Monday, 8 June 2015

Kaizen Coordinator

Kaizen Coordinator – RTS Global Partners

Position Summary: Reporting to the Plant Manager, the candidate will ensure the effective functioning of continuous improvement of the business plan

Identifies and eliminates waste and non-value added activities through continuous improvement in all products and services. 

Responsible for improving the business through the involvement and empowerment of entire workforce

Performs a wide range of Continuous Improvement activities including but not limited to planning / developing / documenting Kaizen events, performing 6-S audits, process mapping, capability studies, root cause analysis, coordination of all department and other support areas during Kaizen activities

Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Ability to lead Kaizen weekly with the team
  • Ability to develop and use established Kaizen tools
  • Ability to train Kaizen to a team
  • Fosters positive relationships within the plant and between the Kaizen teams and the business organization.
  • Trains all levels within the organization to develop the mix of skills and abilities ensuring successful plant behaviors.
  • Performs extensive data collection and tracking including but not limited to labor productivity, rework, raw material inventory, overtime, to identify and address plant opportunities.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a business culture, which supports the company's overall business objectives and goals by providing leadership in issues that involve "cost, quality, process, schedule and people".
  • Ensure the company's commitment to maintain of a business a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations.
  • Prepare, executes, revises and measures progress of continuous improvement plans.
  • Secure critical resources for lean transformation. Develop the lean knowledge of high potential candidates throughout the organization.
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Manufacturing and or Industrial) preferred
  • Master's Degree in MBA or MS (Manufacturing Engineering or Management) preferred
  • PE License and 6-Sigma Black Belt preferred

Mandatory Minimum 10 years in Manufacturing - serving as a change agent with ability to lead business improvement projects

Required Skills
  • Strong process documentation, procedure, and quality background
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to establish priorities, multi-task and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work with large volumes of process data and with statistical methods.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Time management and understanding of Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational planning and communication skills
Physical Requirements

Must be able to work in a fast pace environment

Safety Expectations
  • Be responsible for safety awareness in all jobs to help eliminate injuries to yourself and your team members.
  • Learn and follow all safety requirements. Failure to do so will result in displinary action.
  • Constantly check for safety hazards and ensure problems are rectified promptly.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Report to work fit for duty and not affected by alcohol, drugs, medications or other harmful influences
  • Actively participate in safety improvement activities.
  • Report any unsafe practices by coworkers or contractors.
  • Immediately report all injuries and other safety incidents.
  • If you are injured return to work as soon as possible to appropriate duties.
Quality Outline
  • Ensure employees are aware of ISO procedures and work instructions.
  • Find resolution to issues found by quality inspectors, customers or customer service.
  • Ensure employees are completing DPR's (Defect Prevention Reports) at prescribed intervals.
  • Ensure employees use proper fixtures and templates at prescribed intervals.
  • Review weekly measurements on communicating measurement boards (safety, quality, production) and drive improvements based on KPI's (key performance indicators).
  • Ensure that all non-conforming material is renewed and processed on a daily basis. Confirm that all procedures are being followed. Re-train as needed.
  • Ensure Employees understand the calibration refinement for employee and company owned tools.
  • Ensure employees complete all paperwork accurately.
Application Process
If your experience and qualifications match the required profile, please send your detailed CV, clearly showing examples of relevant experience, with the subject “Kaizen Coordinator”, to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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