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Operational Excellence Engineer

Position Overview


The Operational Excellence (OpX) Engineer drives the Operational Excellence initiatives (programs & projects). The OpX Engineer assists in the development, implementation, maintenance and improvement of the production process with a focus on the Lean Principles. He/she aims to sustainably develop & implement World Class Operations capabilities & best practices in the factory together with the production team.


Primary Responsibilities:

• Drive the implementation of Continuous Improvement & Lean Manufacturing change program for Operational Excellence. Monitor, report and communicate the progress.

• Develop, implement and monitor the programs and projects management processes.

• Prioritize and implement key improvement opportunities through identification of waste, inefficiencies, key process failures and weaknesses through the Operations Value Chain.

• Provide active support in rational problem solving and performance improvement projects at all level of the organization.

• Identify, train and coach in lean concepts.

• Coordinate the training program, train and coach local staff in order to develop on a long term base people’s competencies and organization capabilities on World Class Operations & Lean best practices (5S, visual management, team work, focused improvement, rational problem solving, Asset Care, SMED, Quality at source, Value Stream). Mapping, business process re-engineering and improvement).

• Actively create a culture in which Continuous Improvement becomes organizational values in order to create a competitive advantage. Provide therefore active support to develop and maintain the key process documentation in order to translate the tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge, you elaborate standard operating procedures and guidelines, share best practices.

• Understand basic concepts of Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE). Analyze the OEE and downtime data and translate this in useful reports for production and maintenance. Make Pareto analysis and define improvement project based on the downtime report.

• Identify opportunities for capital projects for process improvement and automation

Profile Requirements 

Education Level- 4 Year / Bachelors Degree Engineering

Years Of Experience- 2 years of relevant Engineering project experience.

Prior Knowledge/Experience:

• Six sigma Green belt certification is a plus

• Working knowledge of MRP and Shop Floor Control systems (MES preferred)

• Strong analytical skills

• Root cause analysis

• Ability to lead cross functional teams