Continuous Improvement Specialist


Cedar City, UT

Job Description:


At GAF Commercial we cover more than buildings. We cover each other. No matter what role, tenure, or department, under this roof you are helping to build the market leader in commercial roofing. Under this roof, we are assembling a winning team that puts the customer at the center of every decision and doesn't back down from hard work. Under this roof, we support one another in delivering operational excellence daily, while working to make a positive impact for our planet and our communities. Becoming the market leader only happens when everyone feels they have the opportunity, and the support, to thrive. We are GAF. And under this roof, we protect what matters most.

About GAF – Cedar City , Utah

Cedar City is located in beautiful Southern Utah, a haven for outdoors enthusiasts, community minded people and family oriented employees. The Cedar City GAF plant is celebrating its 10th anniversary of producing quality commercial roofing products in 2024, and we have one of the highest employee retention rates in the area. There’s never been a better time to join GAF!!


The Commercial Operations GAF Business Systems Specialist is responsible for supporting the integration of continuous improvement in plant operations.

Responsible and accountable for continuous improvement and efficiencies across the plant’s products, systems, operations and processes. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager with a dotted line to the Director GAF Production Systems. The ideal candidate will have a solid lean and/or six sigma background with the ability to coach, train and drive these projects within the plant.

Essential Duties

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the implementation of lean principles to drive results (Safety, Quality, Customer Delivery, Cost Management) in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • This is a change agent role meaning it is accountable for achieving results by implementing lean manufacturing methods through influence, facilitation, coaching, and mentoring the production and support teams (without any direct authority)
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement by engaging people in improving the business Developing the site team through hands-on improvement projects combined with relevant training in all manufacturing, support, and administrative functions
  • Measure and report progress to the site team and Plant Manager. Ensuring that improvement projects and training are consistent with GAF Business Systems standards and sustained over time. Advertising the plant team’s successes to upper management and ensuring credit is given at the lowest level possible in the organization
  • Conduct gap assessments and ensure conformance to requirements of GAF Business Systems standards
  • Develop programs for quality improvements and actively promotes Continuous Improvement
  • Present, facilitates and leads assigned process improvement events (Kaizen)
  • Train and develop staff competencies in basic and advanced problem solving methodologies
  • Collaborate with cross-organizational manufacturing management teams to ensure appropriate participation and support

Under This Roof, We Require

  • A Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent of 5+ years in a leadership role in manufacturing
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and follow-up skills
  • Strong problem solving, team building, planning and decision making skills
  • Driven and able to influence others through leadership, teaching, and hands-on demonstrations of Lean principles and practices
  • Able to communicate effectively through all facets of the organization
  • Positive influencing, encouraging, and motivating others to get results
  • Effective presentation and group facilitation skills
  • Proficient in developing Google Sheets, Slides, etc.
  • Ability to work independently, manage through others and maintain schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to travel up to 50% depending on plant assignment(s)

Under This Roof, We Also Value

  • Experience in supporting logistics, supply chain and 3rd party outsourcing and application of industrial systems management (IE methods)
  • Experience in implementing continuous improvements and improvement systems
  • Knowledgeable of bills of material, inventory methods, and purchasing strategies
  • Solid understanding of quality systems (data management, lab/test equipment, calibration management, sampling and test plans, nonconformance/disposition, supplier management, CAPA, auditing)

How We Protect What Matters Most

  • We offer a wide range of health insurance options that include medical, dental, and vision for you and your family.
  • Our Family-Building benefits support the many different journeys to fertility and parenthood.
  • Our robust 401K plan includes an employer match contribution with your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions.
  • Other exciting programs and perks are available to help employees achieve work-life balance, including (but not limited to) a wellness program, free financial coaching, a referral program, and product rebates when purchased for an employee’s primary residence.
  • Professional growth and development are very important to us! We offer internal training programs and courses, as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.
  • We put diversity and inclusion into action with our Employee Resource Groups, which unite employees based on common perspectives, identities, demographic factors, or out of a desire to be an ally.

GAF complies with federal, state, and local disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR Services at 833-HR-XPERT. Must have ability to work in the U.S. without current/future need for GAF visa sponsorship. GAF Cedar City is a tobacco and e-cigarette workplace.

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Standard Logistics, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit). ID:uDnQdo