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Operational Excellence Lead

Date: Nov 20, 2022

Location: Horse Cave, KY, US

Company: Dart Container

Are you an experienced professional looking to implement and create positive change within an organization? 

  

Dart Container is seeking an Operational Excellence Lead to help lead the continuous improvement initiatives designed to eliminate non-value added activities while improving operational excellence throughout our manufacturing and corporate departments. 

  

With a foundation built on honesty, integrity, teamwork and respect for the individual, we’ve created a workplace where people who share our values thrive. We also invest in providing an environment centered on safety, community, health and wellness.

 

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations, Engineering or other manufacturing related field with two (2) years of continuous improvement experience in a manufacturing environment, OR
  • High school diploma or equivalent with five (5) years of continuous improvement experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong understanding and demonstrated experience in the areas of Continuous Improvement, Operational Excellence, Lean principals, statistics and data analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Ability to apply improvement concepts to continuous, non-discreet, manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work load, and respond to changing business demands 
  • Ability to learn and understand materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experienced in optimizing the performance of one or more of the following:
    • Factory systems and line process inputs
    • Information flow
    • Raw materials flow, conveyance, blending, and drying systems
    • Continuous process operations
    • Quality systems for defect elimination
    • EHS systems for a safe working environment
    • Operational systems for waste elimination

Preferred Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Industrial Engineering
  • Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and packaging industrial experience
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Lean / 6 Sigma Certification, American Society for Quality Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence or American Society for Quality Certified Quality Engineer
  • Experience with the following methodologies and practices: FMEA, Kaizen, Lean tools, 5S, Visual Factory Aids, SMED concepts, VSM, VOC and Poke Yoke 

Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

https://www.dartcontainer.com/eeoaa/

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at applicationassistance@dart.biz for assistance.


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