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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Wright City, MO, US, 63390

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Architectural Glass & Metal

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® is the leading supplier of value-added, glazing-focused, interior, and exterior products and services. We design, engineer, test, and manufacture solutions in engineered curtain walls, storefronts, and entrances, architectural glass, shower enclosures, glazing hardware, windows, railings, and more.




The Continuous Improvement Specialist role in our Wright City location isn’t just a job - it’s a career opportunity with a great company. We want to lean into your expertise to help us get better. We will give you what you need to do your job, and you will get to lead, every single day.


This role is perfect for the individual who approaches their work in a professional manner and who loves to lead a dynamic team. If that sounds like you, come join this industry leader!


Job Summary


The Continuous Improvement Specialist is responsible for overseeing and managing process improvement activities to drive operational excellence at the facility. The position reports directly to the General Manager of the facility with a dotted line reporting to the Director of Operational Excellence. 



Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Implement and manage the Operational Excellence (OpEx) system to support and drive efforts within the facility leadership team and with employee-based process teams to achieve zero harm, improve quality, reduce waste, and maximize process performance.


  • Develop facility level OpEx roll out strategy, initiatives, activities, coaching and training
  • Facilitate workshops and improvement projects utilizing OpEx tools and methods
  • Continue to sustain and improve the existing Quality Management System at the facility, which includes employee training, standard work, process control plans, and employee continuous improvement teams.
  • Drive lean manufacturing principles such as constraint management, one-piece flow production, pull systems, workplace organization and setup reduction
  • Initiate and manage investigations into process issues and quality issues (internal & external) to identify root causes, develop corrective actions, and implement solutions
  • Seek best practices from other OBE locations and external sources, as well as document and share local best practices to help accelerate implementation throughout the organization
  • Monitor, track, and report implementation plans and progress in pursuit of KPI’s
  • Ensure constant application of company procedures and policies


Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field from a four-year college or university
  • Two or more years of relevant experience working in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Desire to learn the glass fabrication business and manufacturing operations to advance into higher levels of facility management


Skills and Capabilities


  • Practical experience leading kaizen events and facilitating the use of lean manufacturing tools
  • Previous experience developing and implementing quality management systems, including but not limited to, tools such as PFMEA, control plans, standardized work and layer audits
  • Ability to influence-decision makers in the organization
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced and changing work environment
  • Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated ability to teach, coach and persuade
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate and present information effectively with various audiences at the site level.
  • Previous experience autonomously managing projects and teams within budgetary and time constraints
  • High degree of technical aptitude with a demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes, logistics flows, and use of various computer software programs.
  • Regular and predictable attendance, and adherence to all safety policies and procedures
  • Working on-site will be required
  • Occasional travel to domestic sites







What OBE 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 OBE


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


OBE is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:  Sep 7, 2022

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

Job Segment: Facilities, Testing, Business Process, Design Engineer, Fabrication, Operations, Technology, Management, Engineering, Manufacturing