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Manufacturing Process & Asset Specialist

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Madera
Posted on: May 3, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewAt ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers. We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at ResponsibilitiesSummary:The Manufacturing Process and Asset Specialist II (MPAS II) is responsible for supporting manufacturing operations by helping to troubleshoot tooling equipment and process problems to increase manufacturing quality, productivity, and other related operational performance measures within a group of 2-3 assigned focus plants. The MPAS II is a subject matter expert with the changeover process and tooling equipment and proactively works to identify potential efficiency gains designed to improve key performance indicators and train employees to improve their skills on the process. The MPAS II leads the changeover program, changeover team, and ensures program compliance in accordance with ADS requirements, specifications, and standards within a group of 2-3 assigned focus plants. This role will also be responsible for tracking and managing all site equipment and assets.Primary Job Responsibilities:The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports machine changeover and successful startup in accordance with ADS requirements, specifications, and standards not only at assigned plant, but other assigned focus plants.
  • Responsible for ensuring team at assigned plant and focus plants owns and sustains the ADS changeover program including but not limited to:
    • Secures safety requirements before, during and after changeover, including the identification and closure of safety risks.
    • Accountable for compliance with the travel tooling program, including if applicable the inspection and verification of all inbound/outbound tooling is in proper runnable condition.
    • Responsible for reviewing and understanding ADS changeover program requirements and implementing applicable program elements, including program training and implementation of corrective actions to gaps/deviations at assigned plant, and focus plant group.
    • Accountable for the timely order of travel tooling, along with the appropriate shipping method and loading.
    • Accountable for the accurate tracking/management of all site equipment and assets in CMMS system.
    • Ensures cross-training is completed and tracked for tooling inspections, changeover entry, and TTAT/TTSR on all shifts in coordination with the production manager.
    • Responsible for training employees on the changeover process, and its associated processes.
    • Owns root cause problem solving process to diagnose and close deviations in both the travel tooling and changeover program at assigned plant and focus plant group.
    • Leads coordination with maintenance, engineering, and other internal/external providers for the prompt repair of travel tooling.
    • Responsible for completing annual ADS changeover program audit, sharing/reviewing audit results, and coordinating with the plant to develop corrective actions to correct deviations.
    • Accountable to performance of line changeover average metric in coordination with production manager at assigned plant and focus plant group.
    • Identifies, trains, and develops a Changeover Technician as the main backup for tasks at assigned plant or a Changeover Technician at focus plant group if applicable.
    • Owns continuous improvement process for changeover program for assigned plant and focus plant group by identifying improvement opportunities and formulating action plans to exploit opportunities with a data driven mindset.
    • Leads Kaizen and other training events to secure changeover improvements, and sustainment.
    • May be assigned special projects/assignments as directed by the Process Improvement Manager.Job Skills:This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:
      • Excellent leadership and ability to form strong working relationships.
      • Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills.
      • Utilizes entrepreneurial spirit to sell stakeholders on improvement ideas and best practices to secure buy-in for implementation and sustainment.
      • Ability to communicate effectively at different levels within the organization including coaching others to improve.
      • Ability to escalate problems quickly to the production manager and/or other stakeholders.
      • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and communicate to other plant personnel as well as company resources.
      • Proficiency of LEAN concepts such as SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die), Problem Solving, 6S, LEAN Waste, and Kaizen with the ability to train, coach, secure buy-in, and deliver results.
      • Understands details of machine function and sequence of operations to complete changeover/startup.
      • Understands and can successfully diagnose and complete basic tooling repairs.
      • Ability to diagnose and coordinate necessary repairs on machinery such as but not limited to the extruder, corrugator, and downstream equipment.
      • Ability to read, understand, and comply with ADS requirements, specifications, and standards.
      • Familiarity with basic hand and power tools and their usage.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office - Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and PowerBIEducational Requirements and Preferred Experience:
        • Minimum: High School Diploma or equivalent
        • Preferred: Associates/Technical Degree in a field relevant to plant operations
        • 3-5 years of related work experience in manufacturing setting, plastics preferred.
        • 3-5 years of direct or in-direct leadership experience in manufacturing.Physical Requirements:
          • The position requires full range of body motion daily including twisting, bending and reaching.
          • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment with extreme hot and cold temperatures.
          • Capable of working on your feet for an extended period.
          • The employee will lift and move heavy items, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 75 pounds to a height of 6 feet. EEO StatementADS supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience, and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. ADS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Madera , Manufacturing Process & Asset Specialist, Other , Madera, California

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