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Continuous Improvement Leader Production Supervisor - United States  

Becton Dickinson (company)

Posted on : 04 April 2017

Project Description

Job Description
The Continuous Improvement Leader/Production supervisor will be responsible for the following continuous improvement and production activities: 
  • Assignment and coordination of daily workflow for the manufacture of dehydrated culture media product in the  plant
  • Overseeing the manufacturing operation in the Pep tone manufacturing, Fine Chemical, Maintenance/ Engineering and Security functions
  • Must have understanding of equipment, process and procedures related to product manufacture. 
  • Responsibilities include the assignment and coordination of union workforce activities within a bio processing production operation
  • Providing leadership to hourly associates in order to meet departmental quality, cost and safety goals 
  • Assures compliance to appropriate regulatory requirements
  • May be required to rotate shift coverage
  • Responsible for driving and delivering continuous improvement activities at the facility
  • In collaboration with the LT work to interpret improvement opportunities and translate into an executable plant strategy as well as helping to define goals, objectives and metrics

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead continuous improvement teams and activities, including 5S blitzes, shift-startup, updating PVD boards etc.
  • Balance their time between production needs and Continuous Improvement site leader responsibilities, primary focus will be continuous improvement activities
  • Implementing and tracking cost saving initiated to meet financial targets associated with continuous improvement initiatives
  • Coordinate planning and production activity control
  • Maintain departmental records, such as equipment cleaning documentation and equipment maintenance records
  • Train and document new associates or current associates in new skills or retraining, to include safety, quality, SOPs and PM
  • Direct work activities of the employees in the departments specified above
  • Drive LDMS and culture across the manufacturing department
  • Manage the KAS program, responsible for tracking and allocating resources to close KAS in order to meet the departmental KAS goals
  • Must work with employees at all plant levels and with cross functional areas in and out of site to drive CI along entire Value Stream

Minimum Required experience: 
  • BS degree in natural/biological science, technical or engineering discipline(such as industrial or manufacturing)
  • Minimum of 2 years Supervisory experience; with background managing minimum 5 direct report associates
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in LEAN/Continuous Improvement projects skillsets working in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong influencing skills, Managerial Courage, and conflict resolution skillsets
  • Ability to prioritize and complete Lean projects, Plant Metrics, Lean Reports, special projects, and other goals and responsibilities as required.
  • Experience working in an unionized environment
  • Excellent English Communication skills (Both Oral and Written)

Preferred Experience:
  • A working knowledge of lean manufacturing and six sigma tools is desirable.
  • Experience with SAP is desirable