Master Brand Cabinets Inc LEAP Specialist - Leadership Training Program (Waterloo, IA) in Waterloo, Iowa

Position Profile

JOB TITLE: Manufacturing Specialist –Leadership Exploration and Advancement Program (LEAP)


LG: 5 (Lead Person)


The MBCI Leadership Exploration and Advancement Program (LEAP) gives MBCI associates the opportunity to develop into Leaders. The aim of this program is to recruit and develop highly skilled Leaders, both in the technical and management tracks. This employee development program takes participants through a variety of assignments that provide the exposure, challenge, and skills needed to build their career.

Participants will have multiple explorative assignments including Continuous Improvement, Quality, Finish, and Operational Leadership as well as extracurricular assignments including Safety, Engineering, Finance, Logistics, Human Resources, Supply Chain, and Customer Service. The program will reinforce skills, with the expectation that the LEAP Specialist is prepared to become a Leader within MBCI upon completion of this program.


  • Candidates must exhibit strong leadership, analytical, and communication skills.

  • Must be willing to cross-train as needed to support rotation assignments.

  • MasterBrand Production System (MPS) Lean training participation and facilitation

  • Facilitate and lead Kaizen and CI projects

  • Identify, plan, lead, implement and follow-up on plant improvement activities

  • Able to work with and around moving equipment/machines

  • Communicate and work effectively with production personnel, management, engineering and outside vendors

  • Root cause analysis on quality/safety, and processes problems

  • Participate in safety incident investigations

  • Process report-out of metrics in production meetings

  • All other duties as assigned

  • Flexibility of work hours including overtime and off-shift


  • Computer


  • Leadership and communication skills a must

  • Willingness to take on additional leadership responsibility within established timeframe

  • Ability to make decisions independently

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks

  • Proficient knowledge of computers: Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to use MPS tools

  • Ability to communicate and train effectively

  • Quality oriented

  • Must be willing to take initiative and be a self-starter

  • Flexible in day to day task management

  • Attendance / Reliability

  • Demonstrates strong commitment to safety

About MasterBrand Cabinets

At MasterBrand, we don’t just make cabinets. Our team helps customers fulfill their dreams of a comfortable inviting home that brings families and friends together. We have a long history of success at MasterBrand Cabinets with a family of prominent brands and a culture build around giving everyone the opportunity to contribute through ideas and hard work. Join our family where we build employee opportunity, purpose, and reward into everything we do.

For full-time, regular employees, MasterBrand Cabinets offers competitive compensation and benefits, including paid holidays and vacations, 401K, and medical/dental/vision insurance.

In order to be considered for employment, you must complete an Application for Employment in its entirety. Only applications that are fully completed shall be considered by MasterBrand Cabinets.

You will be contacted for an interview if MasterBrand Cabinets believes you may be qualified for an open position(s). If you are made an offer of employment, the offer of employment will be contingent upon successfully completing a background check and a drug screen. In addition, prior to reporting to active employment, you will need to verify eligibility for employment in the United States.

MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran status.

ID: 2018-8924

Category: OSC Operations and Supply Chain

Type: Full-Time