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Flowserve Corporation Manufacturing Site Continuous Improvement Leader in Taneytown, Maryland

Company Overview:

Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.

Position Description:

If a culture of excellence, innovation and ownership is what you’re searching for, consider putting your experience in motion at Flowserve.

As an individual contributor, or as a leader of people, your enterprise mindset will ensure Flowserve’s position as the global standard in comprehensive flow control solutions. Here, your opportunity for professional development and industry leading rewards will be supported by our foundational commitments to the values of people first, integrity and safety.

Thinking beyond opportunity and reward, at Flowserve, we are inspired by working together to create extraordinary flow control solutions to make the world better for everyone!

Role Summary:

  • This role involves facilitating continuous improvement implementation and employee involvement at the business level.

  • Accountable for teaching/coaching Lean enterprise methods and integrating with the business to form and execute business improvement plans that deliver tangible benefits to business performance.

  • This role will contribute to build a people-first culture that delivers significant business results.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Be the facility lead practitioner, coach, teacher, trainer and consultant in developing, supporting and leading CI culture within the site they reside, and across Flowserve as required

  • Facilitates CI actions and employee involvement teams throughout the platform / site and across all functional areas, in the pursuit of sustained beneficial change.

  • Implements a train-the-trainer approach and rapid, sustained implementation through learn by doing methods

  • Facilitates improvement implementation through: employee teams, CI events, team improvement projects, LEAN Enterprise training workshops.

  • Provides local leadership, coaching, and training in LEAN thinking, processes and production

  • Co-creates, sustains, revises and measures progress on the Business Area CI Plan that contributes to the future state.

  • Focuses teams on CI, by involving people in meeting productivity and site / platform objectives.

  • Identifies opportunities to implement common processes and best practices from other facilities within Platforms and across Flowserve. Disseminate and act upon relevant industry and corporate benchmarking data.

  • In unison with the Plant Manager and Plant Controller, ensure that benefits related to CI initiatives are calculated according to corporate standards and are ultimately achieved within the targeted timespan

  • Assures that planned improvements are implemented, measured, driven to closure and crossed to operating results.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with indentured apprenticeship/equivalent or academic qualifications

  • 5+ years+ experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Previous management experience is required

  • 7 Quality Tool Practitioner (fishbone, 5 Why’s / Ishikawa, Histograms, Control Charts, Pareto Analysis, Scatter Diagrams and Stratification)

  • Ability to work with/across all functional areas and all levels of the business

  • Excellent oral, written and facilitation communication skills


  • Industry or Business experience where LEAN or Operational Excellence is core to the business

  • Six Sigma Black Belt Green Belt, or LEAN Certified

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Technical or Business

  • 3 years+ industrial manufacturing experience

  • Demonstrated Change Management Experience

  • Strong Facilitation Experience; Instructional Design is a plus

Job Posting/Business Card Title: Manufacturing Site Continuous Improvement Leader

Primary Posting Location: Taneytown, Maryland US

Percentage of Approximate Travel Required: 10%

Job Posting Category: Operations

Employment Type: Full time

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 46670BR