CI Specialist
Novelis Corporation

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Position Overview

Position Overview

Novelis - Oswego has an exciting opportunity for a career minded Continuous Improvement professional with an interest in growing within a manufacturing environment.

The CI Specialist/Black Belt will report to the Continuous Improvement Manager, while working closely with project Sponsors to achieve project results.

The CI Specialist/Black Belt facilitates various improvement events which will deliver significant operational, safety and financial benefits, while providing the expertise and leadership necessary to carry out the Continuous Improvement process throughout all areas of the Oswego facility.
Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Lead or co-lead various Improvement Events - Rapid Improvement Events, Value Stream Analysis, 6s, Standard Work, Flow Cells and DMAIC projects resulting in measurable business improvements
  • Partner with Process Owners, Project Sponsors and other CI resources to drive results
  • Coach and support Green Belts and line management in continuous improvement activities
  • Assist in identifying continuous improvement opportunities
  • Define the scope and financial justification of improvement opportunities
  • Become an expert in the use of Lean and Six Sigma tools; ensure that the tools are used appropriately by team members
  • Report CI Events status and results

  • Bachelor's Degree is required
    • Preferably with a focus on statistics, project management, quality, engineering, business or other related and applicable field.
  • Must pass the Novelis Continuous Improvement training program
  • Previous Continuous Improvement experience as well as Certified Black Belt or significant demonstration of successfully leading projects is a plus
  • Experience in manufacturing, quality, engineering or project management is a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to gain support of other managers and staff to implement change without direct supervisory control.
Strong presentation and communication skills at all organizational
Location Profile

Novelis' Oswego facility is located on Lake Ontario in north-central New York and employs approximately 1100 people. The Oswego site produces more than a billion pounds of high-quality aluminum sheet each year in order to serve our customers in the automotive beverage can and specialty markets. In addition to museums and public parks many Oswego residents and visitors enjoy boating fishing hiking and other local recreational activities. Novelis is committed to the Oswego community through its ongoing support of the local United Way Habitat for Humanity Oswego Harborfest and many other worthwhile community and civic organizations. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.

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