Masonite Value Stream Leader in Walkerton, Indiana


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Masonite is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of interior doors and entry door systems.

Throughout the company's 80 year history, Masonite has maintained its focus on leading-edge innovation, manufacturing excellence and superior customer service. Masonite is committed to delivering product and service innovations that will enhance beauty, functionality and architectural design to its customers around the world. Builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners rely on Masonite products to create homes of distinction.

It is the responsibility of the Value Stream Leader (Production Supervisor) to work in the business by ensuring that processes run smoothly and to work on the business by actively implementing continuous improvement ideas.


  • Provide leadership at the Tier 2 Meeting ensuring metrics are reviewed; metric misses are addressed with countermeasures, root cause identification, corrective actions, with assigned responsibility and target completion dates and ensure any support required is identified and verified.

  • Maintain the integrity of Tier 2 Board data and information.

  • Attend Tier 3 Meeting escalating issues requiring additional support and communicating the result of the items escalated along with retuning any required information to the Tier 2 team area.

  • Perform regular lean process audits to verify integrity of lean standards.

  • Provide training, demonstration and coaching to assigned process/team on lean tools and methodology.

  • Work with team leads to assess employee talent and developmental needs. Develop and maintain a skills matrix and training plan for all shift employees which is reviewed on a regular basis.

  • Holds regular engagements and GEMBA walks with team leads and operators to facilitate achievement of production requirements, consistency, and teamwork.

  • Provide regular communication, feedback, coaching and ongoing support to team leads.

  • Monitor and ensure a positive work environment for employees.

  • Ensure that an effective communication system is in place through all levels of the process.

  • Ensure that roles and expectations are clearly communicated throughout the process team.

  • Work with team leads to direct production activities in accordance with Master Production Schedule and established priorities, ensuring maximum utilization of assigned resources, machines, personnel, and materials.

  • Working with team leads to evaluate and suggest improvements to functional leadership on production methods to improve productivity and improve quality.

  • Assists team leads and operators in the interpretation of procedures, methods and correct use of production equipment to ensure procedures are followed

  • Solicit from support functions recommendations for design and development approaches and improvements for tooling and tool utilization, production capable tolerances, equipment, i.e., fixtures, material handling equipment, production gages and inspection devices as required for new and existing production.

  • Understands and supports quality policies and implements guidelines to assure adherence to quality documents and standards.

  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring and development of process operators.

  • Responsible for performance reviews, and career development of team leads and operators.

  • Responsible for discipline, addressing complaints and resolving issues in accordance with applicable laws and/or company policy.

  • Standard responsibilities of all employees

  • Models the Masonite Core Values and lean leadership competencies.

  • Follows applicable quality and environmental procedures and work instructions and completes required paperwork as trained.

  • Identifies and highlights any activity or process that may lead to the defect of a product or allow a defective product to lead the team area.

  • Wears Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.

  • Uses caution and follows safety rules to protect self and others from injury throughout the operation. Reports injuries, unsafe conditions, equipment or practices immediately to supervisor.

  • Cooperates with others.

  • Demonstrates high degree of accuracy.

  • Demonstrates good judgment in using tools, equipment, etc., when non-standard situations arise.

  • Makes effective use of work time.

  • Demonstrates creativity in recommending improvements in procedures and processes.

  • Maintains good attendance and punctuality as defined in Attendance Policy.


Education: 2 year degree in a business, technical or engineering curriculum. 4 year degree preferred.

  • 3 - 5 plus years work experience in a manufacturing environment required; automotive industry experience preferred

  • 3 plus years supervisory experience in a production work environment.

  • Must be certified Green Belt or willing to achieve within first 18 months.

  • Have the patience, perseverance and passion to drive the lean culture across the plant.

  • Willing to be a change agent in the organization and demonstrate through actions the ability to change oneself and grow from experiences of success and failure alike

  • Team Leadership; ability to lead associates through coaching and mentoring.

  • Have the patience, perseverance and passion to drive the lean culture across the plant.

  • Highly energized and self-motivated with experience working with teams to implement change

  • Credibility and experience to work effectively and directly with the senior on-site leadership team

  • Excellent communication and coaching skills at all levels from the shop floor to top management (Strong team leader)

  • Fluent in both spoken and written English and local language is essential

  • Strong planning/organization & time management skills

  • Track record of successful project management

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, utilize process and value stream mapping, and draw valid conclusions. Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time effectively.

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently lead cross-functionally as well as with suppliers and customers.

  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically (i.e. deliver results)

  • Analytically minded and data-driven. The candidate must also have a holistic overview of complex situations and deal effectively with difficult issues when they arise.


  • Self driven, accountable, high integrity, open communicator, strong work ethic

  • Intermediate computer skills in programs such as MS Word, MS Excel and Outlook are required, fast and accurate data entry skills

  • General accounting knowledge helpful

  • Strong time management skills. Must be able to handle various issues simultaneously and prioritize.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal

  • Action orientation

  • Coaching for improvement

  • Coaching for success

  • Delegation & empowerment

  • Guiding interactions

  • Influencing

  • Judgment

  • Managing relationships

  • Planning & organizing

  • Problem/Opportunity analysis

  • Managing through systems

  • Additional Comments:

  • Willing to be a change agent in the organization and demonstrate through actions the ability to change oneself and grow from experiences of success and failure alike.




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