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ATS Business Module Division Leader

Position Title: ABM Division Leader
Department: Operational Improvement
Reports To: Operational Improvement Manager
Description:
The Division ABM Division Leader is responsible for promoting and facilitating the successful implementation of the ATS Business Model within a Division, and specifically with continuous improvement (Kaizen) and effective Problem Solving throughout the organization. This is a hands-on, high-impact role for a talented high-potential candidate to make an impact on the organization while learning more about the custom automation industry.
Responsibilities:
Drive ever-improving results by leveraging ATS Business Model (ABM) tools in a hands-on environment: specifically problem solving techniques, standard work, and Kaizen events.
Assist functional teams at the site/division to achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and the 8 Value Drivers for ATS through the use of effective problem solving, identification of Kaizen opportunities, and facilitating the Kaizen Process.
Directly provide formal and informal ABM training and coaching on basic tools, including Problem Solving, Standard Work, Kaizen Event Process.
Coordinate between the ABM Regional Leader(s) and the local site leadership in the development and execution of a ABM roadmap (Plan for training and implementation of ABM Tools at a site)
Facilitate leaders throughout the Division in the development of a Kaizen Charter, helping to define the pre-work and daily milestones needed for an effective kaizen event
With guidance from the Value Drivers, the General Manager, and the site leadership, organize and help prioritize Kaizen Events and review them formally with the site leadership to schedule and prioritize activities.
In addition to training problem solving, ABM Leaders will ensure KPI owners begin Problem Solving as needed, and ahead of the Monthly Business Review ? providing feedback, helping with data, training, and reviewing.
Provide hands-on experience to improving processes and solving problems, including Kaizen events and a thorough understanding of current and future processes throughout the organization.
Benchmark and incorporate best practices
Locations:
ATS Lewis Center, Ohio with minimal travel expected
Health and Safety
Non-Management: All employees have the responsibility to work in a safe manner and report any health, safety or environmental concern to their manager or supervisor in a timely manner.
Employee responsibilities for Health, Safety and Environment include:
Work in compliance with divisional health, safety and environmental procedures
Refrain from removing or altering safety devices or guarding unless hazardous energies are controlled through lockout-tag out methods
Report any unsafe conditions or unsafe acts
Report defect in any equipment or protective device
Ensure that the required protective equipment is used for the assigned tasks
Attend all required health, safety and environmental training
Report any accidents/incidents to supervisor
Assist in investigating accidents/incidents
Refrain from engaging in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct
Qualifications:
Education:
A four-year Engineering degree or equivalent is required; specializing in electronics, electrical, mechanical or controls engineering is preferred.
Experience:
1-4 years of Process Improvement, Engineering, or Operations Manufacturing Experience in a "Lean" Manufacturing environment.
Ability do articulate participation experience and impact of Kaizen / Continuous Improvement events; specifically with ability to be a hands-on contributor to process improvement.
Ability to accurately assess processes and potential improvements, even outside of direct process expertise (i.e. engineering background, with comfort in supply-chain or operational issues.
Ability to work well with all levels of the business, from line-level to General Manager, with superior communication skills (both verbal and written).
Exposure to a variety of ABM (lean) tools (or six sigma or equivalent continuous improvement tools) such as Waste & Value-Add, Formal Problem Solving, Standard Work, Transactional Process Improvements, etc.
Good writing and administrative skills, including computer skills (word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, etc.)
Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.
ATS Systems North America is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
ATS Automation North America is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities. As an ATS employee, you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best.
If you are ready for this challenge, complete the on-line application and submit your resume for consideration.
ATS Automation North America pays salaries commensurate with market value, and provides exceptional benefits.
ATS Automation North America is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Disability, Vet, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity.
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