Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Employer: Carter Machinery Company, Inc.
Job Location: Salem, Virginia
Category: Project/Product Management, Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 5/10/2019
Closing Date: 6/7/2019
Carter Machinery Company, Inc.
Carter Machinery Company is the authorized Caterpillar dealer for Virginia and southern West Virginia. Since 1952, Carter Machinery has had a hand in the success of numerous construction, mining, forestry, and industrial operations throughout our assigned territory. Our technicians, technical advisors, salespeople and support staff have an old-fashioned devotion to doing the job right, because they know a solid reputation is built one satisfied customer at a time.

Job Description

Carter Machinery Company, the authorized Caterpillar dealer for Virginia and southern West Virginia, is seeking a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at our Salem, Virginia corporate headquarters. This position is responsible for leading project teams to improve critical business processes that drive financial results.  Will use proven Continuous Improvement methodology for fact-based decision making and root cause problem solving.  Will identify, justify and execute business/process improvement opportunities aimed at improving the company’s ability to meet customer expectations, improve quality, reduce cycle times, increase profits and reduce costs.  This job requires travel and overnight lodging to work at other Carter Machinery locations, and to complete out of town training.  Seeking results oriented candidates with 2 to 5 years of project management, management consulting and/or process improvement experience.  Lean/Six Sigma work experience and certification preferred.  Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in a Business or Technical discipline. 


  • Self-starter able to work with limited supervision. 
  • Must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to motivate, influence and gain commitment at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills required.  Able to act as a resource for using statistical methods and data analysis. 
  • Able to take corrective action when results are below target, and act with a sense of urgency to achieve desire results.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks at once.  Strong organizational, planning and follow-up skills required.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills required.  Ability to train, mentor and coach Green Belt team members for successful and timely completion of projects.
  • Strong working knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen, and Workout tools, problem solving/root cause analysis and process management.
  • Excellent PC skills with knowledge of Power Point & Excel required; AS/400 SEQUEL & SQL query skills preferred.
  • Able to travel and work hours required by job.    

Must meet physical requirements for the job, including the ability sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.  Able to lift, carry and maneuver items up to 20 pounds in weight.  

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Additional duties may be assigned.     

Carter Machinery Co. Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

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