This job board retrieves part of its jobs from: Toronto Jobs | Emplois Montréal | IT Jobs Canada

Get your new job in the State of Ohio! Updated everyday

To post a job, login or create an account |  Post a Job


Engineer, Continuous Improvement

Pennex Aluminum Company

This is a Full-time position in leetonia, oh posted March 21, 2023.

Who We Are: Founded nearly half a century ago, Pennex Aluminum continues to see rapid growth as a leading provider of quality aluminum cast products and extrusions. With state-of-the-art technology and facilities across Ohio and Pennsylvania, we’re proud to offer the capabilities and expertise to cast billet, extrude custom shapes and fabricate finished components for customers across a range of markets – including automotive, transportation, building and construction, electrical and machinery, consumer durables and distribution.
But it’s not just what we do that sets us apart, it’s how we do it. Safety. Integrity. Respect. Drive. These core values are embodied by each member of our team; guiding every action we take and decision we make. Whether it’s driving innovation within our industry, making the impossible possible for our customers, providing a safe, respectful workplace for employees or supporting our local communities, our purpose is clear. We are dedicated to impacting our world in a positive way.
If you are a like-minded individual with a strong ability to problem solve, collaborate and effectively communicate, Pennex Aluminum may be the perfect place for you to grow your career. To learn more, please visit or check out other opportunities within the Metal Exchange Corporation family of companies at
Job Summary:
This role oversees continuous improvement, lean initiatives and projects which will result in reductions in manufacturing costs by providing training, expertise, and direction for improvement activities to support the manufacturing goals and objectives of the organization. This position also ensures that the supply chain companies continually develop their process in line with the design intent of the customer and verify their systems to ensure they are compliant with the end customer’s needs
Responsibilities of the Role

  • Create the lean vision and continuous improvement strategy to advance the customer experience through improved cycle time, on-time delivery, and ensure all other customer critical to quality areas.
  • Responsible for delivering performance excellence through execution of lean initiatives; providing coaching of the functional standard work and problem solving.
  • Coach all levels from team members to leadership in lean methodology and principles, policy deployment, problem solving, etc
  • Ensure compliance with standard processes and tools, supports the value stream team to develop and follow their personal standard work.
  • Coach all plant operations through lean process and behavior changes, developing a highly effective daily management process focused on lean tools and principles.
  • Carry out supplier validation audits, with supplier support and supplier advanced product quality planning (APQP).
  • Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineers) team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements
  • Lead the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities and Health, Safety and Environmental risks
  • Support new product launches to ensure that supplier quality meets the required standards
  • Facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality issues

Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Education
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience leading teams in a lean transformation
  • Experience
  • Experience implementing and developing teams to implement pull systems
  • History of leadership thru influence, coaching, mentoring and teaching.
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Other required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, hands-on manufacturing environment
  • Highly motivated, self-driven, and eager to learn and apply new skills
  • Attentive to details and follows through on assigned tasks and commitments
  • Flexible and driven to meet tight deadlines, handle multiple projects and prioritize them appropriately
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to effectively disseminate information in a clear and concise manner
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States, visa sponsorships are not available
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills

Perks of the Job

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • 401(k) with robust matching contribution
  • Generous allotment of paid vacation and paid holidays
  • Competitive wages plus performance-based bonus opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Opportunity for career growth and advancement
  • Relocation package may be available

Why Our People Love Working Here
…And So Will You!:

  • Purpose-driven, friendly, open and respectful culture
  • Shared core values of safety, integrity, respect and drive
  • Employee discount program with hundreds of partner brands
  • Up to $5000 tuition reimbursement
  • Complimentary coffee bar
  • Wellness incentive program

Our Commitment to Inclusion:
We welcome people of different backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. To ensure our business and culture continue to be inclusive of all people, we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or marital status, veteran or disability status. Metal Exchange Corporation and it’s family of brands are proud to be equal opportunity employers. Additionally, all of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.