Kasai North America, Inc
  • 30-Nov-2018 to 29-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Talladega 6220
  • 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: Cost Reduction Manager



  • Coordinate the generation of cost savings opportunities and other activities as directed by management.            
  • Estimate cost savings potential of identified VA initiatives.
  • Oversee VA study results to provide timely, accurate summaries that drive continuous improvement.
  • Identify and coordinate the implementation of cost savings initiatives with all departments as needed.
  • Monitor and report actual savings and progress towards company VA goals.
  • Communicate VA progress with Kasai and M-TEK North America.
  • Attend customer VA activities as required.
  • Research and analyze plant and customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs and applications.
  • Conduct research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation and performance of materials, equipment, components and systems.
  • Develop and request testing of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification for cost reduction opportunities.
  • Follow established work practices that support compliance with all company policies, safety standards, 5S practices, regulatory and/or customer requirements.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in related discipline and 1-3 years of work experience.


Associate's Degree in related discipline and 3-5 years of experience


H.S. Diploma or equivalent and 5+ years of experience.



  • Practical knowledge of Production and Supply Chain.
  • Ability to assess cost drivers of industrial processes and effective project execution.
  • Experience working with Windows operating system as well as Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Basic understanding of various production processes and advanced continuous improvement skills.
  • Review of Kasai VA reporting system and process.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing  principals, preferred.


Work Environment

This job operates primarily in an office environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment. Some of the work will be performed in a plant environment where it may be loud.


Physical Demands

The employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.



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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