Continuous Improvement Manager

Hubbell Inc   •  

Centralia, MO

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


8 - 10 years

Posted 40 days ago

Division Overview

Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

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Position Overview

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for direction and management of the following functions for the Construction and Safety Products Business Units in Centralia, MO: manufacturing engineering, facilities engineering, environmental engineering, lean, and continuous improvement activities. This position is responsible for over-seeing capital projects, managing the capital budgets, implementing lean projects, continuous improvement and maintaining a pipeline of continuous improvement projects for the Construction and Safety Products Business Units. The Manufacturing Engineering department is responsible for supporting daily operations, improving manufacturing processes by removing waste, process documentation and ensuring safety of all operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the Lean resources of the campus.
  • Coordinate activities with other management personnel. Must have broad view of the business and be willing to coordinate efforts in other areas as required.
  • Lead the development of Lean initiatives for the campus including: lean certification training, kaizen events, visual factory, development of standard work and management of all lean projects.
  • Manage the Material Cost Take-Out projects and initiatives for the campus.
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of productivity (cost reduction) projects that will achieve 5% cost take out every year.
  • Monthly reporting of productivity achievement.
  • Keep management apprised of progress and obstacles that constrain attainment of company objectives. More importantly, must be able to offer proposals for overcoming said obstacles.
  • Must possess and exhibit good communication and leadership skills along with a good working knowledge of personnel practices including recruitment, professional development initiatives, goal setting, performance improvement planning, and administration of shop rules and regulations. Tact and diplomacy are essential.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Attend and participate in daily production planning meetings.
  • Assists in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees

Skills and Experience

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Business Administration with 7 or more years of experience in manufacturing of metal and assembly environment. Must have Lean and/or 6 Sigma experience. Requires practical knowledge of Microsoft Office and ERP systems.


Bachelors Degree in Engineering General or Business