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Continuous Improvement Engineer II

Company: WESTLAKE CHEMICAL
Location: Longview
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate. Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.
If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the \\"Careers\\" worklet and view \\"Westlake Career Opportunities\\".
SummaryThe Continuous Improvement Engineer II is responsible for the overseeing Westlake s Continuous Improvement (WCI) process at the Longview, TX site by providing guidance and support to Operations and Support functions at the facility by:Leveraging the Strat plan for project identification and prioritization of available resources
Engage process owners in review of active projects and capture of new project ideas
Maintain a project queue to be used for work prioritization, resource planning, and training
Facilitate brainstorms and other idea generating activities as needed for improvement ideas
Drive and track cost savings and margin/throughput projects for the site and capture in a common database (currently Power Steering)
Teach continuous improvement thinking and 6 Sigma and LEAN tools

All duties will be performed in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of all personnel on site. Whenever appropriate, promptly report Safety, Health or Environmental incidents or issues to management so the situation can be corrected. This will include attending periodic Safety Meetings and active participation in safety discussions to help prevent both offsite and on-the-job incidents.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESBeing knowledgeable in quality processes, tools, and ongoing developments in the area of quality improvement
Work closely with Region 1 WCI Manager and Corporate WCI Manager to coordinate and implement of various WCI activities or initiatives
Assure that the site s Power Steering database is being properly updated at a minimum monthly including training/coaching others in the use of Power Steering.
Design and implement appropriate initial quality training for site-based employees to address the principles of quality, quality processes and tools based upon the company s Total Quality Management (TQM) program. Assure quality training of all new employees occurs.
Initiate and/or coordinate all quality-related training, including but not limited to on-site and off-site Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean classes
Become the site s subject matter expert for WCI and quality processes. Provide assistance in selection of process improvement projects, process improvement teams to execute the projects, and experts to assist the teams.
Help site management establish quality goals, benchmarks and metrics to further promote and enhance quality awareness and improvements.
Be responsible for facility-wide communications relative to program plans, activities and results.
As assigned, actively work on individual DMAIC projects until completion as well as LEAN six sigma based projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:B.S. degree in Engineering or other engineering field is required. Five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing environment is required.
Trained or pursuing certification of 6Sigma LEAN yellow, green, or black belt is desired.
Proficiency in MS Excel, Word and other basic computer applications is required. It is preferred that the incumbent possess knowledge in data analysis and statistics.
Works well in a team environment, balance multiple projects, and be able to make effective presentations.
Basic understanding of process equipment including pumps, heat exchangers, vessels, etc.
Capable of working with a multi-disciplined team to drive progress.
Analytical and problem solving skills.


Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.
If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the \\"Careers\\" worklet and view \\"Westlake Career Opportunities\\".

Keywords: WESTLAKE CHEMICAL, Longview , Continuous Improvement Engineer II, Engineering , Longview, Texas

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