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OPEX Manager

Date: Jun 21, 2019

Location: West Monroe, Louisiana, USA

Company: Voith Group



About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, the Voith Group sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.


For the Voith Voith Paper Fabrics & Rolls Systems Inc., West Monroe department, we are looking for:

OPEX Manager 
West Monroe, LA


Responsibilities –


  • Leads, coaches & facilitates the application of a common site approach of Lean/Six Sigma Tools including: DMAIC tool set, Process Behavior Charts & Value Stream Mapping.
  • Working with the local site management to improve the production process by thinking strategically- working to apply their insight to challenge & adapt current ways of doing things.
  • Actively participate and collaborate with all levels within the company to create a Culture of Discipline through employee involved teams and Lean/Kaizen initiatives.
  • Evaluate new methods and equipment to reduce/eliminate non value added activities, increase machine and production efficiencies for all work area.
  • Coordinate and participate in cost reduction initiatives such as energy, safety, set-up reduction, recycling.
  • Train and develop staff in 5S / Lean Mfg. principles.  Relentlessly measure performance though well-established short and long range goals. Help develop multipliers within the organization.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Availability to travel from time to time.


Qualifications –


  • At least 5 years’ experience in production environment (Preferred).
  • Experienced in the use of statistical/quality tools, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, TPM and other modern mfg. techniques.
  • Ability to lead quality audits.  Experience in auditing systems (Benchmarking / best Practices).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, open minded, ability to adapt to new ideas, flexible, self-driven and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • 4 year Engineering degree (ME or IE preferred)
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt


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* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.

Voith Paper Fabrics & Rolls Systems is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Monroe