Value Stream Leader

Location: Pawtucket, RI


ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!

Job Summary:

Oversees the day-to-day operation of production departments driving manufacturing goal attainment through the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives pertaining to output, quality, safety, and cost within the value stream.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure staffing levels are maintained to match the Production Plan Schedule while developing staffing plans to meet forecasted demand.

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining acceptable quality levels for all assigned products.

  • Address and correct quality issues through the timely execution of failure investigations, root cause analysis, and resolution of workmanship issues.

  • Maximize productivity and manufacturing efficiency of production.

  • Lead daily management to drive sustainable, continuous improvements in output, quality, safety, and cost, reporting necessary countermeasures and problem-solving data to site management.

  • Develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives to eliminate waste of value streams.

  • Drives Value Stream initiatives with manufacturing engineering personnel relative to process and tooling to improve production and quality of products.

  • Review Labor Efficiency and Scrap trending reports to drive financial improvements within the departments.

  • Drive the cross-training of associates to ensure labor capacities meet required workload and minimize risk of downtime due to skill sets.

  • Mentor and support supervisors in completing fair, accurate, and meaningful yearly performance evaluations, and merit increases.

  • Support supervisors in time tracking reviewing and approval, when needed.

  • Other duties / special projects as required.

Skill Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to work with colleagues in production and other functions

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be proficient in Office programs

  • QSR experience a plus

Education Requirements:

  • BS or AS in a technical field or equivalent

  • Minimum of 6 six years supervisory experience running a final assembly and test manufacturing line. Preferably 2-3+ years of managerial experience.

  • Lean Manufacturing certification preferred

  • Six Sigma green belt or higher preferred

  • CPIM certification preferred

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 

ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990