Operational Excellence Engineer - Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Posted in Building and Construction

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Job Info

Job ID: 438760


Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more. With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Infrastructure is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.

Position Overview

This position will be a key resource in developing and completing manufacturing process improvement projects and best practices across Infrastructure Products Group's 80+ precast and enclosures manufacturing locations. These improvement projects will increase profitability, throughput, and quality; improving the Group's competitive position. The Operational Excellence Engineer should be self-motivated and able to work effectively in a decentralized and matrixed team environment. This position will work closely with plant management teams and corporate functions to implement, track and manage change initiatives.


  • Develop, evaluate and improve production methods utilizing lean tools, knowledge of product design, materials and parts, tooling and production equipment capabilities, process methods, and quality control standards
  • Help identify opportunities for significant improvement by working with operations and/or sales teams to understand opportunities to apply lean process improvement initiatives
  • Provide oversight and guidance, planning, training and mentoring to plant-level teams implementing continuous flow production processes
  • Drive manufacturing process change through active hands-on communication and coordination with plant-level teams
  • Oversee and lead plant improvement workshops to identify, diagnose and address bottlenecks and inefficiencies in production processes
  • Provide follow-up and tracking to ensure identified improvement opportunities are completed as planned and teams are accountable to the process
  • Translate operational needs into project requirements and specifications
  • Force rank improvement opportunities - develop and implement project analysis techniques and processes to select opportunities that optimize the following desired attributes: Profit impact, Time to complete, Complexity, Risk, Cost to Implement


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or related degree or the equivalent in relevant experience
  • In depth knowledge and practical experience applying lean manufacturing methodologies to support continuous production operations
  • Track record of achieving positive results using lean manufacturing techniques
  • Competency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and experience with ERP/MRP systems and project management tools
  • Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt preferred
  • Demonstrable experience leading manufactured cost improvements
  • Industry experience in concrete manufacturing or building products sectors
  • Effective team builder and leader with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team within a highly matrixed environment

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Strong ability to develop and maintain a wide range of multi-site relationships at all levels of the organization utilizing influence, communication, facilitation, and presentation to effectively define and manage positive change
  • Thorough understanding of lean management tools and practices with ability to assess, explain and deploy with common-sense approach to plant teams to drive measurable improvements.
  • Problem solver able to consistently think strategically, act with urgency, and uphold our high ethical standards
  • Travel up to 75% of the time

What CRH Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.

If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!

Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link.

Date Posted: Sep 29, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Business Process, Manufacturing Engineer, Six Sigma, Plant Manager, Management, Engineering, Manufacturing

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