Lean Practitioner

This position will be responsible for driving continuous improvement efforts by developing and deploying best practice tools, methods and processes that reduce waste, promote data-driven decision making, and robust problem solving. This role will ensure we’re developing the Lean culture and building the capabilities of our people to support the evolution of our fast-growing business. This role will take a hands-on approach working directly with production employees on the floor driving process improvement.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coach all levels of the organization through the process of leading, defining and developing continuous improvement activities that are designed to support key facility initiatives and drive results.
  • Execute the company strategy to establish Lean awareness and build team member commitment to Lean principals across the organization.
  • Lead and facilitate Kaizen events (Rapid Improvement Events). 
  • Develop and promote flow in both manufacturing and administrative processes.
  • Develop and measure KPIs related to improvement initiatives.
  • Facilitate training to educate all employees on Lean principles and methodologies.
  • Manage complex projects spanning multiple functional departments.
  • Perform and manage complex analysis to determine process improvement opportunities, evaluate alternatives and prioritize redesign efforts.
  • Design and develop toolkits and processes to help leaders better manage their business.
  • Support cross-functional teams in developing standard work, training programs and metrics to support business and system changes.
  • Provide leadership in problem solving efforts on key projects to improve quality, reduce cost and improve cycle time.
  • Enact quality control procedures to resolve production problems to minimize scrap and rework.
  • Develop and implement safety and ergonomic solutions

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Continuous Improvement knowledge through demonstrated experience and advanced application of Lean principles (RCCA, Value stream mapping, 3P, Kaizen, facility layout, flow, production metrics, Six Sigma, KATA, TPM, TWI, etc.). 
  • This position requires someone who is a people focused leader and has exceptional communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced, technically focused environment is essential. 
  • Must be results-oriented and demonstrate analytical thinking, innovation, flexibility in dealing with changing and ambiguous situations.
  • Demonstrated success working in highly collaborative multi-function environment.
  • Applies analytical and strategic thinking skills with the ability to effectively translate strategy into operating methodology and results.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to work independently

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or equivalent experience

Experience: Must have 2 years of experience with managing projects and process improvement (LEAN) initiatives. Preference for prior composite manufacturing experience or experience in the aerospace industry.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Computer Skills:  Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project, Visio.  MRP, Solid modeling computer-aided design, or Draftsight is preferred

Other Requirements: None

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