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Process Specialist (Grand Forks, ND)

Company: J.R. Simplot
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.SummaryThis role is responsible for coordinating and managing all defined activities, personnel and other resources involved in the analysis, planning, implementation, documentation and support of LEAN and process improvement projects. This job works closely with all departments within the facility to implement continuous improvement.Key Responsibilities Supports EHS&S initiatives to ensure no injury to self or others.Lead and support multi-disciplinary project teams through the use of Project Management techniques/processes and activities that require evaluation, planning, communication, implementation, and follow-up. In addition, requires the ability to lead decision making processes, lead root cause analysis, utilize available improvement tools (such as lean manufacturing), provide analytical & financial analysis / studies as required, and drive non-capital improvements at our facilities.Support continuous improvement by leading or supporting major cost reduction and quality improvement teams.Ensures performance development and goal setting process is administered as required and team member's development needs are identified and improved.Ensures the interface with support personnel or groups is conducted in a participative management style that is conducive with operational goals. Conducts oneself in a professional manner, ensuring confidentiality regarding sensitive issues and ensuring personal appearance meets the standards necessary to perform the job function while representing the Company. Ensures that additional accountabilities as may be required by management be handled in a manner necessary to meet operational goals.Provide support as needed for capital planning & project justification.Typical Education Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or universityRelevant Experience 3+ years processing or production experienceRequired Certifications Green Belt in Six Sigma within 1st yearOther Information Effective conflict resolution techniquesDemonstrated ability to set and attain goalsAbility to be self-managed/self-directedKnowledge of Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma principles with the ability train employees and lead effective cost savings and quality improvement team eventsExperience and understanding of basic accounting/budgeting practicesProficient Computer SkillsUnderstanding of quality assurance specifications, practices and proceduresDemonstrated cross-functional communication skills, both verbal and written, and experience creating and delivering effective presentationsStrong organizational and analyticalUnderstanding of Company policies and federal regulations concerning sanitation, safety, security and labor agreementsWillingness and ability to travel as necessaryUnderstanding of food manufacturing is desirable. Abilities: Distinguishing Features: Requires highly developed observation and troubleshooting skills related to all process and supporting equipment and systemsJob Requisition ID:4277Travel Required:NoneLocation(s):FG Plant - Grand ForksCountry:United States**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**If you require technical assistance, please email us at

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