Integrated Transformer Manufacturing (ITM) Leader

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids, South Boston, VA, USA

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids is currently seeking an Integrated Transformer Manufacturing (ITM) Leader for their South Boston, VA location. In this role, the ITM will be drive sustainable and transformational change across the extended Factory Value Chain, focused on ITM maturity and demonstrated improvement in Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), including Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Cost. Overall responsible to define and implement short, medium, and long-term actions to improve safety, operating efficiency, quality and productivity in the entire value chain, to improve customer satisfaction and reduce operating costs in a safe working environment.

Your Responsibilities

Partners with Factory leadership team in developing and operationalizing the Strategy Deployment process and Operations Center approach. Facilitates development of breakthrough objectives, action plans, KPI’s (Bowlers) and leads in development of Kaizen funnel to support the overall deployment. Lead in operationalizing Strategy Deployment, ensuring effective Factory Standard Work and a connected daily management system
Change agent and champion of a continuous improvement culture focused on waste elimination across the organization using ITM lean methods, processes and tools, such as 5S, Daily Management, Leader Standard Work, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Total Productive Maintenance, etc. Lead all activities in the organization to implement the ITM system and drive improved maturity assessment process to advance the organization through the ITM phases of deployment. Closely monitors ITM Maturity Assessment results and facilitates implementation of actions to lead the organization through the maturity phases; drive to the ideal state of ‘ITM is how we run the business’, via integration of the ITM tools and methods throughout the organization
Drive optimization of KPIs around Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Cost. Analyze KPI’s and drive the RCCM process to get back on track to plan. Facilitate the integration of the HSE and Quality Management system into the ITM system for the organization. Lead and facilitate Cost Take-out for the organization through deployment of ITM tools to drive cost-out and productivity. Own the overall management of RELEX KPI’s and Improvement projects for the Factory, including driving employee ownership and involvement. Develop Financial acumen to ensure priority actions are focused on driving the right improvements in the organization, impacting the bottom line and tied to Strategy Deployment
Create, manage and facilitate the development of Cost-out and productivity projects across the business to achieve targets. Facilitate and train team members in utilization of RELEX reporting of Improvement projects. Ensure effective sustainment of results and support problem solving (Root Cause Countermeasure) as needed to close gaps to targets. Lead in the execution of impactful Cost Take-out projects for the Factory
Build continuous improvement capability through training and implementation of ITM tools and methods. Be the expert on the ITM system, with focus on training and coaching others to build capabilities on the tools and methods to drive process transformation. Build a coaching culture across the organization with focus on Employee Engagement and Accountability. Combine technical knowledge with people and organizational skills to deliver organizational maturity and KPI improvements

Your background

BS degree in engineering or related field and 10+ years of experience in manufacturing environment
Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi ABB Power Grids in the US
5+ years implementing and driving a Lean system (e.g. ITM) implementation across an organization, transformer manufacturing experience preferred
Competencies required include Results Orientation, Strategic Orientation, Teamwork and Collaboration, People Development, Personal Leadership, Change Leadership, Quality Management, Process Management, and Customer Focus
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified, with Lean system development experience.
Excellent communication skills to include specific and technical oral and written skills to internal personnel and external customers
Expertise in rapid response and communication with internal and external stakeholders and Customers; utilizing root cause analysis tools to identify and resolve issues and lead a team to implement change. Strong influencing skills and ability to train, collaborate and influence a continuous improvement mindset across the organization.
Strong analytical skills and well-versed with Office software, Minitab (or equivalent) and other statistical tools

More About Us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join Hitachi ABB Power Grids and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at Hitachi ABB Power Grids Hitachi ABB Power Grids is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular Hitachi ABB Power Grids facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting a Hitachi ABB Power Grids HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi ABB Power Grids career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi ABB Power Grids HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to us-pg-askhr@abb.com. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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