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Six Sigma Process Engineer

Vertellus Specialties
Berkeley Heights, NJ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Company Overview

Vertellus is a dynamic global organization with more than a century of leadership in manufacturing health, agriculture, and performance chemicals. Our company is also a leading provider in the world of specialty chemicals for agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, medical, personal care, plastics, coatings, and many other industrial markets. Our products are in the things you use every day – toothpaste, deodorants, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, detergents, plastics, adhesives, inks, tires, and more. Our culture is built on mutual trust and respect for all employees to focus on providing the best products and solutions to our customers.

At Vertellus, we hold ourselves and each other Accountable for Delivering Results with a Bias for Action while always acting with the utmost integrity, this is truly what it means to be a Vertellus employee. We take great pride in displaying our Core Values through our work and our teams.

Job Summary:

Provide Operational Excellence support and project completion for global, regional or division projects. Support the culture shift to a structured problem-solving approach by developing the capability within manufacturing, administrative groups and Leadership through training, mentoring and coaching. Coordinate and execute strategic planning, including goal, objective and project development in the operations and functional groups. Identify and completes project focused on simplifying activities, increase profits and improving critical processes as required to improve customer satisfaction while achieving business financials. Assure that production and transaction processes are repeatable and capable of meeting specifications. Provide methods of reliably and data integrity reporting on the status of improvement metrics.


Role Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide a minimum 2x annual investment in hard dollar savings
  • Participate in the development and support of the Vertellus Operational Excellence system with the goal of sustaining operational standards
  • Support a culture of Lean and Continuous Improvement throughout all site process
  • Ensure the consistent and uniform application of OPEX tools at the site including, LDMS, 5S, VSM, TPM, Standard Work, Visual Management, Gemba and more
  • Teach, coach and mentor in problem solving methods, PDCA, A3, DMAIC RCA including LSS Yellow Belt certifications
  • Facilitate kaizen events identified to meet cost savings targets and other improvement objectives
  • Develop robust, capable systems necessary to achieve the strategic goals and objectives
  • Provide technical problem-solving methodology and team facilitation guidance through, training, coaching, and mentoring to improve leaders and manufacturing teams
  • Support other activities as assigned based on business needs
  • Conforms to and abides by all regulations, policies, procedures, instructions, and safety rules.
  • 20% minimum travel


  • Complies with company Health, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures and arrangements
  • Reports all Health, Safety and Environmental accidents, incidents and near misses promptly
  • Acts in a safe and responsible manner at all times

Problem Solving and Innovation:

  • Active participation within continuous improvement activities
  • Participates in problem solving
  • Takes responsibility and ownership for own learning and development in the spirit of continuous improvement of both self and the business
  • Assists in the training, mentoring and assessment of other team members
  • Exercises autonomy and judgement subject to overall direction or guidance

Qualifications/Desired Skills:

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or recognized equivalent


  • 5 years of experience in a manufacturing/production environment
  • 3 years of related experience in Lean Manufacturing Principles required
  • Prior manufacturing experience in the chemical processing industry preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt certification
  • Ability to interface with all departments and team member levels
  • Computer skills required include MS Office, Minitab, EngineRoom, Visio or other statistical software
  • SAP experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to adapt quickly to changing business needs and priorities
  • Displayed high levels of flexibility and adaptability
  • Displayed bias for action and ability to complete projects
  • Experience with SAP and Microsoft office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.,
  • Ability to work within a multi-functional, global organizational structure and exhibits robust interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work within a fast-paced environment
  • Critical thinking skills and analytical abilities allow assessments of situations and opportunities
  • Embodies the Vertellus Core Values:
    • Accountability: Takes ownership and holds him/herself and other accountable
    • Deliver Results: Takes personal responsibility for performance and business results
    • Bias for Action: Plays to win and gets the job done
    • Integrity: Acts ethically, with integrity to act and do in the right way

If you have the energy, drive, and passion for joining the Vertellus team, we would love to hear from you. Apply today!

Vertellus offers competitive total compensation packages, including benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k), disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Vertellus is a global Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information, or any other protected category.

Vertellus Specialties


Berkeley Heights, NJ
07922 USA