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Valex Corporation
, Ventura, CA
https://valex.com/
Valex Corporation offers excellent benefits along with the active lifestyle of a mid-sized coastal community offering many recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. If you’re interested in working for a progressive, high-tech manufacturing company, then Valex is the place to be! We have Union and Non-Union positions and plenty of opportunities for advancement.

Process Improvement (Lean) Specialist

Valex Corporation   Ventura, CA   Full-time     Quality Control
Posted on March 9, 2021

Process Improvement (Lean) Specialist

Valex Corporation, located in Ventura, CA is now hiring!

Now offering a hiring bonus to all new employees!

Valex Corporation offers excellent benefits along with the active lifestyle of a mid-sized coastal community offering many recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities.  If you’re interested in working for a progressive, high-tech manufacturing company, then Valex is the place to be!  We have Union and Non-Union positions and plenty of opportunities for advancement.

Benefits:

Our highly competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short/long-term disability. In addition, we offer a competitive 401(k) savings plan, flexible spending accounts, supplemental insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, and educational reimbursement.

About the Position:

Valex is looking for a Process Improvement (Lean) Specialist to join our Quality / Operational Excellence Department. You will be responsible for executing lean process improvement initiatives that will impact Safety, Quality, Cost, and Delivery. Through your expertise, you will provide training and direction for improvement activities to support our business goals and objectives. You will work closely with management and others to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective operational/business solutions for all aspects or our manufacturing operation. 

 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure Valex operates under Operational Excellence (OPEX) guidelines as defined by management,
  • Employ Lean Manufacturing techniques and champion the continuous improvement (CI) culture,
  • Run the CI program, and execute improvement projects identified by management,
  • Assist in identifying facility gaps and forming strategic plans to address such,
  • Train and lead employees on problem solving skills and promote the use of problem-solving tools within the plant functional areas and become a subject matter expert,
  • Participate in GEMBA walks and drive CI culture across the operation,
  • Establish standardized work and audit schedule for sustainability,
  • Analyze and develop reports relating to OPEX status and future plans showing goals and vision,
  • Analyze data and/or reports to find opportunities within KPI reporting structure,
  • Facilitate small group meetings to brainstorm, gather information, or solidify action plans which support ongoing CI activities,
  • Embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds and practice census leadership when possible,
  • Communicate Lean CI vision to plant/functional leaders and implement Lean CI strategy a the plant/functional level,
  • Collaborate with our International operations on CI efforts.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in applicable field,
  • Six Sigma Green Belt from ASQ or Villanova preferred,
  • 2+ years experience in a manufacturing environment with responsibility for Lean, Six Sigma, or Operational Excellence.

About Us:
Since 1976, Valex has been the leading manufacturer of ultra-high purity (UHP) process components used in the semiconductor, TFT/LCD, and solar industries.  From components to manufacturing, assembly to testing - Valex is your One Trusted Source. Over the years, we've introduced advances in electropolishing, precision cleaning, welding and developed leading techniques for spool assembly integration. We offer unprecedented capacity of stainless steel tube, fittings, valves, and manifolds.  You won't find an empty help desk or stagnant innovation at Valex. Instead, you'll find an earnest and supportive customer service team, and a development crew with the drive for advancing continuous improvement and forward-thinking solutions.  

Join Our Team Today!