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Date:  Mar 28, 2024
Job Req ID:  17958
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  KY
City:  Pikeville
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Manufacturing Reliability Site Resource


As a Manufacturing Reliability Site Resource, you play a key role on the Kellanova manufacturing team by driving overall plant initiatives to improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and delivering cost savings through building capability in TPM (total productive maintenance) methodologies, systems, and tools. This position is located in our Pikeville, KY plant and will be a fully onsite role. As a member of our Manufacturing Reliability Department, you will collaborate with other IT team members, Engineers, and Continuous Improvement Leaders to deliver on action plans and contribute towards the site digital roadmap.


This high-profile position collaborates with most everyone in the plant, from the senior leadership team to the hourly workforce, and provides an opportunity to be involved in improvements in every aspect of plant operations. High performing individuals can grow into a variety of leadership, project management or engineering roles.



A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Tools for Success - Deploying strategic methodologies, systems, and tools, such as Autonomous Maintenance, Reliability Maintenance, Problem Solving, Process Mapping, etc. to deliver site OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and cost savings goals.
  • Drive Change/Continuous Improvement - Enabling capability for others to function within the plant environment, as well as driving and supporting cost ideations and diagnostics, along with tracking and communicating projects for visibility between other plant functions and teams. Integrating system health and project monitoring into the current structure to ensure the sustainability of improvements.
  • Empower Efficiency/ Take a New Angle  Work with the Reliability Maintenance COE (Center of Excellence) team to effectively plan, schedule, and execute work; installing and sustaining the breakdown elimination and equipment classification systems. Developing and executing training for operations, leadership, and plant associates on KWS methodologies, systems and tools.
  • Strategize to Win/ Impact Results - Continually collaborating with hourly personnel and supervisors to identify and troubleshoot chronic and sporadic losses through data analysis. Utilizing systems and tools to deliver a reduction in minor stops and breakdowns.
  • Empower Teams - Supporting plant implementation of AM and RM by coaching supervisors/managers to ensure their capability to lead work teams.


We’re Looking for Someone With


  • HS Diploma/GED and experience in Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Experience leading continuous improvement projects (Lean, TPM, Six Sigma, KWS, IWS, HPO)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization & influence others
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter, so it may take us a few weeks to get back with you by email or phone. Visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and more about what we offer.


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If you join our team, you’ll be rewarded for the difference you make. Our comprehensive benefits offer you the support you need through your life events, big or small. Visit our benefits page & be sure to ask your recruiter for more specific information.


Get to Know Us


At Kellanova, we are driven by our vision to be the world’s best-performing snacks-led powerhouse, unleashing the full potential of our differentiated brands and our passionate people. Our portfolio of iconic, world-class brands include Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, MorningStar Farms, Special K, Krave, Zucaritas, Crunchy Nut, among others.


Kellanova’s Culture of Best means we bring our best to all that we do in pursuit of our vision to be the world’s best performing snacks-led powerhouse. Our culture celebrates boldness and empowers our people to challenge the status quo, achieve results, and win together.


Our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) enables us to build a culture of belonging where all employees have a place at the table and are inspired to share their passion, talents and ideas to work.


We’re on a journey to be the best. You coming?


Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our websitehere.    

Nearest Major Market: Pikeville

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