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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Ducommun Incorporated Appleton, WI

Appleton, WI
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Operational Excellence Leader

Job Description

Ducommun is a global provider of manufacturing and engineering services, developing innovative electronic, engineered and structural solutions for complex applications in aerospace, defense and industrial markets. Our full-service collaborative approach, broad capabilities and value-added services like new product introduction, supply chain strategies and program management deliver value for our customers and innovative solutions for their complex electronic and structural needs.

The site operational excellence leader will provide continuous improvement support to the manufacturing facility teams by leading projects, implementing new practices, and procedures.

Work closely with the Director of Operational Excellence and the General Managers to align continuous improvement projects with business key performance indicators

Lead improvement teams utilizing the Six Sigma methodology and lean techniques, track project schedule, benefits, and other key metrics

Assures effective customer service and relations by implementing processes to deliver quality products on time

Support the Director of Operational Excellence in standardization of processes and training material as specified in rolling out Operational Excellence Strategy

Adhere to General Requirements of Team Members

Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

Perform other assignments as required

Skills & Qualifications

Bachelors degree in engineering (ME, IE or EE)

7 to 15 years minimum experience in manufacturing

Experienced and certified Black-Belt, Green-Belt or Lean Expert, or able to achieve certification within 18 months

Must be a proven leader and team player, with a track record in change management

Strong team builder, mentor, and coach

Demonstrated ability to implement new techniques and continuous improvement programs at all levels of manufacturing operations

Understanding and minimum 5 years experience with world class manufacturing principles including JIT, Demand Flow, Lean

Manufacturing, and Six Sigma techniques

Facilitation, negotiation, and conflict management skills

Computer skills - intermediate level

Ability to communicate verbally and in written form with people at all levels inside and outside the company