Prospiant
  • 26-Apr-2022 to 26-Jun-2022 (MST)
  • Operations
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Full Time

About Our Company - Prospiant, the agriculture technology business portfolio of Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROCK), and the leading U.S.-based provider of turnkey controlled environment agriculture (CEA) solutions for growing fruits, vegetables, hemp, and cannabis. The company has expertise in custom-designed, manufactured and installed greenhouses for research, education, and retail garden centers. We're also the only provider of soil-to-oil cannabis ecosystems globally including technologies for the cultivation, extraction, and refinement of cannabinoids.

Prospiant embodies long-term stability with the unmatched financial strength and end-to-end expertise of our heritage brands; gained during more than 185 years of combined business success. Our customers rely on our expertise to succeed in these markets:

  • Produce - growers of fruits and vegetables located closer to grocery retailers and restaurants they supply
  • Cannabis - greenhouse and indoor grow cultivators of cannabis and hemp; extractors and refiners of cannabinoids in legalized medicinal and recreational states and countries
  • Commercial - growers of flowers and plants as well as greenhouses for educational, research and institutional organizations and retail businesses

Gibraltar Industries (NASDAQ: ROCK) is a leading manufacturer and provider of products and services for the renewable energy, agtech, residential, and infrastructure markets.

Gibraltar operates 38 facilities in 17 states, Canada, China, and Japan. These businesses operate through 27 manufacturing facilities and two distribution centers, giving them a base of operations to provide customer support, delivery, service and quality to several regional and national customers. Gibraltar's common stock is a component of the S&P SmallCap 600 and the Russell 2000® Index.

Position Summary

The Continuous Improvement Engineer it is a critical role for Prospiant as it is all about efficiency, quality, and safety. The ideal candidate will have a passion for optimizing technology and processes to produce the highest quality products, at the highest efficiency and ensures the welfare of our workforce. Reports to the Vice President of Operations.

The Key Objectives for this Role:

  • Champion and facilitate Kaizen continuous improvements initiatives across the Operations platform.
  • Analyze and evaluate existing systems and processes, perform value-stream-mapping for identifying opportunities to eliminate non-value-added activities.
  • Formulate, develop, design & engineer and test innovative solutions based on risk analysis, efficiency and organizational objectives and key results.
  • Coordination and compliance with Prospiant's safety programs across all operational platforms and sites including the management of the Safety Manual.
  • Provides direction to ensure programs and services complied with the highest environmental, health and safety standards. Promote Prospiant's reputation by delivering innovative solutions while upholding company, corporate, federal, and state regulations.

The business has grown through multiple acquisitions over the past five years and has a significant growth opportunity, driving the need for harmonized, institutionalized and scalable processes to deliver profitable growth and exceptional customer experience. Fostering an outcome based and metric driven management process and culture will be important in this fast-paced growth environment. Therefore, it is imperative to continue fostering across the group a world-class culture of continuous improvement (Kaizen) and a positive total health and safety culture. Safety and Kaizen are key pillar of the company's values.

Primary Accountabilities (Essential Duties)

  • Evaluate and explore new and existing processes, equipment, and materials as an input to scheduling methods, performance metrics and financial standards
  • Manage and conduct employee training for productivity improvement projects, and mentor fellow engineers and technicians
  • Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements, production standards and EHS risk.
  • Study operations sequence, material flow, functional statements, organization charts, and project information to determine worker functions and responsibilities.
  • Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization.
  • Ensures policies and procedures are monitored and updated to meet current business needs and requirements with a focus on health and safety.
  • Ensure overall EHS compliance of all manufacturing facilities, construction sites and office operations according to the Prospiant EHS manual.
  • Guarantee safety for people utilizing various equipment, improved safety, higher yields, better production rates, and higher attainment in the organization.
  • Drive and instill a positive group culture that embraces safety and continuous improvement.
  • Oversight and management of Contractors and Supplier EHS compliance at construction sites and facilities.
  • Manages Prospiant's Safety Committee agenda and meetings.
  • Lead and manage Kaizen and Safety KPIs dashboard(s).
  • Manage and enforce PPE & ToolBox talk EHS program across all manufacturing and construction sites.
  • Oversees all safety site coordinators at project job sites and manufacturing facilities.
  • Leads the management of all EHS training program systems for staff and provides training to new employees in order to on-board new employees in Prospiant's safety culture and safety management systems, including COVID prevention protocols.
  • Mentor department managers, as needed, to augment and support their efforts in moving to a positive culture of continuous improvement and safety.
  • Conduct and perform multiple-site audits to ensure compliance with regulatory, compliance and corporate requirements, followed by Kaisen/Jishuken improvement events.
  • Audits, prepares reports and delivers recommendations to department managers, safety committee representatives, departments, managers, and employees.
  • In coordination with management designs systems to recognize and eliminate occupational safety and health hazards, including hazards which are recognized as risks to employees.
  • Ensure multi-site compliance with all local EHS applicable codes.
  • Ensures that factory operations follow world class protocols and best practices comply with occupational safety & health regulations, as well as corporate regulations.
  • Ensure policies and procedures are monitored and updated to meet current business needs and requirements.
  • Continuously monitor the plant for hazardous safety and health conditions and ensure identified hazards are corrected, eliminated, or guarded.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field

5-7 years experience in Environmental, Health and Occupational Safety and/or Compliance Area

3-5 years experience in manufacturing

OSHA-30 or above

Ability to travel Up to 50%

Knowledge of production machinery, processes, and standards in the field or industry

Understanding of continuous improvement (Kaizen), lean manufacturing and supply-chain management.

Familiarity with Six Sigma Statistical, Process Control (SPC) and Just In Time (JIT) strategizing

Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Data analytics skills and experience

Attention to detail

Understanding of ergonomics

Project management skills

Strong communication and presentation skills

Organizational, planning, and documentation skills

Adept at using presentation software and presenting complex information to non-technical management personnel and other stakeholders

Ability to work on multiple projects in various stages simultaneously

Past use of Agile/Scrum or similar collaborative tools a plus

Prospiant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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