Production Area Leader
Job Opportunity at KLA Industries

Posted on Jul 20

http://www.klaindustries.com    513-939-3560

Location: Anaheim, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4164176

Our client is a leading world producer of high performance plastics and specialty materials with a portfolio of over 30 brands in over 1500 formulations used in hundreds of applications with locations on five continents. This is a $13B organization with 60 US locations. For 150 years they have driven innovation serving diversified markets from consumer goods to energy. The company has 21 Global Research Centers. The Composite Materials Group combines 50 years of technology. As the partner of choice for advanced materials development, they deliver optimal material solutions to address their customers’ most challenging demands for new high-performance materials to improve durability and production, while offering weight savings for the end application in Aerospace and Automotive industries. The Anaheim facility produces composite resins for aerospace customers like Boeing. They have an immediate opening for a Production Area Leader position.
The production area leader is responsible for ensuring performance to established safety, quality, cost and productivity standards and best practices through engagement and involvement of work cell employees.  In addition, they will lead the continuous improvement process to optimize safety, quality and productivity within defined manufacturing system and process limits through Area Improvement Teams and other best practice approaches.
  • Day To Day Operations
    • Ensure work cell resources are adequate to meet plan (Right people in the right role at the right time)
    • Lead the work Area Team. Communicate and reinforce expectations. Monitor performance and take corrective actions to ensure compliance with SHE and Quality and best practices and productivity targets by executing the performance management process.(i.e. SHE leading indicators, 1st pass yield, CSR complaints. SPC/SQCand REM)
    • Drive meaningful year-over-year improvement within established boundaries via employee engagement and continuous improvement tools, such as workout, kaizen, lean sigma, etc.
    • Manage the cost of the workcell within budget
    • Participate in the development of work cell operating plan (Key X’s, Labor Plan, Budget etc.) and action plans.
    • Support cross functional, plant-wide improvement initiatives (i.e. Ergonomics project)
    • Provides visible leadership and involves whole team in improvement activities to grow skills and increase engagement.
    • All shift team leaders and area operators have been properly trained and understand SHE, Quality, Productivity and Continuous Improvement processes.Ensure work cell team members are qualified and capable of meeting expectations.
    • Accountable for holding team members accountable for their performance, including issuing disciplinary action if necessary
    • Accountable for holding team members accountable for their performance, including taking appropriate corrective action and disciplinary action if performance or behavior is not sustained
    • Education
    • Bachelors of Science, Engineering or equivalent relevant experience is preferred 
Work History & Experience
  • Minimum 5-7 years manufacturing/ engineering leadership role
  • An obvious history of roles that clearly demonstrate successfulTeam Leadership, Problem Solving, Lean Improvement and business results
  • Clear understanding of Lean principles with demonstrated utilization and significant results
  • Leadership of continuous improvement team initiative with significant results
  • Leadership of Six-sigma problem solving team initiatives with significant results
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