Titulo del puesto:
Continuous Improvement Specialist

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Ubicación: Goodyear, AZ
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Goodyear, AZ
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We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 "America’s Best Large Employers" and a "Best Employer for Diversity." As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

1. Focus on Output and Efficiency metrics.
2. Drive daily shop floor lean improvements by eliminating waste, improving flow, and deploying Built In Quality and Just In Time solutions.
3. Conduct daily point Kaizen activities and frequent "low/medium complexity" Kaizen events on work stations.
4. Engage Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees to expose sources of waste and address them systematically.
5. Provide lean tools and training to shop floor associates and shop floor leaders,
6. Utilize metrics to prioritize focus areas and demonstrate impact of lean improvement actions.
7. Actively cultivate lean culture among Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees, reinforcing Lean Management Tools and Disciplines, such as A3 process, MDI, Tiered Management, and others.
8. Provide visible, high energy, inspiring personal leadership in the drive to deploy lean culture and lean process improvements on the shop floor.

* Develop and maintain detailed Value Stream Maps, Process Models, and Work Station design models that govern the operational performance of the production lines or other areas, as assigned
* Prioritize and elevate visibility of "next in" improvement opportunities for assigned production lines or other areas, as assigned.
* Establish a playbook or point kaizen and larger kaizen event priorities to support short-term and medium-term output and efficiency targets for assigned production lines or other areas, as assigned.
* Personally lead daily Kaizen events to realize most impactful short and medium term improvement opportunities.
* Utilize daily Kaizen event leadership as opportunity to coach and mentor Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees to gain point kaizen skills and develop their own lean tool and skill proficiency.
* Serve as primary coach and engaged working partner with Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees, to cultivate a Lean culture of continuous daily improvement.
* Actively deploy and leverage Lean Process tools and disciplines, including, but not limited to Waste Reduction, Flow Improvements, Built In Quality, Just In Time, Tiered Management, A3 Process, Toyota Kata, MDI, and similar tools and structures.
* Provide visible, high energy, and inspiring leadership in the drive to deploy lean process improvements across assigned production areas, with particular focus on Tier 1 and Tier 2 level employees.
* Deliver on-the-job coaching and occasional formal training to Tier 1 and Tier 2 level employees
* May include up to 1 direct reports, including other Lean Management employees or others, as assigned.

* Preferred experience as a Lean operations practitioner, industrial engineer, or manufacturing engineer in a lean operations environment
* Perform in a tactful, professional and flexible manner with sensitivity to diverse backgrounds and opinions with a strong ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
* Strategic thinking and change management capabilities
* Drive results through persuasiveness and influencing skills; organize self and others with timely follow through and execution
* Coaching, facilitation, and project management skills
* Build highly effective relationships, develop people, and create high-performing teams

"Be Orange. Be You" is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook.

Benefits include, and are not limited to:

* Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
* Health Savings Account contributions
* Paid holidays plus PTO
* 401(k) plan & contributions
* Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities
* Charity contributions
* Nationwide career opportunities

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today.
* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects
** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners

In 2023, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protect

Posting City:
Goodyear, AZ