Kasai North America, Inc
  • 15-Oct-2018 to 14-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Talladega 6270
  • Talladega, AL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Salary 1st Shift

Kasai North America offers a competitive salary and benefits package including paid holidays, vacation, life, disability, medical, dental, vision, wellness program, drug card and a matching 401K program in a team environment.

Reports to: Plant Manager or GM of Production

Description: The plant KPS Manager is responsible for driving the KPS principles handed down by Kasai and Corp. KPS to ensure the full implementation of the Kasai Production System principles. The plant KPS Manager provides coaching and direction to the entire KPS staff to ensure all KPS initiatives are fully understood and implemented.  The manager is responsible for the sustainment of all KPS initiatives handed down to the plants.



  • Implement necessary support structures to ensure sustainability e.g. performance management and changes to site organization.
  • Supports the Manufacturing department in development of processes and tooling. Provide problem-solving support to maintain a continuous flow of quality products to our customer.
  • Lead and develop KPS methodology for plants.
  • Serve as coach and trainer and counselor for KPS staff.
  • Lead all QC Story activities and act as a guide in QC Story activities.
  • Monitor KPS activities in plant to ensure targets are being achieved.
  • Clearly communicate KPS activities to Plant GM and or Plant Manager on KPS status.
  • Support and mentor IE in utilization of the manpower calculation process.
  • Work with support groups in aiding and understanding KPS Activities.
  • Provide training and development opportunities to employees (when needed).
  • Participate in ongoing performance management including but not limited to evaluations, recommendations of wage increases and necessary corrective action.
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies, safety standards, 5S practices, regulatory and/or customer requirements.


  • High School Diploma or GED, required.
  • Bachelor's degree with a working knowledge of shop floor management practices, preferred.


  • 3+ years' experience in a production/lean manufacturing leadership role with understanding of KPS Principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize lean tools and a systematic approach (PDCA/DMAIC) when problem solving.
  • Manage multiple projects successfully and communicate results clearly.


  • High level of problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach lean principles: 5S/visual factory, standardization, kaizen, problem solving methodology, flow charts, fishbone diagram, 5 why and just in time. 
  • Demonstrated team building, communication, presentation, interpersonal, and coaching skills.
  • Experience working with Windows operating system as well as Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


  • Ability to work on any shift and the flexibility to work split shifts if required.


Work Environment
This job operates in an office and manufacturing environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Physical Demands

The employee frequently is required to stand and walk and occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee may also be required to work in hot temperatures.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instruction, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor.

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