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Manufacturing Excellence Leader

Company: IPEX Group of Companies
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Silver-Line-- Plastics LLC is a manufacturer of the industry's highest quality plastic pipe, with a comprehensive product offering, featuring PVC, CPVC, PE and PEX, with state-of-the-art production facilities in Asheville, North Carolina; Lawton, Oklahoma; and Fort Pierce, Florida. Silver-Line is known as an industry leader, focusing on innovation, timely delivery, and personalized service.

Silver-Line Plastics is a member of the IPEX group of companies.

We currently have an exciting opportunity as a Manufacturing Excellence Leader! This role is based in our facility in Fort Pierce, Florida, and reports to the Plant Manager.

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Excellence Leader will be responsible for supporting the extrusion operations team in the planning, coordinating, and leading of manufacturing activities within the company. This position has direct responsibility in supporting the planning, execution and sustainment of Kaizen and Lean manufacturing related events within value stream team(s). The incumbent will also assist in the implementation of the Divisional HS&E strategy.

Principal Responsibilities

Health, Safety & Environment / Quality

  • Ensure a Safety-First culture and support Aliaxis Divisional & Global Safety standards deployment
  • Support the implementation of the Divisional HS&E strategy, ensure site accountability and report progress, events and initiatives to Plant Management and Divisional Leadership.

    Manufacturing Excellence
    • Develop a divisional organization structure to deliver Manufacturing Excellence across the region ensuring alignment, discipline and financial targets are achieved.
    • Assist and support the businesses to deliver against the manufacturing excellence KPIs, including developing tools to track and verify the critical metrics.
    • Contribute and support implementation of Division wide projects and initiatives through ongoing liaison with key partners.
    • Conducts site preparation, performs site audits and sustainability checks.
    • Share and implement best practices from across the Division.
    • Support day to day plant operations with problem solving, root cause analysis, and solutions implementation to address operational issues.

      • Contribute to the development of Best Place to Work objective.
      • Ensure that Group organizational standards for management for Health and Safety, Quality, ISO14001, Corporate Policy, Customer Excellence and business values are adhered to during project delivery.
      • Responsible for executing manufacturing excellence goals and execution plant wide to achieve performance, financial and staff development objectives.
      • Facilitates, assists, and develops shop floor excellence operations and removes barriers for employees to meet measurable objectives.
      • Deploys and participates in Gemba walks and mentoring employees on 5S/standard work/visual management development/modification/adherence, M.D.I., continuous improvement, flow, and problem solving and other lean methods, techniques and processes.
      • Attends to individual needs to help develop a culture of change leadership.
      • Participates in the training and development of plant employees in excellence program.
      • Support planning, execution and sustainment of Kaizen and Lean manufacturing related events within value stream team(s).
      • Track and report program progress and discuss findings with plant leadership.


        Qualifications & Experience
        • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or another related Technical field preferred.
        • Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma Certification.
        • 5yrs of proven successful experience in leading projects, with focus on continuous improvement projects.
        • Computer skills, including all Microsoft Office applications.
        • Knowledge of Plastics manufacturing and extrusion is an asset.
        • Demonstrate a strong personal ownership to operational performance and excellence.
        • Effective at engaging and leading partners across all levels and businesses in order to realize operational goals and objectives.
        • Flexible, adaptable, and self-motivated.
        • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
        • Required to travel 5 to 10% of the time.

          Silver-Line Plastics is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and, upon request, will work with qualified job applicants to provide suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant's accessibility needs due to disability. Accommodation requests are available to candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process for IPEX jobs. To request an accommodation, please contact HR at

Keywords: IPEX Group of Companies, Fort Pierce , Manufacturing Excellence Leader, Other , Fort Pierce, Florida

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