Company: Weatherford
Skills: Process Management
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom


Overview

Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Responsibilities

Weatherford have a very exciting opportunity for an experienced Lean Specialist/Continuous Improvement Specialist or Lean Six Sigma Black Belt to join the Team in Altens, Aberdeen. The Lean Specialist will provide hands-on leadership to deploy, implement and drive the Lean Manufacturing Program at the respective Manufacturing plant. This position will spearhead the conversion to a lean manufacturing organization driving the implementation of Value Stream Management, 6S, TPM, Standard Work, Kanban/Pull Systems, Root-Cause Problem Solving, Quality at the Source, Lean Daily Management, SMED, POKE-YOKE, Just-in-time, cellular manufacturing, A3 Problem Solving and similar tools to create to drive and sustain a new culture of continuous improvement and manufacturing efficiency. This position will work closely with other functions in the plant including Customer Service, Warehousing, Production, Maintenance, Procurement, HSE, Finance, Manufacturing Engineering, Human Resources and Quality.

SAFETY, SECURITY & COMPLIANCE
  • Maintains safety and service quality as immediate priorities when working across all areas of the business.
  • Maintains the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring that all activities are carried out ethically and in compliance with Company policies and procedures, relevant laws, regulations, standards and industry practices.

QUALITY
  • Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual (QSM), Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions and ensures awareness of applicable QSM requirements including quality policy, quality objectives, and the role of personnel to support the QSM.

OPERATIONAL CAPABILTY
  • Coordinate the deployment and roll out of the Lean Manufacturing Program with Plant Manager and plant leadership team, including developing, deploying, and sustaining lean manufacturing processes.
  • Assist Plant Manager with Hoshin Karin Process and A3 thinking.
  • Develop and drive Value Stream Mapping (VSM), including developing VSM continuous improvement road maps and action plans.
  • Identify, create, and sustain standard processes throughout the organization.
  • Implement Shop Daily Management (SDM).
  • Identify process improvement opportunities in collaboration with other functional leaders, employees and customers and categorize opportunities as improvement vs action activities, projects, or kaizen events.
  • Facilitate lean daily management, promote initiatives to create Lean culture including Gemba walk, 6S/visual management.
  • Develop, deploy and sustain lean manufacturing processes.
  • Support both process and transactional productivity improvement or waste reduction projects.

CLIENT COMMUNICATION
  • Provide plant leadership with awareness, knowledge and guidance of Lean and/or Six Sigma principles, methodologies and tools to support achievement of business objectives.
  • Maintains effective level of communication with a broad range of stakeholders in order to plan activities to support business requirements.
  • Ensure alignment and communication within Product Lines and Operations.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT
  • Teach various sections of the lean training curriculum.
  • Mentor, influence and develop potential lean practitioner candidates.

VISION & LEADERSHIP
  • Provide the necessary leadership to promote change and lean transformation efforts throughout the assigned Manufacturing plant.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing or Electrical Engineering required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in lean manufacturing as a continuous improvement leader, lean lead, black belt, or similar role.
  • Certified Lean Practitioner or Six Sigma Black Belt is required.
  • Proven experience as Kaizen Facilitator.
  • Successful practical experience in VSM, 6S, 5Why, TPM, Standard Work, Mistake Proofing, SIPOC, Process Mapping, Kanban, SMED, Types of Waste & Waste Reduction, Visual Management, Shop Floor Management, Hoshin Planning, Cellular Manufacturing, PDCA and/or DMAIC cycles.
  • Advanced knowledge and the ability to teach VSM, 6S, 5Why, TPM, Standard Work, Mistake Proofing, SIPOC, Process Mapping, Kanban, SMED, Types of Waste & Waste Reduction, Visual Management, Shop Floor Management, Hoshin Planning, Cellular Manufacturing, PDCA and/or DMAIC cycles.
  • Excellent leadership traits with the ability to inspire and motivate the people around you.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively communicate at all levels from the shop floor to senior management.
  • Hands- on, energetic person who spends time on the shop floor working to engage and sustain employees in a Lean culture.
  • The ability to be an "ambassador of change".
  • Strong organizational and computer skills, including experience in MS Office and manufacturing software.
  • The ability to shift priorities and manage time in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to deliver under pressure and create good relationships with Operations Managers.
  • Tenacious in learning the specifics of the business.
  • Strong training and presentation skills.