Lean Coordinator
MakerBot Industries - Brooklyn, NY

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The Lean Coordinator, reporting to the Director of Operations serves as the key resource for Lean process improvements and process flow strategy. This is an individual contributor role with primary focus on designing and executing continuous improvement plan, including quality related projects and Lean Enterprise initiatives. Coordinates and directs Lean and continuous improvement activities with suppliers, internal value streams and customers.

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Develops & implements Lean strategy via value stream mapping and Lean tools to eliminate waste and create value, flow, pull and operational perfection throughout the value chain.
  • Coordinates continuous improvement processes and activities within the facility
  • Works with internal value streams to define current and future state value streams and prioritized implementation plans
  • Schedules Lean events; ensures availability of cross-functional resources; and provides Lean principle training for team members
  • Captures, records and reports Lean event/task savings to plant Staff and Corporate personnel as required
  • Prepares interim and completion project reports. Employee must perform his/her job within acceptable safety, environmental, quality, productivity and performance standards as outlined in plant policies, handbooks and applicable work instructions
  • Drive and Manage 5S program across facility to make it part of the culture through teamwork and employee engagement
  • 5S: ensure that equipment is kept clean and in good working order, ensure that all weekly house cleaning is completed to achieve a high standard of cleanliness
  • Drive measurable improvements in productivity, reduce costs, and improve product availability
  • Taking a lead role in educating employees on Quality and Lean principles, lead by example, and contribute to decision-making activities that affect the plant as a whole
  • Coordinate all activities related to Standard Work, 5S, Kaizen, SMED, etc. that are designed to improve throughput, reduce lead times, reduce inventories, improve quality, reduce cost, and remove waste on an ongoing basis
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and impact of improvement activities and make recommendations as appropriate
  • Work with other facilities to share information and improvements
  • Provide high level communication summaries and presentations for management
  • Analyze production reports, educate and motivate the production team to achieve operating objectives
  • Ensure accuracy of production reporting systems
Job Qualifications
  • BSME, BSIE, or BSEE, Master
  • 's degree preferred with 3-5 years' experience within a manufacturing or production team leading Lean activities. Hands-on capacity : champion implementation of process improvements/lean manufacturing concepts for all areas of business Experience with appliance, automotive or electromechanical device manufacturing a plus Demonstrated collaboration, negotiation & conflict resolution skills, ability to lead, acknowledge, develop, communicate & implement a strategy to ensure compliance. Excellent oral communication & report, business correspondence & procedure-writing skills. Change agent with energy, passion, and enthusiasm to drive change. Ability to multitask and handle tasks with competing priorities effectively. Lean, Six Sigma, TQM and JIT experience a plus Excellent people skills, 'on the shop floor' attitude, hands on
  • AutoCAD experience is a plus
  • Experience with ERP and/or inventory management systems
Bonus Qualifications
  • Familiarity with 3D printing or MakerBot

  • About Us

    Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot has grown to be a global leader in desktop 3D printing. MakerBot had 16 percent market share of all 3D printers (industrial and personal) made from 2009 to the end of 2011. In 2011, MakerBot had 21.6 percent market share. In 2012, MakerBot estimates that it now has a 25 percent market share of the 3D printer market. There are more than 15,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in use by engineers, designers, researchers, and people who just like to make things. The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer has been named Popular Mechanics “Overall Winner” for best 3D printer and was honored as one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012. In addition, MakerBot was named “Best Emerging Tech” at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, won Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Award, the Popular Science Product of the Year, and recently was awarded the Fast Company 2012 Innovation by Design Award as well as being named by Fast Company as “One of the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics.” And MakerBot was recently awarded a TechCrunch Crunchies Award for best hardware start-up. The company has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Wired, The Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time.com, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, Vogue Italia and many others.

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