Process Lead - Manufacturing Continuous Improvement

Job Location: Hershey, PA

Summary:

The Hershey Company West Hershey plant is a Union plant producing products such as White & Milk Chocolate Paste, Kisses, Nuggets, Milk Bars, Almond Bars, Rolo, Syrup & Cookies and Crème in a high-speed complex environment.

The Process Lead will help drive the Hershey Lean program at the Plant by developing and implementing process improvements and building operator capabilities in a TPM environment. This leader will drive process, system and operational improvements that are integral to facilitate in our vison to create a zero-loss culture. A core function of the role will be developing standards for executing tasks on the line (e.g. changeovers) and training operators and mechanics to execute standards properly.

The Process Lead will own the centerline and changeover Daily Management Systems, in addition to driving actions through the other Daily Management Systems. . He / she will own tracking and maintain the loss data on the line to ensure top losses are being addressed. The process lead is responsible to advance the zero-loss mindset though harnessing data and communicating the losses in an unbiased manner paired with a problem-solving methodology to rid the process of the loss. The Process Lead is a member of the line centric leadership team and works in tight collaboration across the Business Unit team.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive daily problem solving and data driven planning as the problem-solving leader for the assigned Business Unit
  • Coach operators/mechanics on executing standards
  • Develop standards for executing tasks on the line
  • Develop and manage equipment centerlines as needed
  • Driving process efficiency on multiple production lines
  • Partner with project engineers/teams to ensure successful systems start-up during design and start-up
  • Assist in financial valuation for pipeline items, capital projects, new item costing, etc.
  • Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:
  • Strong leadership skills in leading teams of people
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to influence others in the organization when proposing change
  • Able to develop action plan based on problems identified on the floor
  • Works independently and takes ownership of driving improvements
  • Understanding of Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills
  • Experienced in data collection and analysis
    • Preferred experience with OSI PI, PowerApps, PowerBI, O365 tools, etc.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred


Experience:
  • 1 to 3 Years' experience in an automated manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and TPM is preferred


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