Regional Master Black Belt

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Date: Feb 4, 2023

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



At our site in Ann Arbor, or Chattanooga area, we are currently looking for a ​Regional Master Black Belt​ to be a part of our growing team.



Our Performance Excellence (PeX) Vision / Mission:

The Performance Excellence team will be the key enabler for the U.S. region operations and functional business units to improve team members business improvement capabilities through world-class training offerings, mentoring and leading initiatives that offer sustainable solutions that positively impact safety, quality, productivity, communications, costs and customer focus while educating, informing, promoting, and embedding a culture of continuous business improvement.


Our team is enhancing service offerings to help grow our business. We are seeking a Lean Six Sigma professional who is passionate abut culture change. This is a newly created key business improvement opportunity. 


The MBB will partner with operations and transactional areas across the U.S. sites, including our new regional innovation center to live the Vision:

  • Leading & coaching Six Sigma projects at all organizational levels from the back-office to shopfloor
  • Classroom & virtual training
  • Mentoring Lean Six Sigma (LSS) candidates
  • Enhance current and design new PeX class offerings


The position requires proficient Minitab, DOE, MSA, DMAIC milestones project management experience, effective communication abilities at all levels, basic financial knowledge, coaching skills and working on diverse, complex projects.


This key business improvement role will be a catalyst for cultural change to enable new and year-over-year value creation. Strong engagement, negotiating and execution abilities are critical to deploying a sustainable Performance Excellence initiative. Internal relationship building is equally important as technical aptitude.


Job Responsibilities

  • Lead regional & site Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Mentor LSS candidates
  • Facilitate Regional PeX training
    • Six Sigma Yellow, Green, Black Belt & Refresher training
    • Lean Operations training
    • Ad-hoc team support tools & techniques training
  • Develop and continuously improve LSS training materials
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned


Job Qualifications

  • If not Certified Master Black Belt must be willing to earn MBB certification within 12 months. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in management, technical, engineering, or related field
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt or Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • 2-4 years CMBB or 4-5 years CBB as a Y/G/BB class trainer & mentor.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferably chemical processing. 
  • Ability to partner at all levels of the organization
  • Experience with transactional processes a plus 
  • “Go to Gemba” mentality to educate, inform and promote change
  • Ability to think strategically and act tactically, including partnership with colleagues on the shop floor
  • Ability to analyze complex & diverse processes and communicate practical & sustainable solutions
  • Ability to financially quantify hard and soft value creation charter improvements 
  • SAP experience preferred but not required


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 21483 




The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected classes.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit