Process Improvement Coordinator - Remote - Central Region

Mansfield, TX, US, 76063

Oldcastle Infrastructure



Job ID:  492722



Oldcastle Infrastructure™, a CRH company, is the leading provider of utility infrastructure solutions for the water, energy, and communications markets throughout North America. We’re more than just a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, or plastic products. We’re a trusted and strategic partner to engineers, contractors, distributors, specifiers, and more. With our network of more than 80 manufacturing facilities and more than 4,000 employees, we’re leading the industry with innovation and a safety-first mindset.


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Job Summary


This position will be a key resource in developing and completing manufacturing process improvement projects, including lean manufacturing implementation and capital improvement projects at locations in the Central Region. These improvement projects will increase profitability, throughput, and quality; improving the Region’s competitive position. This person should be self-motivated and able to work effectively in a decentralized and matrixed team environment. This position will work closely with Production, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, and Environmental Health and Safety.


Job 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 at Regional locations by working with operations and/or sales teams to understand opportunities to apply lean process improvement initiatives and/or capital investment to improve profitability and competitive advantage
  • Provide oversight and guidance, planning, training and mentoring to plant-level teams executing lean process improvement activities
  • Drive manufacturing process change through active hands-on communication and coordination with plant-level teams
  • Optimize plant layout and flow to reduce inefficiencies and reduce costs
  • Oversee and lead plant improvement workshops to identify, diagnose and address bottlenecks and inefficiencies in production processes
  • Provide training on kaizen, 5S and lean tools and techniques
  • Provide follow-up and tracking to ensure identified improvement opportunities are completed as planned
  • Translate operational needs into project requirements and specifications
  • 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


Essential Duties and Functions


  • Establish close working relationships with manufacturing personnel to ensure safety, quality, and productivity requirements are met by providing technical training and technical assistance
  • Facilitate communication forums for plant-based subject matter experts and provide technical assistance to plant management and engineering staff who will manage non-major projects
  • Ensure that the policies, practices, and equipment running in plants comply the Operational Excellence framework and best practices
  • Identify and manage innovation opportunities for operations
  • Lead preparation of assigned capital project white papers and scopes in cooperation with local and business leadership teams
  • Administer standards for next-level plant design that support long-term commercial strategies
  • Lead hyper care of large capital projects to ensure a seamless transition into plant operations
  • Identify and support sustainability opportunities inside operations
  • Work with Engineering, Operations, Safety, Quality on new equipment LOTO procedures and practices
  • Develop and execute standard processes to evaluate, procure, assess, and install new plant equipment
  • Conduct operational audits as requested by your manager


Minimum Qualifications


  • 3+ years of manufacturing experience
  • In depth knowledge and practical experience applying lean manufacturing methodologies to support continuous production operations
  • Quality control/maintenance experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Track record of achieving positive results using lean manufacturing techniques
  • Competency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, and experience with ERP/MRP systems and project management tools
  • Effective team builder and leader with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team within a highly matrixed environment
  • Ability to lead multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Working knowledge and experience with project management software programs
  • Strong organizational and communication skills


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive 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 Infrastructure, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Feb 7, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Business Process, Supply Chain, Plant Manager, ERP, Chemical Engineer, Management, Operations, Manufacturing, Technology, Engineering