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in Norris, TN

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At Dura-Line, we aspire to create a more connected world, because we believe every company, every community, every person deserves the chance to advance their lives through better access to high-speed broadband. We take pride in our state-of-the-art quality products and being recognized a key partner with all of the major telecommunications companies across the world. In one year, Dura-Line produced over 1.4 billion feet of digital network infrastructure. Dura-Line creates what connects us. Every time you pick up your cell phone, log into the internet, or use your i-anything, it's because our HDPE pathways protect that delicate string of glass called a fiber optic cable that carries everything from precious pictures of your puppy to the latest sports scores. Your safety, health, family, work, entertainment…your whole life; that's our connection.

We are currently seeking a highly strategicLocal Continuous Improvement SpecialistinourClinton, TN site.The Continuous Improvement Specialist is responsible driving and supporting operational efficiency the plant. They will use process improvement methodologies and techniques to analyze, identify, facilitate and manage continuous process improvement initiatives across the plant. This role will collaborate with functions internally and externally to increase efficiency and compliance at the plant level.This role requires strong organizational, project management and collaboration skills. The ability to proactively identify gaps and quickly implement long-term solutions will be key to the success of this role.

  • Support manufacturing vision and Path to excellence
  • Implements continuous improvement initiatives using various Lean methodologies and principles (e.g., 5S, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Kaizen, etc.)
  • Initiatives to improveoperational efficiency
  • Drives cross-functional processes and productivity improvement projects for the plant's strategic objectives
  • Implement improvement methodologies and techniques, project management structure and progress reporting
  • Assess integrated project plans, resource projections, risk plans, and effectiveness metrics for each initiative
  • Communicate project progress/ concerns and actively identifies issues that potentially affect project completion and identify potential interventions or solutions to manage the issues
  • Escalate significant issues to management and identify performance and resource gaps relative to process improvement initiatives, adoption of best practices, recommend corrective actions
  • Conduct metric reporting and presentations as needed to ensure alignment with business goals and objectives
  • Collaborate with management on education, training, and mentoring of personnel, including trainings on Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Mentor staff ensuring Operational Excellence standards (e.g. Lean Manufacturing, Root Cause Analysis) are being used for problem solving (tools and methods) and daily continuous improvement
  • BA/BS or equivalent degree in Engineering or business discipline strongly preferred
  • Minimum 5 years' experience with Lean/Six Sigma in a manufacturing Environment, supervisory role strongly preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green belt qualification or equivalent strongly preferred.
  • Expert organization and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Ability to define business improvement strategy, and manage, drive, and execute projects from concept through implementation
  • Ability to act as a change agent to instill a lean six sigma atmosphere and a continuous improvement culture
  • Analytical skills and problem- solving capabilities are critical
  • Ability to work on complex or multiple projects and exercise critical thinking with little to no supervision
  • Proven ability to effectively teach complex information across participants with experience and capabilities
  • Proven ability to establish productive relationships and partnerships across the organization to ensure alignments of goals and deliverables
  • Strong leadership skills, self-motivated, adaptable to a dynamic environment
  • Able to collaborate effectively with internal project teams
  • Ability to establish priorities, excellent sense of urgency and ability to collaborate (interpersonal, relationship management) with study teams, cross functional team members and external partners/vendors
  • Must be proficient in taking initiative, have a hands-on approach and must demonstrate strong cross-functional facilitation skills to continuously drive improvement
We are offering:
  • We offer 401k with 6% company match (company will automatically contribute an extra 3% of your plan-eligible pay to your 401k). Total potential Orbia contribution equal to 9% of your plan eligible pay annually
  • Multi-tier benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision) that you can tailor for yourself and dependents which includes Employer paid Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, & Life Insurance
  • We also offer an inclusive relocation assistance package
  • Wellness Employee Assistance Program (EAP), paid parental leave, Fitness & Weight-loss Reimbursement
  • Additional benefits include tuition reimbursement, 11 paid company holidays, paid time off/vacation time, career development opportunities, and many other benefits in a collaborative culture that focuses on work & life balance, innovation, & teamwork.Benefits start at day one!
JOIN THE TEAM: Discover how Dura-Line creates what connects us. Every day, in the little ways and the big ones, our lives depend on clear, consistent, reliable communication. Check out our products, history, and testimonials and apply today at

Dura-Line is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the federal E-Verify program to verify the work eligibility of all new hires.

All employees are subject to pre-employment Background Check and Drug Screening and employment is contingent upon successful clearance of both. Dura-Line is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the federal E-Verify program to verify the work eligibility of all new hires.



Join Our Team:Dura-Line offers all its employees an exciting work environment and provides career opportunities in a continuously growing company. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce that represents our global customer base. Check out our products, history, and testimonials

Dura-Line is part of a community of companies, known asOrbia, bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia's business groups have a collective focus on insuring food security, reducing water scarcity, reinventing the future of cities and homes, connecting communities to data infrastructure, and expanding access to health and wellness with advanced materials. The business groups include Precision Agriculture, Building and Infrastructure, Fluor, Polymer Solutions, and Data Communications, which collectively pursue human centric solutions to global challenges.

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