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Continuous Improvement Manager - Easton, PA

Easton, PA, US, 18040

Oldcastle APG
APG North

 

Job ID:  411019

 

Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading global supplier of building and landscaping products. Its product portfolio includes hardscapes and masonry, packaged cement mixes, lawn and garden materials, and composite decking sold through a variety of channels for residential and commercial use. Oldcastle APG is the leading producer of hardscapes in North America and Europe and the innovator behind many of the industry’s well-known brands: Belgard hardscapes, Echelon masonry, Sakrete bagged dry mixes, and MoistureShield composite decking. With over 260 operating locations and approximately 8,500 employees, Oldcastle APG operates across 7 countries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Develop, evaluate and improve production methods utilizing lean tools, knowledge of product design, materials and parts, tooling and production equipment capabilities, process methods, and quality control standards
  • Help identify opportunities for significant improvement by working with operations and/or sales teams to understand opportunities to apply lean process improvement initiatives
  • Provide oversight and guidance, planning, training, and mentoring to plant-level teams implementing continuous flow production processes
  • Drive manufacturing process change through active hands-on communication and coordination with plant-level teams
  • Oversee and lead plant improvement workshops to identify, diagnose and address bottlenecks and inefficiencies in production processes
  • Provide follow-up and tracking to ensure identified improvement opportunities are completed as planned and teams are accountable to the process
  • Translate operational needs into project requirements and specifications
  • Responsible for execution and implementation of current Cap-Ex projects, as well as development of Cap-Ex strategy
  • Force rank improvement opportunities – develop and implement project analysis techniques and processes to select opportunities that optimize the following desired attributes: Profit impact, Time to complete, Complexity, Risk, Cost to Implement

 

Education/Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or related degree or the equivalent in relevant experience
  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience in make-to or engineered-to-order plan environment
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience applying lean manufacturing methodologies to support continuous production operations.  Track record of achieving positive results using lean manufacturing techniques
  • Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt preferred
  • Demonstrable experience leading manufactured cost improvements
  • Industry experience in concrete manufacturing or building products sectors
  • Effective team builder and leader with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team within a highly matrixed environment

 

What CRH Offers You

 

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

 

 

About CRH

 

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.

 

If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!

 

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

 

 

 

Date Posted:  Jun 21, 2022


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