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Operational Excellence Specialist - Houston, Texas

at Carpenter Technology Corporation

Posted: 6/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 16868
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online, company

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Amega West Services is a subsidiary of Carpenter Technology Corporation based in Houston, Texas.  Amega West is a leading manufacturer of high-precision complex components for measurement while drilling (MWD) and logging while drilling (LWD), drill collars, stabilizers and other down-hole tools that have been used for directional oil and gas drilling. Carpenter acquired Amega West in December 2010 to provide a more integrated value-added supply chain to oil and gas customers. This growing business operates within the corporation’s Performance Engineered Products division and maintains strategically located facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

Operational Excellence Specialist  - Houston, Texas


  • Provide advance support and entry level leadership to the Rental (and Manufacturing) Operations focusing on the implementation of Carpenter Operating Mode including but not limit to: a standards rich environment, visual factory, daily management, problem solving supported by leaders standard work, Gemba and continuous improvement thinking.
  • Coach and train teams on application of the operating model.
  • Train and facilitate solving of simple and complex problems
  • Facilitate small Kaizen workshops and continuous improvement activities in a manufacturing environment
  • Perform audits on the health of the Carpenter Operating Model and provide feedback to management, generate reports, and do trend analysis
  • Contribute towards the design and development of Lean training materials. Responsible for scheduling training sessions.
  • Promote, encourage and actively participate in Lean continuous improvement activities.
  • Provide the necessary support to  VP - Rental Sales & Operations and other assigned areas  in the execution of team objectives
  • Travel Expectations: 10% - 25%


  • Four year college degree required.  2+ years of related experience or equivalent as determined by manager.  Prior experience with the Toyota Production System is preferred.   Ability to travel up to 25% to other AWS locations.  
  • Working knowledge of LEAN philosophies. 
  • Working knowledge of various software applications including MS Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and MS Project.
  • Requires excellent project management skills,  quantitative and analytical skills, verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills and have the ability to resolve conflicts and control emotional situations. 
  • Ability to structure tasks and manage changing priorities.  Ability to use sound and logical thinking in choosing a particular course of action.  Ability to work in a production oriented environment.  Ability to evaluate and analyze information and provide creative solutions.   Ability to work with minimum direction. 
  • Operating skills:  Problem Solving, understanding of customer needs, skilled at getting critical tasks accomplished; very resourceful and organized; good at getting things done through others, doesn’t have to do everything personally; creates effective work flows and processes; effective coaching skills.
  • Courage:  Must take on all of the tough issues; not be afraid to challenge the status quo; size up people accurately; select the best; deal promptly with conflict and problem performers.
  • Drives for results:  Quick to take action, doesn’t hesitate when something needs doing; takes action with minimal planning; never gives up if something is achievable; finishes everything.
  • Ideal candidate will have the ability to influence local supervisors, managers and site leaders to adopt, make changes and implement various lean principles and continuous improvement ideals and projects.
  • Ability and motivation to promote a high performance work environment.  Ability to lead inter-disciplinary activities in solving complex problems.  Ability to train and develop others.
  • Ability to work and solve problems in all environments. 
  •  Open and candid communications style; willingness to dissent and encourage dissent prior to final decision making.

Carpenter Technology Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees.

Carpenter Technology Corporation’s policy is to fully and effectively maintain a program of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees, to employ affirmative action for all protected classes, and to recruit and develop the best qualified persons available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company also will recruit, develop and provide opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) is a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of cast/wrought and powder metal stainless steels and specialty alloys including high temperature (iron-nickel-cobalt base), stainless, superior corrosion resistant, controlled expansion alloys, ultra high strength and implantable alloys, tool and die steels, and other specialty metals as well as cast/wrought titanium alloys. We provide materials solutions to the ever changing needs of the automotive, aerospace/ defense, energy, industrial, medical, and consumer products industries. Since it is all about innovation at Carpenter, we are continuing to grow and develop our business strategies.

Carpenter Technology Corporation offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees. Learn more

Carpenter Technology Corporation is committed to ensuring that its online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.  If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please contact us by emailing   We will work to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online.  Only messages sent for this purpose will be considered.  A response to your request may take up to 5 business days.

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