Lean Manufacturing Manager

at Weatherford
Location Houston, Texas
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Permanent

Description

Overview

Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are focused on providing a challenging and enriching career path with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are an innovative, global company with wide-ranging opportunities that include career-enhancing talent rotations. Our structured career paths will ensure that you know what it takes to build your ideal career at Weatherford when you join our Company. We also offer a comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance coverage, income protection plans, a 401(k) savings plan, Company paid holidays, and paid time off for vacation.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Responsibilities

Weatherford is hiring for a Lean Engineering Manager in Houston, Texas. This is a hands on, rewarding role where you will provide hands-on leadership to implement and drive the Weatherford Lean Program at the designated facilities. The Lean Manager spearheads the conversion to a lean manufacturing organization through the implementation of the Lean Methodology and creating a new culture of continuous improvement toward process efficiency. Weatherford provides excellent benefits and fantastic career progression.

OPERATIONAL CAPABILTY

  • Engage in dialogue with Senior Leadership collaborating and clarifying business objectives to develop strategic and tactical Lean plans for the designated Hemisphere, including Flag Ship and other locations.
  • Align execution of the Weatherford Lean Program to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the broader R&M Fulfilment System.
  • Implement Weatherford Lean Program for the designated Hemisphere, including Flag Ship and other locations delivering consistently year-over-year process efficiency improvements which translate into financial benefits to reduce Services and R&M (Repair & Maintenance) costs and/or general spending.
  • Develop and drive Value Stream Mapping (VSM), including developing VSM continuous improvement road maps and kaizen plans.
  • Identify, create, and sustain process standardization. Develop and implement standard work.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities in collaboration with other functional leaders, employees, and customers. Prioritize opportunities and create and execute kaizen plans.
  • Facilitate lean daily management, promote initiatives to create Lean culture including Gemba walks, 6S/visual management, kaizen, shop floor problem solving.
  • Assist, teach, coach, and mentor Site Lean Specialists on:
  • Hoshin Kanri and A3 thinking
  • Develop and drive value stream mapping (VSM)
  • VSM continuous improvement road maps and action plans.
  • Identify, create, and sustain standard processes throughout the organization.
  • Daily Shop Floor Management (DSFM) and Office Daily Management (ODM) implementation.
  • Problem Solving
  • Facilitation of both process and transactional improvement Kaizens
  • Categorize opportunities as improvement opportunities as just do it activities, projects, or kaizen events.
  • Facilitate lean daily management, promote initiatives to create Lean culture including Gemba walk, 6S/visual management.
  • Teaching Lean tools / methodology
  • Act as Lean SME for the Weatherford designated facilities.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

  • Process efficiency improvement which translates into financial benefits to reduce product costs, repair, or service costs.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

  • Site Lean Specialists report to the Lean Leader (3 to 5 direct reports)
  • Teach Weatherford lean training curriculum.
  • Mentor, influence and develop potential lean practitioner.

VISION & LEADERSHIP

  • Provide the necessary leadership to promote change and lean transformation efforts throughout the assigned facilities and across the organization

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing or Electrical Engineering required
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Lean Manufacturing leadership positions such Continuous Improvement Manager, Master Black Belt, Lean Transformation Manager, or similar role.
  • Proven experience as Kaizen Facilitator
  • Successful practical experience in VSM, Mixed Model Value Stream, 6S, 5Why, TPM, Standard Work, Mistake Proofing, SIPOC, Process Mapping, Kanban, SMED, Types of Waste & Waste Reduction, Visual Management, Shop Floor Management, Hoshin Planning, Cellular Manufacturing, PDCA and/or DMAIC cycles, and Design of Lean Site Layouts.

Preferred

  • Certified Lean Practitioner is strongly preferred

Required Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge and the ability to teach VSM, Mixed Model Value Stream, 6S, 5Why, TPM, Standard Work, Mistake Proofing, SIPOC, Process Mapping, Kanban, SMED, Types of Waste & Waste Reduction, Visual Management, Shop Floor Management, Hoshin Planning, Cellular Manufacturing, PDCA and/or DMAIC cycles, and Design of Lean Site Layouts.
  • Excellent leadership traits with the ability to inspire and motivate the people around you.
  • Ability to translate business needs into strategy and tactical plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively communicate at all levels in the organization from the shop floor to senior management.
  • Hands- on, energetic person who spends time on the shop floor working to engage & sustain employees in a Lean culture
  • The ability to be an "ambassador of change"
  • Strong organizational and computer skills, including experience in MS Office and manufacturing software
  • The ability to shift priorities and manage time in a fast-paced environment
  • Tenacious in learning the specifics of the business
  • Strong training and presentation skills

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