Continuous Improvement Specialist

Job Locations AE-ABU DHABI
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and
services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in more than 80 countries and has a network of approximately 700
locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately
23,000 people.
Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a
safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed
to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.


• Maintains safety and service quality as immediate priorities when working across all areas of the business.
• Maintains the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring that all activities are carried out ethically and in
compliance with Company policies and procedures, relevant laws, regulations, standards and industry practices.


• Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual
(QSM), Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions and ensures awareness of applicable QSM
requirements including quality policy, quality objectives, and the role of personnel to support the QSM.

• Coordinate the deployment and roll out of the Lean Manufacturing Program with Plant Manager and plant
leadership team, including developing, deploying, and sustaining lean manufacturing processes.
• Assist Plant Manager with Hoshin Karin Process and A3 thinking
• Develop and drive Value Stream Mapping (VSM), including developing VSM continuous improvement road maps
and action plans
• Identify, create, and sustain standard processes throughout the organization
• Implement Daily Shop Floor Management (DSFM).
• Identify process improvement opportunities in collaboration with other functional leaders, employees and
customers and categorize opportunities as improvement vs action activities, projects, or kaizen events.
• Facilitate lean daily management, promote initiatives to create Lean culture including Gemba walk, 6S/visual
• Develop, deploy and sustain lean manufacturing processes.
• Support both process and transactional productivity improvement or waste reduction projects.

• Provide plant leadership with awareness, knowledge and guidance of Lean and/or Six Sigma principles,
methodologies and tools to support achievement of business objectives.
• Maintains effective level of communication with a broad range of stakeholders in order to plan activities to support
business requirements.
• Ensure alignment and communication within Product Lines and Operations.

• Teach various sections of the lean training curriculum.
• Mentor, influence and develop potential lean practitioner candidates.


• Provide the necessary leadership to promote change and lean transformation efforts throughout the assigned
Manufacturing plant


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in lean manufacturing as a continuous improvement leader, lean lead, black
    belt, or similar role
  • Proven experience as Kaizen Facilitator
  • Successful practical experience in VSM, 6S, 5Why, TPM, Standard Work, Mistake Proofing, SIPOC, Process
    Mapping, Kanban, SMED, Types of Waste & Waste Reduction, Visual Management, Shop Floor Management,
    Hoshin Planning, Cellular Manufacturing, PDCA and/or DMAIC cycles
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing or Electrical Engineering required
  • Certified Lean Practitioner or Six Sigma Black Belt is strongly preferred
  • Advanced knowledge and the ability to teach VSM, 6S, 5Why, TPM, Standard Work, Mistake Proofing, SIPOC,
    Process Mapping, Kanban, SMED, Types of Waste & Waste Reduction, Visual Management, Shop Floor
    Management, Hoshin Planning, Cellular Manufacturing, PDCA and/or DMAIC cycles
  • Excellent leadership traits with the ability to inspire and motivate the people around you.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively communicate at all levels from the shop floor to senior management.
  • Hands- on, energetic person who spends time on the shop floor working to engage & sustain employees in a Lean
  • The ability to be an “ambassador of change”
  • Strong organizational and computer skills, including experience in MS Office and manufacturing software
  • The ability to shift priorities and manage time in a fast-paced environment
  • Tenacious in learning the specifics of the business
  • Strong training and presentation skillS


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