Manufacturing Excellence Manager

Ravenswood, West Virginia 26164

Post Date: 01/08/2018 Job ID: 945 Pay Rate: 125000

Manufacturing Excellence Manager

To successfully manage and execute sustainable process improvement, it is critical that a dedicated resource is organizing, aligning and leading Manufacturing Excellence (ME) processes leveraging Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies driving effective solution sustainment.

This role will focus on continuous improvement projects and initiatives driving improvement in EHS First, Product Quality, On Time Delivery, OEE, and Cost performance – all while developing ME competency in the organization.

This role’ s time will be balanced 50/50 between project management and shop floor execution.


Leads the Manufacturing Excellence process in their respective APU to improve EHS First, Product Quality, On Time Delivery, OEE and Cost performance by leveraging Lean Six Sigma methodologies ranging from visual lean systems to automated controls driven to effectively “ sustain the gains” achieved.

•             Provides Manufacturing Excellence expertise to the APU

•             Manages the strategy deployment process within the APU

•             Maintains APU KPI’ s communicates status to ensure APU alignment

•             Leads continuous improvement projects leveraging cross functional teams to execute the strategy

•             Ensures continuous improvement competency is embedded at all levels of the APU organization

•             Facilitates Problem Solving Workshops leveraging the Constellium tools and methodologies

•             Contributes to new process design to ensure effective solutions are embedded at the onset

Coordinates within and between APU’ s to ensure alignment


•             Has a passion for continuous improvement

•             Leads in a “ team based” context

•             Drives a sense of urgency & decisiveness with regard to project execution and solution effectiveness

•             Encourages process rigor & discipline within the manufacturing excellence context

•             Leverages a “ systems” approach to continuous improvement and KPI sustainment

•             Develops Manufacturing Excellence competency in the organization

•             Acts as a model of transparency with the highest ethical standards

•             Transforms the technically complex into simple, manageable and stable processes



•             Four year technical degree with minimum five years aluminum industry experience, or…

•             Four year technical degree with minimum ten years industry experience, or…

•             Fifteen years industry (preferably aluminum) experience with significant project experience

•             Master’ s degree preferred

•             Black Belt or Green Belt certification preferred and/or must be willing to become LSS Black Belt certified

•             Has strong technical knowledge of continuous improvement processes

•             Strong skills as related to Lean Transformation & Lean Six Sigma

Michelle Abel

Michelle Abel, CPC, is the founder of Corporate & Technical Recruiters, Inc. She began her career after completing her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Emory University. Before founding CTR, she was a partner and CFO in a national recruiting firm. Michelle went on to establish her own firm as CEO of Corporate & Technical Recruiters. CTR's clients have a global presence and offer positions in marketing, sales, management, technology, engineering and accounting. With over 20 years of experience in the personnel field, Michelle's dedication to service makes her a leader in the industry.

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