McWane Ductile Ohio – Continuous Improvement Manager

McWane Ductile

Coshocton, OH


McWane, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Employment is made available to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and marital status, disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions with reasonable accommodation, Vietnam Era or veteran status. This policy applies to hiring, placement, recruitment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, recalls, Company-sponsored training, terminations, and other employment-related activities.


This position is responsible for leading the Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives. He/she will provide leadership, planning, technical direction, communication, and coaching skills to ensure safe production of high-quality products to meet customer needs in the most cost-effective manner. He/she is responsible for analyzing current business processes, recommending improvements, and implementing new operational efficiency initiatives. They drive the development and implementation of Lean methodology to enhance performance and reduce costs.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described below 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions and extreme heat or cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is frequently very loud.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include those listed below. Other duties may be assigned. This position is a full time (minimum 40 hours per week) on-site position.

• Plans, directs, and manages department activities to enhance achievement of continuous improvement goals, policies, priorities, and procedures.• Creates and maintains a culture of continuous improvement by training, educating, and influencing all levels of management and serving as facilitator and champion for process improvement across the Company. • Provides strategic leadership and tactical planning in multiple, complex, high-visibility process improvement projects.• Oversee and direct all continuous improvement events aimed at obtaining sustainment.• Oversee the study of production and office processes to recommend suggestions for improvement.• Oversee the collection of quality and/or production data. • Ability to study substantial amounts of data for analysis.• Collaborate with IT to streamline data collection for enhanced data analysis.• Collaborate within the Quality department to ensure company remains ISO 9001 certified.• Ability to lead and/or contribute to an internal audit.• Work environment will include an equal mix between time spent on floor and office.• Ability to work independently, in a small group, and with other departments across the facility. • Well versed in MS Office, Minitab, MS SQL Server

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises, coaches, develops, and mentors’ subordinates (1 to 3 CI Engineers).


Qualifications: • BS in Industrial (and Systems) Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology, or related field• Three plus years’ experience in a related field