EVRAZ NA is seeking a Continuous Improvement Leader for our Calgary facility. This role will work in conjunction with production, planning, maintenance and engineering departments to refine operating and maintenance methodology in an effort to increase production and decrease costs.
The successful candidate will support engineering to forecast efficiency impacts such as : improvement to productivity, yield, labor and cost when changes to existing lines and new lines are being designed.
A key activity is to develop production key performance indicators taking into account product mix and projects. This role reports to the Director of Operations.
Manages continuous improvement team of one or more analysts
Manages multidisciplinary continuous improvement project teams including : production, maintenance and engineering
Analysis of material flows, determining potential improvements to reduce pipe handling
Analysis of best plant load balance, determines best crew levels per line depending on tons to be produced
Analysis of headcount per line, determines operators availability based on work load
Evaluation of cycle times, determines cycle activities subject to improvement, conducts bench marks with similar lines to determine actions to improve cycle times
Analysis of change overs, utilizes single minute exchange of dyes (SMED) type methodology to improve change over times
Analysis of material yield losses, determines technological losses vs. scrap losses, recommend potential technological and control improvements to reduce yield losses
Analysis of conversion cost, break down between price and consumption, assist in determining actions to reduce consumption or alternatives to overall improve cost per ton
Determines production capacity of existing and future lines
Supports basic engineering designs of new lines or modifications to existing lines to have optimal performance
Supports engineering team to calculate investment benefits (IRR, NPV, etc.)
Utilize lean tools to support continues improvement of plant performance
Industrial or Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering Technologist, other engineering disciplines will be considered, experience in industrial / manufacturing engineering is required
15 years’ industry experience combined with minimum of 5 years’ pipe industry experience, candidates with less experience may be considered for an Analyst or Specialist role
Demonstrated leadership abilities, leading teams at a manager level
Knowledge of simulation software (i.e. Arena or Promodel)
Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Lean tools training and experience
Must have excellent skills in MS Office Excel and Word
Experience with computer-aided design programs like AutoCAD
All applicants must be legally able to work in Canada without sponsorship.