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Dominik Ortelt

I love complex challenges and finding undiscovered paths. Driven by my innate curiosity, I built up fourteen years of experience with continuous improvement and quality assurance. Most of that time, I spent up experimenting forward to climb up that ladder – learning by doing. My ability to think quickly and multidimensionally was indeed a part of my journey.

I’m humble, self-taught, reflective and don’t pretend to know it all. I avoid short-sighted plans and like to go where work is done to extend my and others thresholds of knowledge.

People first is one of my principles. I believe that only if we rapidly extend problem-solving capabilities and turn those into a critical mass, humans will be able to innovate and continuously improve every day.

What drives me now are the challenges that tend to emerge with the climate crisis. Therefore, I support companies and people to build up the necessary capabilities to survive and thereby contribute to the sustainability of our habitat.

Monotony puts creativity on hold; therefore, I maintain a certain level of irritation and prefer a good argument over one-dimensional discussions. The former helps to extend valuable new knowledge; the latter leads to wasteful fragmentation.

Skills & Abilities

  • Lean Management
  • Quality Management
  • Complexity Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Scientific Thinking
  • Systems Thinking
  • Kata Coaching
  • Inspiring
  • Goal Orientated
  • Resilient

Values & Principles

  • Curiosity
  • Continuous
  • Responsible
  • Altruistic
  • Collaborative
  • Respect for People
  • Safety First
  • Genchi Genbutsu
  • People ≠ Resources
  • Enjoy the Learnzone

Languages

  • German (native language)
  • Danish (B2/C1)
  • English (B2/C1)

Means & Methods

  • Toyota Kata
  • Hoshin Kanri
  • Lean Tools
  • APQP
  • PPAP (FMEA Proficient)
  • Global 8D
  • Six Sigma

Certifications & Courses

  • Certified Lean Black Belt
  • Certified Lean Manager
  • Certified MOST Work Measurement Systems
  • Complexity Management – Formwelten Institute
  • Global 8D – Triglaw Ltd
  • APQP AIAG – Triglaw Ltd
  • PPAP AIAG – Triglaw Ltd
  • APQP4Wind
  • Geometrical Tolerances GPS
  • Auditor Program – ISO 9001:2008
  • SPC – Statistical Process Control
  • 5S – Tech College Aalborg
  • Production Improvement – Tech College Aalborg
  • Certified Portal Crane Operator (Max 100t)

Volunteer & Mentorship

Mentorship Bachelor Dissertation – FMEA & Knowledge Sharing Improvements (Sep 2016 – Jan 2017)

Mentorship Production Technologist Dissertation – Toyota Kata & Scientific Thinking (Dec 2019 – May 2020)

Video Editing & Animation – Formwelt Institut & Formwelt Media (ongoing)

Interests

  • Wardley Mapping
  • Astrophysics
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Neuroscience
  • FORMwelt Coding Language

Work Experience

June 2019 - May 2021

Lean Specialist - Baettr A/S

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lean trainer and coach for 70 blue-collar employees, 3 Manager and 3 Supervisor
  • Facilitating on-the-job training and coaching
  • Defining Strategic Challenges
  • Facilitating Value Stream Mappings
  • Coaching Toyota Kata
  • Shopfloor Management

Highlights

  • Shortened and stabilised the manufacturing lead time of a product by 11% through Coaching scientific thinking with Toyota Kata.
  • Saved overproduction costs of approx. 20.000€ with an additional potential of 140.000€ through Coaching scientific thinking with Toyota Kata.
  • Helped Lean Green belts to identify annual savings of approx. 120.000€ through Value Stream Mapping and Process Analysis.
  • Helped Lean Green belts to identify potential of production capacity increase of up to 200 working hours through Value Stream Mapping and Process Analysis.
  • Mentored a student through Covid-19 lockdown in his study of Toyota Kata, for which he received the highest grade.

May 2014 - June 2019

Production Technician - Global Castings A/S

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Facilitating on-the-job training and coaching
  • Facilitating and teaching Product Master Data for Global Castings Stade, Germany
  • Facilitating and teaching PPAP for Global Castings Stade, Germany and Global Castings Guldsmedshyttan, Sweden
  • Facilitator MOST in Global Castings Lem
  • Executing various Continuous Improvement Projects
  • Part of 8D problem-solving team
  • Responsible for Master Data in Dynamics AX
  • Responsible for Business Procedures
  • Local Auditor 

Highlights

  • Helped a newly established production site in Germany to ensure their first part submission warrant by risk assessments and mentoring their PPAP process.
  • Helped a newly established production site in Germany to develop their product master data through mentoring.
  • Supported a production site in Denmark to shorten their production lead times by an average of 15% using various Lean tools.
  • To prepare staff for future changes, I gave about 10 Lean and Toyota Kata Workshops.

Oct 2013 - May 2014

Production Technician - Global Castings A/S

Transition Project - Vestas to Global Castings

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Global Administrator & Trainer Microsoft SharePoint
  • Responsible for designing and building an Engineering Change Management System
  • Responsible for designing and building a Document Management System
  • Responsible for the initial build of a Global Master Data Set-Up in Dynamics AX
  • Core Member for the initial build of a Quality Management System and the corresponding Handbook
  • Core Member for the initial build of a Way To Market – Stage-Gate Model
  • Responsible for facilitating PPAP activities
  • Responsible for managing engineering changes

Highlights

  • Saved the company about 100.000€ by designing and programming a complete engineering and documentation change system in Microsoft Sharepoint.
  • Helped the company to rapid re-certification according to ISO 9001 by developing a complete engineering and documentation change system.
  • Mentored the company in the design of a stage-gate model.
  • Ensured a smooth transition from an internal to an external supplier by delivering essential standard and business-critical procedures.

Jan 2012 - Oct 2013

Production Technician - Vestas Windsystems A/S

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for designing and building a PPAP database
  • Facilitating various PPAP activities
  • Responsible for managing Engineering Changes for two production sites (Denmark & China)
  • Responsible for Document Management for two production sites (Denmark & China)

Highlights

  • Increased customer value and process capability by examination and implementing of approx 150 process change requests.
  • Shortened set-up time by 30 minutes through the design of a crane tool.

Jun 2010 - Jan 2012

Technician - Vestas Windsystems A/S

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Product Management
  • Responsible for managing Engineering Changes for two production sites (Denmark & China)
  • Responsible for Document Management for two production sites (Denmark & China)
  • Created training programs for implementing new products
  • Part of Lean Projects Team

Highlights

  • Improved employee safety during the initial V112 platform release by creating and facilitating an employee training programme
  • Improved manufacturing design of the initial V112 platform release by collecting design for manufacturing feedback
  • Helped two production sites to maintain important product master data.
  • Trained Chinese colleagues in ERP systems

Jun 2009 - Jun 2010

Technician - Vestas Windsystems A/S

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating Production Work Instructions
  • Local Project Lead – New Product Traceability System
  • Part of Lean Projects Team

Highlights

  • Helped to improve compliance according to ISO 9001 by developing approx 150 production work instructions.
  • Mentored Chinese colleagues on how to write production work instructions.
  • Ensured readability and durability of a new barcode label by experimenting with adhesives and inks.
  • Ensured a flawless implementation of a new traceability system by designing and facilitating a training programme.

Feb 2009 - Jun 2009

Tool Management - Vestas Windsystems A/S

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for collecting and administrating machining tool data

Highlights

  • Helped to prepare a technology transfer to China by collecting machining tool data of approx 150 machining tools.

Jun 2007 - Feb 2009

Machining Operator - Vestas Windsystems A/S

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for manufacturing and machining large casted compontents according to customer specifications

Highlights

  • Improved process cycle time by standardised work independently and without knowledge to Lean

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