AGC | Operational Excellence Team Leader, Alabaster, AL

AGC Automotive Americas (AANA) is a leading supplier of automotive glazing for the OEM and aftermarket industries and is part of the AGC Group, the largest global glass supplier employing more than 50,000 worldwide in approximately 30 countries.

Summary of Position:

AGC Automotive located in Alabaster, AL is seeking a qualified Operational Excellence Team Leader. 

Assists in the development and implementation of Operational Excellence initiatives within the Alabaster plants. Coordinates associates in his/her team to assist in the standardization and implementation of Continuous Improvement initiatives.


  • Conduct Point of Use and Ergonomic analysis on processes to improve parts presentation and safety
  • Implementation and management of the Kaizen Suggestion System to improve overall culture score
  • Conduct and lead 5S audits, 5S standards implementation and 5S improvement to improve 5S score
  • Update the system with results of 5s audits
  • Train and lead Operational Excellence team in time study processes, developing cycle time/takt time bar charts and determining bottlenecks and opportunities
  • Identify the 8 wastes, and implement plans to eliminate them
  • Organize and lead high level CI projects
  • Organize and lead Kaizen activities
  • Conduct Value Added Analysis to determine process contribution to value
  • Draw spaghetti diagrams (process flow charts) to zero in on wasteful motions
  • Participate and assist in the development of current state and future state value stream maps
  • Implement Flexcraft areas, implement Flexcraft standards and train others on Flexcraft method building
  • Use Flexcraft to design creative stations and unique material delivery devices
  • Design and teach classes
  • Gemba (shop floor report outs) improvement activities
  • Verifiably save AGC from $50,000 – $1.5 Million progressively during time in position
  • Work toward saving AGC 3-4x associate salary on an annual basis
  • Work with finance manager to determine cost savings
  • Complete other assignments as assigned by Operational Excellence Manager

Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Ability to self-manage
  • A passion for learning
  • Eagerness to create and innovate
  • Must be fearless and willing to challenge the status quo 
  • Be team oriented and self-motivated
  • Have a strong desire to see and influence change
  • Be confident and have an assertive attitude
  • Math Skills (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication) 
  • Computer Skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) 
  • Willing to complete Lean/CI Verification
  • Willing to complete Kaizen certification and Lean management training
  • Willing to complete Root Cause Analysis and Project Management training
  • Willing to complete Just-in-Time Management, Total Quality Management, Management Skills, and Time Management training
  • Willing to complete Risk Management and Finance for Non-Finance Managers training

Salary Range:

$22.00-$28.00 per hour

Why work at AGC Automotive?

  • Temperature controlled working environment 
  • Yearly bonus potential
  • On the job training
  • Company provided uniforms
  • Steel toe shoe allowance every 2 years 
  • Opportunity for advancement 
  • Referral Bonus Program

Benefits Include: Paid Time Off – 14 paid Holidays – Company matching 401k – Anthem Health, Dental and Vision – Company paid life insurance – FSA and HSA – Employee Discount Program – Employee Assistance Program – Supplemental Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity.

Equal Opportunity Employer – To be considered, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.