Productivity Specialist
Linde Ince

Long Beach, California

Posted in Engineering

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Job Info

About Linde:

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2020 sales of $27 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.

The company serves a variety of end markets including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.

For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit .

Job Overview:

Work with plant management, Regional management, and other Productivity organizations to identify, develop, lead, and complete a portfolio of six to ten Lean Six Sigma and/or Cost Reduction Productivity projects of varying complexity and size per year across all aspects of Praxair's industrial gas business. Develop and complete General Productivity project validation and Procurement Productivity initiatives. Conduct value stream mapping of current operational processes, identify defects, and implement process improvements. Utilize Lean Six Sigma and overall Productivity methodology and processes to improve plant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), understand electricity and natural gas tariffs and how to optimize them, identify cost reduction and capital project opportunities, and increase plant profitability. Learn and demonstrate how Praxair develops cost/benefit analyses, acquires capital, and executes projects. Responsible for the leadership of black belt projects and oversight of green belt projects which are broad in nature, often across multiple sites. Facilitate idea generation through collaborative efforts including brainstorming, lean events, and stakeholder engagement. Implement action plans to meet the needs of the business and key stakeholders. Support monthly Region Productivity and/or Capital reporting.

Scope: This position requires a self-motivated individual who is expected to function at a high level with limited supervision. Learn and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Productivity methodology and processes. Achieve productivity benefit goals by implementing those learnings and skillfully implementing productivity projects. Act as a resource for the application of advanced productivity tools and discipline. Overcome resistance to change. Work well with and learn from stakeholders at various levels, in particular, Linde Engineering and Region Directors/Operations Managers to align and drive initiatives, simultaneously developing exposure and connections for future career opportunities.

Reporting Relationships: This position reports to the Director of Capital, Productivity and Energy and is primarily an individual contributor role. The role can be located in San Francisco (Pittsburg, CA) or Los Angeles (Wilmington, CA). Will train and coach junior level productivity professionals and green belts on smaller projects. Will lead project teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Typical annual Productivity Savings Target portfolio of $5+ million per year.
  • Provides productivity support to portfolio of plants within LGUS West Region, Sales, and Customer Service.
  • Solves complex problems; takes broad perspective to identify innovative solutions.
  • Develops conclusions from analyses, applies results, and presents findings.
  • Continuously builds and demonstrates technical proficiency in Operations and Distribution processes and is able to apply these skills to identify and execute productivity opportunities.
  • Facilitates idea generation through collaborative efforts (e.g. brainstorming, Lean events, and stakeholder engagement).
  • Understands strategic direction of business unit or division and implements action plans to meet the needs of the business and key stakeholders.
  • Establishes a strong leadership presence with project team(s).

  • Bachelor's degree required (preferably chemical or mechanical engineering).
  • 2-5+ years Air Separation or project management experience, and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to influence required.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel, use of statistical principles via Minitab software or equivalent preferred.
  • Green Belt training or certification preferred.
  • Must be willing to travel at least 25% - 35%.
  • Must work out of an Area Plant in the West Region, options include Tacoma WA, Hillsboro OR, Pittsburg CA, Wilmington CA, Ontario CA, Magna UT, or Loveland CO.
At Linde, we strive to create a work environment that treats all employees with respect, supports new thoughts and ideas, encourages growth and development, celebrates our differences, and embraces inclusion. Linde is committed to remaining an employer of choice for the diverse, ever-increasing pool of global talent. To learn more, visit About Linde.

We offer a comprehensive competitive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, health, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(k) (with matching), and pension benefits.

Linde thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

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