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Productivity Specialist

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: East Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

About Linde:Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2022 sales of $33 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.The company serves a variety of end markets including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit East Chicago, IN or Ecorse, MIJob Overview:Lead medium to large Lean Six Sigma projects of varying complexities at assigned locations and facilities within the North Region. Identify and prioritize productivity projects within the Air Separation (bulk atmospheric gases), CO2 and Standard Plants areas and within the Production, Distribution and Business Value Streams. Conduct value stream mapping of current processes, identify waste, and implement process improvements. Monitor production KPIs and identify causes of variance. This position requires a self-motivated individual who is expected to function at a high level with limited supervision. Responsible for the leadership of black belt projects and oversight of green/gray belt projects which are broad in nature, and across multiple sites. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of productivity methodology and processes. Act as a resource for the application of advanced productivity tools and discipline. Overcome resistance to change. Achieve productivity benefit goals by skillfully implementing productivity projects. Work well with and learn from stakeholders at various levels, in particular the Plant Managers and their Operation team as well as the Operations Director to align and drive initiatives. Utilize learnings and system interdependencies to improve plant KPIs, identify cost reduction/capital project opportunities, and increase plant profitability.This is a high visibility position that will be involved in many areas of LGUS business. It is commonplace to be working closely with Regional Directors/Managers involved with production, distribution, sales, customer service, finance and other areas of the business unit. Managing productivity projects will provide valuable experience with regional processes and data systems.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides productivity support to all assigned plants within the LGUS North Region.
  • Solves complex problems; takes broad perspective to identify innovative solutions.
  • Develops conclusions from analyses, applies results, and presents findings.
  • Continuously builds and demonstrates technical proficiency in Air Separation, Distribution and Business Process areas and can apply these skills to identify and execute productivity opportunities.
  • Facilitates idea generation through collaborative efforts (e.g. brainstorming, lean events, and stakeholder engagement).
  • Understands strategic direction of business unit and implements action plans to meet the needs of the business and key stakeholders
  • Establishes a strong leadership presence with project team(s).
  • Collaborates closely with Plant Managers and their Operations team to identify opportunities for improvement and ensure their successful implementation. Qualifications: Required Qualifications:
    • 5+ years of experience
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Strong analytical skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to influence required
    • Experience in applying statistical principles preferred
    • Operations experience
    • Must be willing to travel at least 25% - 35%
    • Primary office location will be the East Chicago, IN or Ecorse, MI facilities with frequent travel to other North Region Production facilities Preferred Qualifications:
      • Green Belt training or certification preferred
      • ASU production and project management experience, along with demonstrated leadership skills
      • Experience in applying statistical principles preferred
      • Black Belt qualifications a plus
      • Bachelor's degree preferably chemical or mechanical engineeringAt Linde, we strive to create a work environment that treats all employees with respect, supports new thoughts and ideas, encourages growth and development, celebrates our differences, and embraces inclusion. Linde is committed to remaining an employer of choice for the diverse, ever-increasing pool of global talent. To learn more, visit About Linde.We offer a comprehensive competitive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, health, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(k) (with matching), and pension benefits.Linde thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Chicago , Productivity Specialist, Other , East Chicago, Illinois

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