Continuous Improvement Specialist

Job Overview

Location
Chatham, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
28 days ago

Additional Details

Experience
Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

Martinrea is a diversified global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development, and manufacturing of metal parts, assemblies and modules, complex fluid management systems, and aluminum products. We employ approximately 15,000 skilled and motivated people at manufacturing, engineering, and technical centers in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Spain, and China. Our business strategy leverages world-class technologies, motivated and talented people, and high-quality products.

  • Our Mission is to make people's lives better by:
  • Delivering outstanding quality products and services to our customers;
  • Providing meaningful opportunity, job satisfaction, and job security for our people;
  • Being positive contributors to our communities; and,
  • Providing superior long-term investment returns to our stakeholders.
  • Our strength is our people
  • We invite you to follow your dreams and explore a challenging and rewarding career at Martinrea.

Job Summary:

  • Responsible to identify and improve the outcomes of manufacturing and operational processes to improve efficiencies, reduce cost and increase customer service

Required Education and Experience:

  • University or College degree in Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 7 years of manufacturing/tooling experience in the automotive industry
  • Clear and precise understanding of automotive OEMs practices and expectations
  • Demonstrated leadership capability with the leading organization for leadership and competency
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Working knowledge of automotive customers
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Occasional travel required

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for execution of guidelines in all aspects of manufacturing
  • Direct involvement in all aspects of safe launch regarding new programs
  • Ability to work independently and draw from experience in all aspects of manufacturing and program leadership
  • Plan, coordinate, lead and participate with various multi-disciplined teams addressing objectives associated with the manufacturing and assembly process, productivity, volume outputs, scrap and rework, quality, safety, and delivery commitments to optimize a profitable operation
  • Risk management, ensuring risk is minimized and the corporate reputation is protected
  • Responsible for providing guidance to the manufacturing facility to setup documentation in accordance with accepted automotive, corporate, and customer standards
  • Involvement inefficient layout of the manufacturing process, and workflow in accordance with lean methodology with the objective of eliminating waste
  • Develop and Provide guidance with a detailed request for quotation for suppliers for tooling, integration, and products of new or potential programs within corporate guidelines
  • Knowledgeable and in constant review of Customer Specific Requirements as applicable
  • Develop and provide guidance for negotiating competitive sourcing of suppliers for all aspects of new programs
  • Develop and provide guidance for a detailed purchase order to suppliers within corporate policy and procedures
  • Develop and provide guidance to the manufacturing facility in the selection of a strong team to have the ability to launch flawlessly
  • Responsible for the development of in-house manufacturing processes, equipment, fixtures, and tooling
  • Develop and provide guidance to error-proof all aspects of the manufacturing and operational process
  • Maintain current knowledge of the overall aspects of the Manufacturing process, new technology, and processes, attending training courses, trade shows, and industry conferences as required
  • Conduct studies and implement project plans to improve production efficiencies, cost reductions, and reduce manufacturing costs
  • Conduct detailed studies providing a detailed action plan and execution for cost reduction, quality improvements, and optimization of the manufacturing process to increase profitability
  • Ensure manufacturing and assembly processes comply with pertinent health, safety, and environmental legislation, practices, and procedures
  • Responsible to protect own health and safety by working in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures
  • Supports the development of Process flow charts, Control Plans, PFMEA, DFMEA, and Proto-type builds
  • Support in the development of a Preventative Maintenance Program for all manufacturing process equipment
  • Troubleshoot process/equipment-related issues and fine-tune processes to eliminate process-induced defects
  • Review processing methods and provide continuous development of manufacturing techniques that will improve in-house capabilities
  • Ensure good housekeeping for the department and the work area is tidy and organized at all times
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement initiatives on all aspects of the job
  • Abide by all Company policies including, but not limited to the following: Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human Resources policies, and the Martinrea Employee Handbook

Physical Demands:

Constant communication with employees, peers, and management

Overtime as required

Martinrea has an accommodation process in place and provides accommodations for employees with disabilities.

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