Operational Excellence / CI Leader

Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Bethlehem, PA, US

Company: Dover Corporation

For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapour recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under 'DOV'. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at www.opwglobal.com.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.


The Operational Excellence (OPEX) / Continuous Improvement Leader will be responsible for executing OPW's Continuous Improvement initiatives by facilitating process improvement activities for our ICS, PA business Unit and supporting remote locations.  


This role will report to the OPW global Continuous Improvement Director and is based in the Bethlehem, PA office.


Primary Responsibilities/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Work with employees at all levels of the organization to identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities that are linked to business goal results. Demonstrate results through performance measurement and analysis.
  • Understand the business Operational Excellence initiative for OPW/ICS at the pillars of S&OP, Order management, New product introduction, Manufacturing, and material/information flow to drive for the processes transformations at all levels that achieve safety, quality, delivery and productivity performances.
  • Understand and support the processes of PFEP, cycle count, Material replenishment flow, and the master planning management, including forecast, demand/supply planning.   
  • Understand the digital factory for manufacturing, data acquisition and machine connectivity for the readily data analysis to achieve the utilization improvement.
  • Train/Coach/Mentor employees at all levels of the organization on the tools and methods that support a continuous improvement culture. Coordinate the development of an organization-wide training plan and execute as planned.
  • The continuous improvement process tools will include:
    •  Tiered accountability and daily management
    • A3 problem solving,
    •  5S and visual management
    •  Brainstorming and problem-solving
    •  Kaizen events
    •  Process and Value Stream Mapping (Design), SIPOC
    •  PDCA / DMAIC
    • TPM / OEE
    • Standard Work
  • Assist in creating platforms to share best practices across operating companies globally
  • Report out on CI initiatives and activities monthly
  • Develop and execute the Kaizen projects at the timeline, the budget, the scope, and the key countermeasures including the training plans and transitioning to end-user departments.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, or Business Related field with a minimum of 5+ years in a role with ownership of Continuous Improvement programs and processes. Project management experience is a plus.
  • Experience in operations/manufacturing is required, and CNC processes experience is a plus. 
  • Experience in high mix, low volume manufacturing environments is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with implementing projects
  • Strong communicative skills and leadership ability to manage multi-functional teams at the organization.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Project required, and MS Power BI a plus.
  • Ability to travel to other OPW domestic locations (15%)


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Pennsylvania : Bethlehem

Sub Division : OPW Corporate

Job Requisition ID : 39762

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