Siemens Careers

Lean/Manufacturing Engineer

Norwood, Ohio

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Process Industries and Drives
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%

Job Description:

Position Overview

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


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