Operations Excellence Lead

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Valcor specializes in the design and manufacture of Solenoid Valves and control components for liquids and gases in critical applications in the aerospace, nuclear, light industrial and scientific industries.

Valcor is one of the largest and most recognized suppliers of fluid control products in the aircraft, aerospace, and military fields. In fact, almost every airborne vehicle depends on Valcor in some way.

Valcor’s strength and reputation are the result of delivering high-quality, reliable fluid control products to customers with unique and hard-to-handle applications. Our heritage of more than six decades of technical innovation and reliable performance is evident in every valve we manufacture and supply to customers. Valcor’s professional production staffs take pride in applying their skills, with the latest technology and equipment, to create truly superior products.

Thus, the millions of diverse valves we’ve made have one basic thing in common: QUALITY.

Job Title Operations Excellence Lead
Location Springfield, NJ
Benefits Company Sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Company Matching 401(k)
Compensation Compensation commensurate with experience/education

We are seeking an Operational Excellence Lead to become an integral part of our team. The role is responsible for supporting achievement of Valcor’s goals on Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost through the use of Lean Manufacturing methodologies. Reporting to the Manager of Operational Excellence, he/she will assist in facilitating continuous improvement events through the use of Op Ex tools rooted in TPS principles.

This is a hands on, self-motivated position that is expected to interact with employees at every level, as well as help promote a culture of continuous improvement across all functions within the organization.

Key Responsibilities
  • Drive a metrics based, data driven culture with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Monitor and analyze metrics to identify trends or opportunities where cost savings/cost avoidance and/or quality improvements can be realized
  • Effectively deploy Lean/CI methods into the organization
  • Partner with Manufacturing and Quality to reduce scrap/rework through Lean/CI initiatives
  • Facilitate company-wide kaizen activities to produce tangible cost savings
  • Provide timely and accurate project status to all organizational levels
  • Develop and maintain process maps for project and process improvement efforts
  • Assist key suppliers with the adoption of Lean Methodologies
  • Interface with customers to adopt best practices where possible
  • Implement and embrace a visual workplace to include metrics, 6S, and standard work
  • Drive a culture of accountability, attention to detail and strict adherence to Valcor Personal Guarantee Program and Quality Management System
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Technical Capacity
  • Business Acumen
  • Bias for action
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Presentation Skills
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Engineering, or other related field of study
  • 3-5 years of Operational Excellence/Continuous Improvement/Lean Manufacturing experience
  • DMAIC Green Belt or equivalent; Lean, TPM, or Six Sigma experience and/or certification
  • Project Management experience leading/managing large cross-functional projects and timelines
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Visio and MS PowerPoint
  • Experience training and coaching others in problem solving methodologies is preferred
  • Statistical analysis software experience (i.e. Minitab), preferred