Lean Engineer

Location: Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 10-29-2012

-- Looking for very strong Continuous Improvement  / Lean Engineer / Manager -- 
** This position is promotable to a Plant Manager with a Global Leading Manufacturer **

Title:              Lean Engineer / Manager
Any metro area with accessibility to travelling.  Virtual and Travel Based (75% travel)
Comp:           Very strong compensation package

Position Description and Responsibilities:
This is a key continuous improvement position reporting directly to the Director of Continuous Improvement. This position will require an experienced Lean Six Sigma leader with a strong manufacturing background. This position requires a leader that is able to facilitate and drive change and improvements in a large manufacturing organization.
  • This position will provide leadership / mentoring / training to all levels and functions of the business's operations on the use and practice of Lean & Six Sigma methodology and tools within the company's various locations.
  • Partner with functional leaders and site management staff to assess current processes and identify process improvement opportunities. Manage a robust review process for selecting, scoping and prioritizing Lean & Six Sigma projects including review of resource utilization.
  • This position will have responsibility for planning and assisting in the execution of various Lean & Six Sigma transformation events and projects targeted towards improving the business's performance.
  • This position will help deliver significant and quantifiable process improvement and financial benefit across the multiple sites and business functions.
  • This position will focus on performance that constantly strives to eliminate waste, improve customer satisfaction, and increase market share via the use of Lean & Six Sigma tools and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • This position will perform Value Stream Analysis to target specific areas for improvement.
  • This position will lead and/or facilitate Kaizen events as a key driver of continuous improvement.
  • This position will act as a key driver of change within the business's regional sites, supporting site staff and functional leaders by communicating the site-wide changes to employees and helping them to learn, understand, adjust and grow with the plant's Lean & Six Sigma transformation.
  • Manage Lean & Six Sigma reporting activities for the organization internally and to Corporate.
  • Develop partnerships with other Lean & Six Sigma Leaders across the entire company to share best practices.
  • Bachelors Degree (Engineering preferred, Masters a plus)
  • 5+ years high paced manufacturing experience.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Black Belt preferred) with deep Lean experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Lean Principles, and Techniques: Wastes, 5S, Visual Management, TPM, SMED, Policy Deployment, Pull, Flow, Heijunka
  • Strong experience leading Kaizen Blitz Events and performing Value Stream Analysis.
  • 80% travel is required.
** If interested please apply now for immediate consideration **
Best regards,
Shane Barth
Director, Recruiting
Barth International
Direct:  404.474.2941
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