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OhioMeansJobs-Butler County offers Lean Six Sigma certification course

OhioMeansJobs-Butler County is working with Breakthrough Performance Group to offer Lean Six Sigma White Belt certification to those who attend a morning seminar later this month.

The free course is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at OhioMeansJobs-Butler County, 4631 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. Individuals will learn what Lean Six Sigma is, how it was developed, and the tools it uses to streamline and improve both manufacturing and service industries.

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“The skills learned will enable students to understand how Lean Six Sigma can improve quality and reduce cost while improving customer satisfaction,” according to an OhioMeansJobs-Butler County announcement. “Organizations will learn how Lean Six Sigma fits into their quality programs, how customers are retained, and how costs are driven down using Lean Six Sigma methodologies.”

First developed in the 1980s, Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement, one that encompasses all aspects of a business; including management, service delivery, and design, production and customer satisfaction.

Lean Six Sigma combines lean manufacturing/lean enterprise and Six Sigma to eliminate the eight kinds of waste: defects, over-production, waiting, non-utilized talent, transportation, inventory, motion and extra-processing.

Attendees will learn Introduction to Quality and Quality Management and Overview of Quality History and an Introduction to Quality Initiatives. They’ll also get Lean Six Sigma Methodologies, the details of what “Lean” and “Six Sigma” and how they can be implemented within and organization.

The instructor for the course will be Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Tasos Georgopoulos of BPG, a venture that has seasoned instructors with years of real world experience in delivering successful results to all types of organizations across a wide variety of industries, according to OhioMeansJobs-Butler County.

To register for this month’s free course, write to melissa.obrien@jfs.ohio.gov.

HIRING EVENTS

Upcoming hiring events at OhioMeansJobs-Butler County include one for IGS Energy from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday. the company is looking for home energy consultants, who will generate business by working on an assigned territory selling natural gas and/or electricity.

Also hiring is Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc., which is holding a hiring event at OhioMeansJobs-Butler County from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 24. The company is a leading manufacturer in North America of pneumatic and electrical control components and systems and has several opportunities to join its team.

Positions are first shift only Monday through Friday, with some overtime as needed. Positions available include shipping clerk assemblers and machine operators.

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