Morgantown, Pennsylvania

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COMPANY BACKGROUND:

Morgan Truck Body LLC is the largest manufacturer of medium duty freight and refrigerated van and truck bodies in North America. Founded in 1952, as a small welding shop in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, on the site where Conestoga wagons were manufactured through the late 1800s, we have experienced tremendous growth and continue to look for additional expansion opportunities around the world. With a total of fourteen manufacturing and six service facilities strategically located across the U.S. and Canada, Morgan is able to provide the quality, service, and prompt delivery our customers expect.

A subsidiary of J.B. Poindexter, a privately held diversified manufacturing company, Morgan offers a vast variety of career opportunities, internally as well as within the J.B. Poindexter family of companies. We offer competitive salaries and progressive benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, disability plans, 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more. We pride ourselves in team member development, performance, recognition, and a culture of diversity and respect. Whether you are taking the next step of your career or just beginning, joining Morgan’s winning team means being part of a great home away from home. You will be challenged. You will be proud.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Leading, identifying and implementing Morgan lean initiatives across the entire company. Teaching, mentoring and facilitating implementation of the Morgan Manufacturing System. Continuously identifying best practices, processes and standard work and integrating into Morgan’s manufacturing strategy (standard work).

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Lead the implementation of Morgan’s lean foundational strategies (engage the work force, straight through flow, one piece flow, cycle time variation reduction tools/strategies)

2. Lead plants in the 2nd tier of Morgan’s lean manufacturing strategy by optimizing key bottlenecks identified by the one piece flow and data analysis.

3. Lead plants in problem solving using the scientific method.

4. Lead Kaizen/PPS workshops specifically targeting problems identified through data analysis.

5. Develop action plans from workshops and have an unwavering follow up process to insure success.

6. Stay current of the latest lean strategies through seminars, books and contacts.

7. Understand the underlying principles behind lean strategies and spread throughout the company.

8. Be a recognized lean expert in the company.

9. Lead Morgan’s quest for attaining the Shingo Prize.

10. Potential travel up to 35% to our other plants.

11. Special major projects will require extended stays that will take several months.

12. Implement Andon systems across the entire company.

13. Through Kaizen/PPS workshops develop best practices for work centers and spread to all other plants.

14. Lead the development of laying out new plants consistent with Morgan’s manufacturing strategy/principles.

15. Lead the financial analytics and tracking system for savings and cost reduction initiatives across the company.

16. Developed best practices protocols and share lessons learned across all manufacturing locations.

17. Prepare presentations, meeting notes and any other supporting documentation for the steering committee, management reviews and Board meetings.

18. Perform other related duties as assigned.

EXPERTISE REQUIRED:

• Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Manufacturing or Engineering focus

• 10+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing industry, preferably within an automotive, truck environment

• Previous experience as a manufacturing plant or maintenance engineer preferred

• Career progression through various manufacturing roles

• Proven strength in manufacturing, assembly, operations, Lean, P&L, finance analytics and first-rate leadership skills

• Proof record of cost savings tracking system and implementation

• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Minitab

• Excellent knowledge of Lean, as modeled after the Toyota Production System

• Experience in multi-plant environment

• Must possess the ability to establish rapport and working relationships at all levels of the organization and communicate effectively throughout

• Strong follow-up and follow-through skills

• Willingness to travel domestically at least 35% of the time with some international travel

• Traveling on business by air and ground to include driving rental cars when appropriate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Working in an office environment in a seated position a minimum of eight hours per day is required. At times, this job operates in a manufacturing plant environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Special Application Instructions:

• Click the link below to complete our pre-employment assessment (approximately 30 minutes or less).

• https://www.ondemandassessment.com/link/index/JB-PWMBNWREF?u=182153

• After completing the pre-employment assessment, come back to this job posting and click the Apply button to complete our online application where you can also submit a resume.

• After completing your online application, your pre-employment assessment results and application/resume will be more thoroughly reviewed and you may be contacted for a personal interview.

Morgantown, Pennsylvania

J.B. Poindexter & Co. (JBPCO) is a privately held, diversified manufacturing company with over $1.4B dollars in annual revenue and 6,300 team members. Eight operating subsidiaries covering over 40 locations are engaged in the production of commercial truck bodies, step-vans, utility trucks, funeral coaches, limousines, pick-up truck bed enclosures, precision machining and expandable foam plastic packaging.

J.B. Poindexter Companies looking to hire: Truck Accessories Group (TAG), Morgan Truck Body, Reading Truck Body & Morgan Olson

Who We Are Looking For 

JBPCO is seeking transitioning military service membersmilitary veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  

Should I Apply?

JBPCO affords team members opportunities in career advancement, and an array of benefits, as well as training, development, and a competitive salary. JBPCO job opportunities are nationwide supporting local economies.  Their culture emphasizes diversity, safety, team building, succession planning and morale as well as recognizing military veteran team members.  If you are ready to advance your career and help the JBPCO team move further down the road ahead, view their available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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