Associate Business Systems Specialist

Full time @GAF Materials Corporation Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 37147
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience Fresh
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Certificate

Job Description

Job Description:
At GAF, we cover more than just buildings. We cover each other. Under this roof, you will have the tools and resources you need to grow and develop in your career. You will experience our incredible culture and will be empowered to support your teammates, your customers, and especially your community. Under this roof, we define the future while leading the present through our deep well of experience and our responsibility to the future to drive improvements and innovation in our products. We are GAF. And under this roof, we protect what matters most.
Team or Function Overview
GAF’s Manufacturing facility in Chester is located in an area known not only for its scenic beauty but for its dedication to community. Located between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC Chester is in a prime location for anyone with any interests varying from hiking, hunting and fishing, to enjoying the cuisine, culture, and activities expected from larger city environments. The Chester Glass Mat facility boasts a highly tenured workforce of just under 100 employees with a safety record of nearly 24 years without a lost-time injury. As our employees will tell you, when you come to Chester, you’ll never want to leave!
The GAF Business Systems Specialist (Level I) is responsible for supporting the implementation and integration of continuous improvement in the plant operations at a specific plant along with participation in initiatives with commercial plants across the GAF network. This key role is accountable for promoting a culture of continuous improvement and efficiency across the plant’s products, systems, operations and processes. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager with a dotted line to the Director GAF Production Systems Commercial. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of lean and/or six sigma with the ability to assist in coaching, training and driving these projects within the plant.
Essential Duties
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist in leading the implementation of lean principles to drive results (Safety, Quality, Customer Delivery, Cost Management) in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • This is a key role for helping and influencing change by implementing lean manufacturing methods through influence, facilitation, coaching, and mentoring the production and support teams (without any direct authority).
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement by engaging people in improving the business.
  • Developing the site team through hands-on improvement projects combined with relevant training in all manufacturing, support, and administrative functions.
  • Measure and report progress to the site team and Plant Manager. Ensuring that improvement projects and training are consistent with GAF Business Systems standards and sustained over time. Advertising the plant team’s successes to upper management and ensuring credit is given at the lowest level possible in the organization.
  • Conduct gap assessments and ensure conformance to requirements of GAF Business Systems Standards.
  • Ensures consistent implementation of quality improvements and actively promotes Continuous Improvement.
  • Presents, facilitates and leads assigned process improvement events (Kaizen)
  • Train and develop staff competencies in basic and advanced problem solving methodologies
  • Collaborate with cross-organizational manufacturing management teams to ensure appropriate participation and support.
Under This Roof, We Require
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Work in a GAF plant for at least a year
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and follow-up skills
  • Strong problem solving, team building, planning and decision making skills.
  • Influences others through informal leadership, teaching, and hands-on demonstrations of Lean principles and practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Positive influencing, encouraging, and motivating others to get results
  • Proficient in Google Sheets, Slides, etc.
  • Ability to work independently, manage through others and maintain schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to travel 10%
Under This Roof, We Also Value
  • Understanding of quality systems (data management, lab/test equipment calibration management, sampling and test plans, nonconformance/disposition, supplier management, CAPA, auditing) is preferred.
  • Experience in implementing continuous improvements and improvement systems is a plus
  • Effective presentation and group facilitation skills.
  • Experience in supporting logistics, supply chain and 3rd party outsourcing and application of industrial systems management (IE methods) are a plus.
How We Protect What Matters Most
  • We offer a wide range of health insurance options that include medical, dental, and vision for you and your family.
  • Our Family-Building benefits support the many different journeys to fertility and parenthood.
  • Our robust 401K plan includes an employer match contribution with your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions.
  • Other exciting programs and perks are available to help employees achieve work-life balance, including (but not limited to) a wellness program, free financial coaching, a referral program, and product rebates when purchased for an employee’s primary residence.
  • Professional growth and development are very important to us! We offer internal training programs and courses, as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.
  • We put diversity and inclusion into action with our Employee Resource Groups, which unite employees based on common perspectives, identities, demographic factors, or out of a desire to be an ally.
GAF complies with federal, state, and local disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR Services at 833-HR-XPERT.

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Standard Logistics, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

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