 5 years of driving Lean or continuous improvement transformation
  • A professional Lean Certification and commitment to continuous Lean learning
  • Demonstrated experience effectively managing others while facilitating and delivering results to a business
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Share Point, Internet Explorer
  • Effective facilitation skill set for interaction with all levels of the organization
  • Other professional job duties as required

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Preferred facilitation/coaching experience at TPM events, Standard Work Events, SMED events, RCA's manufacturing and administrative value stream improvement projects
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is performed in a factory setting, with most of the time being spent moving around different areas of manufacturing and shipping areas. The incumbent is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. This position will be exposed to all hazards located at manufacturing sites including noise, fumes, excessive heat/cold, dust, welding arc, all chemicals associated with the manufacturing areas, fire, smoke, unstable debris and confined spaces. Environment is fast-paced and demanding most of the time. This position will require long days to support the Lean initiative for a multi-site, four shift, seven day a week operation.

The employee is frequently required to use hands to fingers, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrist rests. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds in working with large files, binders, computer equipment and shop equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

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Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

Applications accepted through August 22, 2018

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Valmont is recognized throughout the world as an industry leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving agricultural irrigation equipment.  We design, manufacture and sell irrigation equipment; lighting, utility and communications poles, towers and structures; and fabricated industrial products.  We also provide custom coatings services.

Coatings. Valmont is a leading provider of metal coating services.  Our finishes, which include galvanizing, painting and anodizing, protect metal products around the world from corrosion.

Irrigation. As the pioneering leader and the world's largest manufacturer of mechanized irrigation equipment, Valmont hopes to feed the world and conserve fresh water resources.

Structures. Valmont's quality engineered structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication, highway safety and access systems provide safety and order for customers around the world.

Tubing and Other Industrial Operations. Valmont specializes in additional industrial operations that include: custom steel tubing for a variety of industries; forged steel grinding media for the mining industry; electrolytic manganese dioxide for disposable batteries; and the distribution of industrial fasteners.

Utility. Utility relies on Valmont's substation structures and steel, spun concrete and hybrid transmission and distribution poles to bring power to customers in North America and emerging global markets.

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