Lean Manufacturing & Safety Coordinator

UT - Salt Lake City

Posting Date

09/13/2022

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Lean Manufacturing and Safety Coordinator to join our Northwest Pipe team in Salt Lake City, UT.

 

We Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety

 

Our Values:

  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.

 

ABOUT THE JOB:

Implement and support Safety, Lean Production, and Environmental initiatives. Implement solutions to improve productivity, safety activities, and quality. Must embrace and support our core values of Accountability, Commitment, and Teamwork.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead evaluation of production processes for continuous improvement and propose solutions to management.
  • Work with management/supervision, Operations, QA, and Maintenance to develop best practices.
  • Train at worksite on proper processes and procedures regarding Safety, Lean, and Environmental.
  • Implement best practices and train effected personnel in their application.
  • Drive process improvements through statistical analysis and Lean toolbox.
  • Optimize manufacturing processes to attain maximum safety, product quality, efficiency, and repeatability.
  • Train and mentor department subject matter experts in the application of the continuous improvement system.
  • Develop, collect and analyze lean manufacturing metrics and audits.
  • Lead and guide continuous improvement initiatives within the plant.
  • Provide hands on assistance in completing Lean Projects and initiatives.
  • Create project value measurement, develop timelines, and track progress.
  • Collect plant metrics, analyze data, and recommend appropriate courses of action.
  • Lead Safety Program to ensure employee safety and compliance with OSHA standards.
  • Conduct weekly safety meetings with the team.
  • Provide direction with the production team if any unsafe acts or conditions are observed.
  • Support the Production Management as needed with production, paperwork, or projects.
  • Work with other Lean and Safety personnel across the Northwest Pipe organization.
  • Assist with the SPCC/SWPPP by conducting audits, taking samples, and providing information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common Production, Lean, and Safety documents.
  • Ability to effectively present information and work with all levels of Geneva Pipe and Northwest Pipe employees.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instruction in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Excellent communications, relationship-building, and facilitation skills.
  • Strong computer skills necessary; advanced MS office skills and statistical software packages.
  • Thorough understanding of multiple business areas to include: Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, Safety, and Quality Control.
  • Basic knowledge of Lean principles and applications.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Industrial Safety or a technical discipline is desired.
  • Minimum 3 years business operations, plant engineering or manufacturing experience to include 1-2 years of process improvement program proven success.
  • Experience delivering OSHA compliant Safety programs in a manufacturing environment.

 

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Certification in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, 5S processes strongly preferred.
  • Certified in OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer program.

 

Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS /WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Project timelines and work volume / deadlines may often require working outside of standard office hours, weekend, or evening work.
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position.

 

Physical Activity

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • Standing/Sit: Remaining upright in a stationary position, particularly for sustained periods.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling to type.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Walking: Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularity for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Communicating: Expressing or exchanging ideas and information accurately, in written or diagram form.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers such as moving a mouse and typing.

Up to 2/3 of the time:

  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm to operate a mouse, phone, computer, and other office machines.
  • Stooping: Positions self to lift items off the floor.
  • Kneeling/Crouching: Position self to look under or around equipment or areas of production

Less than 1/3 of the time:

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Reaching: Grabbing things from a distance above or from the side.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects from position to position.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

 

Visual Acuity

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.

 

Vision Requirements:

Over 2/3 of the time the worker is required to have:

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)

Up to 2/3 of time the worker is required to have:

  • Distance vision (clear feet at 20 feet or more)
  • Ability to adjust visual focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

 

Weather Conditions

  • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions throughout their day: activities occur inside the office environment and outside in the production area, and in plant yards.

 

Noise Levels

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • Moderate noise to loud noise when in production
  • Quiet conditions when working in the office

 

Personal Protective Equipment is required when in the Plant, Yard or Construction Areas:

  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Shoes
  • Hearing Protection
  • Reflective Vest

 

Sounds Like You?

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