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Newark, OH, US
 [[Regular Full Time]]

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Job Description :

Job: [[VS Improvement Champion]]
Primary Location: [[Newark]], [[Ohio]]
Relocation Offered: [[Yes]] 

Employment Status: [[Regular Full Time]]
Travel: [[10 - 15%]]
Pay Grade: [[10]] 


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has a job opportunity for a Value Stream Improvement Champion. The Value Stream Improvement will be responsible for effective management and coordination of all forming, fabrication, and shipping activities at the Tectum Plant.


Key Responsibilities of the Value Stream Improvement Champion:

  • Promoting the plant safety process by leading and maintaining a high level of awareness and operating discipline for all plant safety policies
  • Driving the plant lean transformation and related efforts including daily Gemba walks, quality glass wall, logistics board, VSM sessions, driving MDI and HOP, and creation and use of standard work
  • Identifying and executing projects in the Value Stream or plant wide including identifying improvement opportunities, understanding current projects, determining needed resources and procuring those resources
  • Aligning the A3 / Kaizen events and hoshin projects with Value Stream / Plant results
  • Leading Kaizen events – identify team members, prepare agenda, conduct training, implement improvements, create and track measures, and actions
  • Ensuring accountability is maintained for MDI (managing for daily improvement) and Gemba behaviors and processes are effective in achieving desired results
  • Building relationships with the Value Stream Manager, Production Superintendent, and Maintenance Manager to understand the ongoing operational issues
  • Organizing and analyzing data sets that outline the systemic improvement opportunities
  • Utilizing technical expertise and leadership skills to identify, initiate and implement significant process improvement activities.
  • Providing systems based experience and thinking which allow the operation to transform from a task based culture to a system based culture
  • Responsible for directing the activities of the Kaizen teams that are made up of maintenance support personnel, production personnel, and support staff
  • Coordinating with Value Stream leadership on improvements and sustainability efforts


Required Qualifications for the Value Stream Improvement Champion:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5+ years required of manufacturing, maintenance or engineering, and plant experience
  • Strong leadership, facilitation and meeting management skills
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with all levels of the organization to address conflicts, resolve upset conditions, and facilitate behavioral change
  • Ability and desire to learn Lean methodology and employ those skills across the value stream and plant
  • Effective communication, writing, presentation, and data organization skills.
  • Ability to effectively execute basic continuous improvement tools: 5S, TPM, AM/PM, Value Stream Mapping, Poka-Yoke, Standard Work, and Kaizen
  • Kaizen Leadership and facilitation experience required
  • Demonstration of strong project management and facilitation capabilities
  • Basic statistical and data analysis skills
  • Computer proficiency in, Excel, Word, Power Point, with basic skills in Minitab, Infinity or similar statistical software
  • Ability to pull and work with data sets from multiple sources including; Data Historian, Infinity, Access, SAP, and other plant or AWI systems to identify opportunities and accurately assess situations


Desired Qualifications for the Value Stream Improvement Champion:

  • Technical or Engineering Degree
  • Line management and/or first line supervision experience
  • Lean Certification from reputable organization or certifying body
  • Significant experience working within a Lean culture
  • Green Belt Certification
  • Experience working with maintenance and shop floor employees
  • Process plant experience


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Newark, OH)

Our Tectum manufacturing plant, one of seven Armstrong ceiling plants in North America, employs approximately 100 people across 2 shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of our Tectum product.   With over 60 years of innovation and experience in reducing noise worldwide, our Tectum plant has the right product for your noise problem.


This position is located in beautiful and historical Newark, Ohio, the county seat of Licking County, 40 miles northeast of Columbus.  Licking County has lots to offer.  We have an abundance of parks including Newark Earthworks, the National Historic Landmark where visitors can explore 2,000-year-old geometric earthworks that served as both cathedral and astronomical observatories for the Hopewell Culture.   If you want to stay indoors, The Midland Theatre is a beautiful 1,200-seat theatre offers exciting and affordable family-friendly shows, legendary artists, world-class dance, and intimate stage-door performances.



Equal Opportunity Employer: Tectum, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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