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Continuous Improvement Leader in Calgary at Evraz North America

Date Posted: 9/27/2018

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Continuous Improvement Leader

City: Calgary / State: Alberta                                                   


At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture engineered steel products for rail, energy and industrial end markets at six production sites located in the USA (Portland, Oregon; Pueblo, Colorado) and Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan; Calgary, Camrose and Red Deer, Alberta). We are the largest North American producer by volume in the rail and large diameter pipe markets, and we hold leading positions in the Western Canada oil country tubular goods, small diameter pipe and West Coast plate markets.

 

 



Job Description and Responsibilities

 

EVRAZ NA is seeking a Continuous Improvement Leader for our Calgary facility. This role will work in conjunction with production, planning, maintenance and engineering departments to refine operating and maintenance methodology in an effort to increase production and decrease costs. The successful candidate will support engineering to forecast efficiency impacts such as: improvement to productivity, yield, labor and cost when changes to existing lines and new lines are being designed. A key activity is to develop production key performance indicators taking into account product mix and projects. This role reports to the Director of Operations.

 

  • Manages continuous improvement team of one or more analysts
  • Manages multidisciplinary continuous improvement project teams including: production, maintenance and engineering
  • Analysis of material flows, determining potential improvements to reduce pipe handling
  • Analysis of best plant load balance, determines best crew levels per line depending on tons to be produced
  • Analysis of headcount per line, determines operators availability based on work load
  • Evaluation of cycle times, determines cycle activities subject to improvement, conducts bench marks with similar lines to determine actions to improve cycle times
  • Analysis of change overs, utilizes single minute exchange of dyes (SMED) type methodology to improve change over times
  • Analysis of material yield losses, determines technological losses vs. scrap losses, recommend potential technological and control improvements to reduce yield losses
  • Analysis of conversion cost, break down between price and consumption, assist in determining actions to reduce consumption or alternatives to overall improve cost per ton
  • Determines production capacity of existing and future lines
  • Supports basic engineering designs of new lines or modifications to existing lines to have optimal performance
  • Supports engineering team to calculate investment benefits (IRR, NPV, etc.)
  • Utilize lean tools to support continues improvement of plant performance



 



Job Requirements

 

  • Industrial or Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering Technologist, other engineering disciplines will be considered, experience in industrial/manufacturing engineering is required
  • 15 years’ industry experience combined with minimum of 5 years’ pipe industry experience, candidates with less experience may be considered for an Analyst or Specialist role
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, leading teams at a manager level
  • Knowledge of simulation software (i.e. Arena or Promodel)
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Lean tools training and experience
  • Must have excellent skills in MS Office Excel and Word
  • Experience with computer-aided design programs like AutoCAD


 

All applicants must be legally able to work in Canada without sponsorship.

 

 

EVRAZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans.

 

At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture steel. We also manufacture excellence, drive success and build careers for our employees. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a common set of values and the same goal of creating the best possible solution for our customers.

 

With more than 4,500 team members in the U.S. and Canada, EVRAZ offers well-paying jobs and a comprehensive range of employee benefits. Our total compensation package includes benefits such as:

 

  • Competitive wages and bonus opportunities
  • Family medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage at minimal employee cost
  • Short and long term disability programs
  • Competitive retirement plans
  • Paid vacations
  • Apprenticeship and career advancement within the company
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness program

Job Requirements

  • Industrial or Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering Technologist, other engineering disciplines will be considered, experience in industrial/manufacturing engineering is required
  • 15 years’ industry experience combined with minimum of 5 years’ pipe industry experience, candidates with less experience may be considered for an Analyst or Specialist role
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, leading teams at a manager level
  • Knowledge of simulation software (i.e. Arena or Promodel)
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Lean tools training and experience
  • Must have excellent skills in MS Office Excel and Word
  • Experience with computer-aided design programs like AutoCAD