*Supports site lean initiatives; helps ensure that lean enterprise-driven activities support and further the strategic objectives of the business.
*Recommends, develops, and implements lean principles that enhance the effectiveness of the facility.
*Prioritizes improvement opportunities based upon tactical planning objectives such as Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Innovation and Growth driven from value stream maps.
*Develops others on Lean principles and tools for implementing creative solutions for system and process improvements including: Standard work, continuous flow, material flow, Value Stream Mapping, ergonomics, Kanban, TPM, SMED, 5S, lead time, inventory control, JIT, cycle time, etc.
*Plans and schedules administrative and operations related kaizen events.
*Manages all local lean functions; follows up on action items, and ensures success of OBS implementation.
*Assures open communications and involvement of employees who work in the lean process.
*Coordinates, facilitates and periodically updates progress during kaizen events.
*Develops and maintains a follow-up system on open Newspaper items from all kaizen events, assuring they are completed or planned into a future event.
*Uses Lean techniques to perform process reviews; aids in establishing standardized work procedures.
*Implements performance metrics for lean processes in the support of the overall business strategies and goals.
*Reports on scheduled kaizen activities, number of events and results achieved. Tracks and validates all savings attributed to lean initiatives.
*Implements and promotes flow in manufacturing and administrative processes to eliminate waste.
*Participates in Lean Daily Management (LDM) meetings, develops countermeasures, and assists with recovery plans when targets are missed.
*Supports new process and product development and implementation.
*Other duties assigned by management. Performs all duties per safety and environmental requirements
*Bachelor's degree in Engineering
*Requires 3 to 5 years of related experience
*Intermediate knowledge of lean fundamentals desired.