This position is responsible for “hands on” leadership of the Lean Continuous Improvements functions within the plant with a key responsibility of analyzing the current manufacturing state and formulating action plans through known Lean techniques that drive increases in OEE and reductions in equipment downtime.
Act as a key driver of change within the plant, supporting management/cross functional decisions by communicating changes to employees and helping them to learn, understand, adjust and grow with the plants Lean transformation.
Leverage Lean principles to assist in the design and execution of new manufacturing processes, methodologies and equipment layouts to improve overall equipment effectiveness.
Develop a culture that strongly values excellence in customer service and quality, and rewards and recognizes achievements in these areas.
Provide leadership and direction to teams performing the following functions: material planning, inventory management, purchasing, production, shipping/receiving and logistics.
Establish and maintain data collection and performance measurements to track performance in key areas.
Evaluate where the plant is in relations to goals and adjust action plans accordingly.
Develop summary audit report of the plant’s:
Lean Score Card
This position requires that the employee have a good understanding of the principles of the TPS/ Lean system and a working knowledge of the manufacturing floor. These principles include the ability to:
Perform time studies
Process flow and value stream layouts (with recommendations of Industrial improvements)
Directly works with Management & Production Staffing to evaluate each operation for efficiency and improvements. ·
Run kaizen Continuous Improvement [website] sessions
Perform “Lean Assessment”, 5-S, TPS, Culture audits and events
Work with other plant personnel to establish cost savings initiatives
Train salaried and hourly employees in the implementation of Lean principles and practices
Bachelors’ degree in Industrial Engineering or related field from an accredited university/college.
Six Sigma, Dmac or Lean accreditation a plus.
Two (2) to Five (5) plus years’ related experience with successful implementation of Lean principles in Manufacturing that accomplished increases in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and reductions in downtime.
Experience with “Cost of Poor Quality” (Copq), Toyota Production System (TPS) a plus.
Experience in Vendor Management
Knowledge of refractory manufacturing a plus.
Highly developed mechanical aptitude.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $70,000.00 to $75,000.00 /hour
lasers, optics: 1 year (Preferred)
Lean Manufacturing: 1 year (Required)
manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)
manufacturing engineering: 1 year (Preferred)
machining processes: 1 year (Preferred)
United States (Required)
Paid time off
Monday to Day Other