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Date:  Apr 17, 2024
Job Req ID:  17871
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  GA
City:  Rome
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Manufacturing Reliability Site Resource


If you are a leader, self-driver, nimble thinker, and love to take an active approach to positive change, we need you.  Some of the key responsibilities you will have are to drive overall plant efficiency to improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), deliver cost savings through building capability in lean methodologies, and put your continuous improvement mindset to work. This is an onsite role located at our Rome plant, with the schedule of Monday – Friday, 6 am – 4 pm! 


As a Manufacturing Reliability Site Resource on the Kellanova manufacturing reliability team, we want you to take a new approach to what otherwise might be the status quo. This role isn’t just about keeping the plant running smoothly; it's about contributing to the entire organization's success. You will have the opportunity to work with a strong team and have growth opportunities within Kellanova. Stay curious, adapt to industry shifts, and keep pushing the boundaries of what’s possible!


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Tools for Success - Leverage KWS strategic methodologies, systems, and tools, such as Autonomous Maintenance, problem-solving, process mapping, and loss analysis to drive results of critical KPI's for the site. Deliver robust and effective presentations, using your communication skills as a change agent.
  • Drive Change with Continuous Improvement Efforts- Execute cost savings projects that successfully deliver results. Identifying process inefficiencies and sources of loss, championing KWS systems and tools to drive out loss. Coaching supervisors and frontline employees building capabilities within the KWS environment. Support cost savings ideation sessions, applying diagnostics to understand and drive root cause analysis of the source of loss.
  • Strategize to Win & Impacting Results - Continually collaborating with hourly and salary personnel to identify and troubleshoot chronic losses utilizing data analysis and root cause problem-solving techniques. Utilizing KWS systems and tools to deliver a reduction in source of loss and drive out inefficiencies within the manufacturing process.
  • Empower Efficiency with a New Angle - Transform manufacturing capabilities by working with frontline personnel to identify and implement appropriate CLs and CILs for key pieces of equipment. Conducting health checks on programs and systems to ensure they are meeting KWS standards of excellence.
  • Empower Teams - Provide training for operations, leadership, and plant associates on KWS methodologies, systems, and tools. Supporting plant implementation of AM and RM by developing capability in operations and support teams. 


We’re Looking for Someone With


  • HS Diploma/GED and experience in Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Exceptional ability to influence and lead cross-functional teams across all levels of the organization while multi-tasking and prioritizing requests from multiple sources.
  • Proven experience leading continuous improvement projects (Lean, TPM, Six Sigma, KWS, IWS, HPO)
  • Food Manufacturing experience.
  • Previous experience driving continuous improvement initiatives.
  • A passion for improvement and thinking outside the box.
  • Strong desire and drive to be a change agent.


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.


The best brands. The best people. The best you.


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 website here.   

Nearest Major Market: Rome

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