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LSS Black Belt

Company: Shurtape Technologies, LLC
Location: Hickory
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Job Description:


The main responsibility of the position is to support the leadership team in achieving cost, revenue, service, and quality objectives via progression towards world class levels; and developing a sustained Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement culture.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

* Works with various departments to provide project leadership as it pertains to cost savings, quality improvement, service improvement, and/or new product development projects. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

* Collaborates with Plant Management, Quality Management, Product Management, etc. to identify and reduce/eliminate chronic sources of customer complaints, raw material quality issues, waste/scrap, and improve production inefficiencies.

* Works closely with Executive and Plant Leadership to select appropriate projects.

* Leads and facilitates improvement projects, utilizing Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

* Provides leadership and mentoring to the organization.

* Performs capability and other statistical assessments with appropriate follow-up work to reduce variability and/or achieve OEE targets.

* Provides summaries, conclusions, and presentations related to project completion and findings.

* Creates key process ows and/or value stream maps.

* Develops recommendations and implements improvements to support corporate and plant goals, requirements, and sustainment of improvements.

* Acts as a technical resource for key products and processes.

* Assists with the maintenance of our ISO system to the appropriate standard. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

* Support for ISO quality systems at the corporate and/or plant level.

* Initiates/revises work instructions.

* Customer complaint investigations.

* Re nement of our testing frequencies and methods based on customer needs and statistical analysis.

* Gage R&R studies.

* Completes yearly objectives set forth by Management

* Promote use of Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools (DMAIC, Lean, Kaizen, Supplier, and Design for Six Sigma).

* Conduct classroom instruction for Yellow Belts and Green Belts, as well as Executive/Project Sponsor Workshop and Project Identification and Selection Workshops.

* Coaching and mentoring of Yellow and Green Belt teams.

* Facilitate/support other business initiatives as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Extensive knowledge & experience of working with Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement and problem-solving tools and techniques.

* Proven experience in implementing and delivering results for cross functional Lean Six Sigma Continuous Improvement project teams, preferably in both manufacturing and transactional environments.

* Ability to understand and constructively challenge current practices in the search for continuous improvement.

* Experience in coaching individuals and teams through change to deliver improvements.

* Self-directed, yet team oriented work style; creative, problem solving, and assertive; keen ability to prioritize independently with minimal direction beyond initial direction and focus; possesses a high level of initiative and independent work ethic; detail-oriented and comfortable in a result-oriented environment.

* Exceptional interpersonal skills; possesses an ability to proficiently communicate verbally and in writing with customers, suppliers, and at various levels in the organization. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and build business relationships at various levels in the organization. Capability to develop and communicate multi-level plans.

* Analytical; strong mathematical aptitude; possesses a natural ability to translate, calculate, interpret, and communicate data; excellent numerical and measurement skills.

* Extensive spreadsheet and database management skills; advanced user of Excel and Minitab for varying, non-routine, ad hoc statistical analyses and specialized tool development. Capable of analyzing and utilizing data, without becoming lost in the detail.

* Can think/ act / react strategically and systematically (i.e. solution oriented rather than xating on obstacles).

* Ability to multi-task and prioritize work for self and teams whilst handling changing priorities.

* Looks to exceed expectations through difficult challenges, finding solutions not problems.

* Motivated by helping others to achieve deliverables.

* Adapts style to coach and mentor individuals and develop teams.

* Demonstrated understanding of project management principles.

* Proven written and presentation skills.

* Familiar with ISO 9001 standards.

* Experience with planning methodologies including MRP, ERP, and inventory/supply chain management.

* Competency in MS Office, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project.


* Solid background in quality and/or manufacturing, continuous improvement, and/or Lean Six Sigma.

* At least three years' experience as a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

* Bachelor's Degree in a related business or technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

* An advantage would be familiarity with adhesive and web handling manufacturing ows, product lines, and adhesive tape product applications.

* Professional project management certification preferred.

* Training in change management methodology preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

* Sitting for extended periods of time

* Typing

* Talking on the telephone

* Walking through manufacturing plants.

* No heavy lifting


Provide a brief description of the physical requirements of the job and the work environment in which the job is performed.

* Time split between climate controlled office environment, and ambient manufacturing & logistics environments. Requires use of appropriate PPE (e.g., safety-toe shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory , LSS Black Belt, Other , Hickory, North Carolina

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