Safety and Quality Plant Lead

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Date: Sep 10, 2023

Location: Wilkes-Barre, US

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



About the role

Your Impact as a Safety and Quality Plant (Transversal) Lead:

  • Primary interface from Managers to Plant: HR, Safety, Environment, and Quality.
  • Responsible for plant systems (QMS, Safety, Continuous Improvement, payroll)
  • Upkeep Plant documentation, such as Competency Matrix, and production records.
  • Responsible Team engagement, rewards, and recognition
  • Proactively work with HR BP on Labor, Employee Relations, Staffing
  • Safety and Transformation activities
  • Planning, leading, and/or supporting the implementation of focused improvement events (5S, Kaizen)
  • Help eliminate losses from the plant by enabling the team with tools (Systematic approach)


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • BA/BS degree required (Engineering degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 2 years in a manufacturing environment, with exposure to Quality management systems and Safety.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to continuously reach out to a broad range of functions and levels in the organization. 
  • Continuously learning and exploring alternative options, routes, and sources to resolve problems, avoiding jumping to conclusions.
  • High level of initiative and ability to work independently, able to determine own direction, resilient.
  • Able to understand the Manufacturing process. Understand processes and hands-on problem-solving.
  • Lean Manufacturing Experience desired.


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers


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