Business Unit: Country Division Controller
Requisition Number: 239583
Primary Location: United States-Ohio-Norwood
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 5%
The Norwood Motor plant is seeking a Lean Manufacturing Engineer with highly developed problem-solving skills and the ability to work efficiently and independently. This position will primarily support the Motor Assembly area. Responsibilities include identifying & assisting with the elimination of safety concerns, detecting & mitigating quality issues, and recognizing productivity inefficiencies, then improving the methods and procedures. The successful individual will work closely with multiple departments including Environmental Health & Safety, Quality, Engineering, and Production, creating a partnership between the departments.
The Lean Manufacturing Engineer will be primarily responsible for the development and implementation of complex performance improvement initiatives, such as:
- Lead manufacturing process improvement projects to evaluate existing processes to ensure effective operations, specifically targeting the ability to produce world-class motor assemblies using lean manufacturing principles
Actively participates in the design phase of products to ensure Design-for-Manufacturing principles are incorporated and lean manufacturing methods can be utilized.
Provides solutions to complex manufacturing process problems with limited direction, working in a cross functional environment
Identify manufacturing issues (design/process/component) and drive resolution by leading cross-functional or project teams.
Lead complex planning of equipment layout, workflow, and accident prevention measures to maintain optimum and safe utilization of plant resources.
Lead and support strategic projects to bring new manufacturing capabilities into the facility through new capital equipment or modernization of existing equipment.
Prepare standardized work instructions, workflow layouts, and material storage configurations.
Coordinates necessary process changes (through standardization, improvement, simplification, discontinuance, or other methods) and assist in implementing solutions
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
Typically, 5-8 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of key responsibilities and knowledge as presented above.
Excellent leadership and communication skills
Considerable experience utilizing problem solving tools & quality assurance methodologies including Plan-Do-Check-Act (A3), 8D, Kaizen, Lean Cell Design, Error-Proofing, 5-Why, Ishikawa, etc.
Firm project management skills, including developing project plans, timelines / schedules, budgets, proposed layouts, resource requirements, etc.
Ability to lead / interact with teams to obtain consensus in developing processes
Work closely with shop floor personnel to troubleshoot issues (manufacturing process, tooling, etc.) as they arise
- Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
Manufacturing time study skills and/or knowledge of predetermined time standard systems
Green Belt/Black Belt LEAN certification or Six Sigma certification
Value Stream mapping
Experienced user of SAP and TeamCenter
Experience with process FMEA