LaCrosse Footwear
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full Time

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensure successful ongoing operations at the manufacturing facility.  Requires knowledge of manufacturing plant operations including "Lean manufacturing", "5 S" and "Demand Flow" principles. Assist in accomplishing "best in class" in quality, delivery and value to achieve production consistent with Company objectives while maintaining a safe, clean, organized high quality work environment with respect for all employees. Support new process and equipment development to enable new and more cost-effective footwear manufacturing.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
Promotes a safe, organized, productive, and efficient working environment
Responsible for new product introduction and development of associated processes into factory
Optimizes plant layout
Monitors production output and processes with an eye to utilizing continuous improvement tools including Lean and Six Sigma, to implement process improvements that will reduce cycle time, process variation, defects, changeover time, lead time, and overall manufacturing cost
Researches and develops methods to increase productivity, and reduce non-value-added processes with increasing quality
Manages and supports small and large scope projects including but not limited to: optimizing production cell layout, specifying new equipment, new product introduction, and continuous improvement initiatives
Resolves production issues by determining the cause of manufacturing defects or reworks and making recommendations to correct and resolve the problems
Trains and mentors factory employees in basic lean manufacturing and quality system concepts, helping them to understand, embrace, and use those skills
Provides process training and support to supervisors, quality inspectors, team leads and production employees in areas of critical importance
Works with maintenance to resolve any environmental issues that result from the manufacturing process
Identifies and implements key Lean/Six-Sigma metrics, estimating financial impact of projects, providing follow-up, updates and reports to management
Utilizes team-based approach to elicit employee participation in the development of systems that improve the business

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:
Other duties as assigned

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Must be willing to conduct oneself in accordance with Company's Core Values
Ability to adapt to changing environments and priorities
Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
Proficient in MS Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint
Basic knowledge 2D software programs required
Strong achievement orientation; demonstrates strong personal drive, initiative and persistence; is motivated by challenges and determined in the face of setbacks
Effective interpersonal skills; develops and maintains working relationships with a diverse spectrum of people/customers (ex. leadership, peers, internal and external customers etc.); conveys respect for others' perspectives and contributions; demonstrates that maintaining effective working relationships is a priority
Solid verbal and written communication skills
Project management skills required
Bi-lingual ability a plus

 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential job duties satisfactorily.
The employee frequently is required to use arms, hands and fingers to handle, feel or reach
The sensory requirements for this position include vision, hearing, and touch
Ability to multi-task and problem solve under pressure
 

QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering discipline related to manufacturing (Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical, etc.)
0-2 years of manufacturing engineering experience
Lean manufacturing experience driving continuous process improvements strongly preferred
 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
This position reports directly to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As a federal contractor, we participate in E-Verify. LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that strives for and celebrates diversity in its workforce.

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