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Continuous Improvement Mgr.

Hydro  Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standards profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries.  Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.

Job Location: Delhi, LA


Summary: The Genesis / Continuos Improvement Manager must have a strong background and industrial experience engaged in lean manufacturing with a focus on TPS (Toyota Production System) experience. The ideal candidate will be tenacious at identifying wasteful processes, project management and coaching to drive cultural change.


Job Responsibilities:

This person will be required to provide overall leadership that ensures and includes:

  • Demonstrated intensity and tenacious approach to managing safety and understands the critical link between safety and quality, especially from a workplace efficiency perspective.
  • Experience in CI roles external to Hydro – depth and breadth of exposure to successful lean manufacturing systems in heavy manufacturing.
  • Preferred specific experience in aluminum extrusion but not a requirement. Focus on diversity of industrial exposure with strong lean / CI background.
  • Demonstrated proficiency (specific examples) in disciplined, systemic problem solving. Understands the Toyota Kata, PDCA / A3 / Kaizen / 8D with extensive utilization. Six Sigma DMAIC also preferred but secondary.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management (specific examples) driving efficiency and waste elimination kaizen with measurements.
  • Demonstrated proficiency (specific examples) in working to enhance integrity and scope of process measurements. Accurately interprets data and conveys to the level of the audience.
  • Specific examples of coordinating actual effective execution of improvement initiatives on the manufacturing shop floor (not just consulting but direct involvement) – specific examples.
  • Demonstrated aggregate efficiency savings on the order 1% of annualized revenue ($10M per $1B). Should demonstrate some quantification of personal impact.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in effectively leading initiatives in 5S, kaizen, visual controls, process variation management, optimization, MDI, TPM, single-piece flow (short-interval) and value stream mapping.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in constructing and delivering high quality presentations to large and small groups. Excellent written and verbal articulation.
  • Understands the concept of best practice and benchmarking. Demonstrates connection to the industry through society involvement and participation (LEI, Toyota Institute, Shingo Institute, SME, AME, APICS, Others).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantifying project impact estimations (monetized and KPI based) and measures results against budgeted values.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in process workflow definition, ERP design and systems design.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in coaching, teaching and generally developing employees in needed skill sets that contribute to their personal betterment and to the betterment of the company.
  • Demonstrated passion for establishing permanent countermeasure controls.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated employee engagement at all levels.
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement practical application required.
  • Manufacturing experience and must be able to organize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Aluminum Extrusion Production and Quality Systems
  • Strong computer skills including operating business systems and Microsoft Office Suite.


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience managing continuous improvement functions in heavy manufacturing industry.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Operations Management, or equivalent technical degree.
  • Preferred engineering disciplines include metallurgical, materials science, mechanical or industrial.
  • Preferred post graduate degree in Engineering (M.S.E.) or M.B.A.
  • Required training / certification in Lean Manufacturing,
  • The Toyota Production System required.
  • Six Sigma training is optional but preferred as well.


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave

At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

Please apply before:  

Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

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Posted on:  Jul 29, 2022

Delhi, LA, US, 71232

Department:  Genesis
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Monroe

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