Lean Engineer Job Description

Lean Engineer Job Description

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Lean engineer provides efficient support to Production to improve the processes and the productivity – through implementation of lean manufacturing principles, etc.

Lean Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective lean engineer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included lean engineer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Identify opportunities for reducing costs and improving productivity while coordinating the implementation of these improvements
Facilitate the planning and implementation of workplace flow & layout, equipment installations, modifications, and moves according to Lean concepts
Stabilize the production processes
Will organize and measure the progress of improvement initiatives and ensure plant wide consistency, while adhering to company policies and safety standards
To follow Company policies and display conduct expected of Norplas employees as described in the Norplas Employee Handbook
Report any accident, injury, or near miss immediately and report any unsafe work conditions in the workplace
Implement World Class Manufacturing business systems, utilizing the MAFACT concept
Monitors and communicates labor, delivery and lead-time performance metrics for the operations team and management
Actively deploys ACE / LEAN as an operating system
Capital appropriation requests

Lean Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Lean Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISO, ISO9001, ASQ, PMP, CQE, LEAN, EH&S, CPIM, DOT, UN

Education for Lean Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the lean engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Business, Industrial, Technical, Education, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Manufacturing Engineering

Skills for Lean Engineer

Desired skills for lean engineer include:

Lean principles
Lean processes
Manufacturing principles and processes
Production processes
Conditions that affect outcomes

Desired experience for lean engineer includes:

Performs manpower/capacity planning
ACE/Lean event participation and implementation
QCPC meetings/turnback resolution
Applies Industrial Engineering tools
Performs other duties as directed by supervisor/manager
Identify and support areas for improvement to measure key performance indicators

Lean Engineer Examples


Lean Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a lean engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lean engineer
  • Responsible for devising, implementing and monitoring error-proof devices in areas where opportunity is identified
  • Recommend and document methods to improve efficiency, reducing waste in materials and equipment
  • Apply, educate, promote, and spread culture in the use of lean manufacturing tools
  • Active participation in LPA, QRQC & JOS
  • Develop and apply quality techniques for troubleshooting to optimize process quality using lean manufacturing methodologies and Six Sigma
  • Develop and document simulations to analyze the impact of improvements previously taken, if applicable
  • Direct the planning and implementation of Kaizen related continuous improvement activities
  • Document work done & results achieved
  • Scope of ownership includes Ribbon, FR, MESD, and Support Areas
  • Make time, norm analysis, measurements
Qualifications for lean engineer
  • OR MS Degree in Manufacturing, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering
  • Prefer candidate with demonstrated knowledge and experience in GD&T
  • Certification in Six Sigma
  • Engineering Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • ACE Associate Certification, pursuing Practitioner Certification a must
  • Understand and assess risks associated with interval extensions and life of HGP (Hot Gas Path) and/or combustion hardware

Lean Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of lean engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lean engineer
  • Support day-to-day performance improvement of the line (speed increase, stop reduction, scrap reduction, labors efficiency improvement.)
  • Work with IL6S Manager and Manufacturing Managers, to define and scope improvement opportunities
  • Lead & coach improvement teams to identify & analyze opportunities, and develop solutions and control plans
  • Capture and proactively communicate learning to enable best practice replication
  • Ensure positive employee relations and develops strong network with plant resources
  • Ensure teams understand key performance metrics (OEE, GE, downtime, stops, scrap, and complaints) and how to access data
  • Maintain appropriate documentation & provide progress updates and final reports to project sponsors and Plant Leadership
  • Works closely with Team leaders, Maintenance and line personnel to secure a “Safety first” agenda
  • Together with the plant section teams and CI Manager establish a team culture at the lines with focus on Continuous Improvement
  • Develops strong technical team working with local Technicians
Qualifications for lean engineer
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Materials Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • Permanently challenges the status quo understood as a day to day activity in the section
  • Willing and desiring to be trained in Integrated Lean Six Sigma work systems
  • Using lean tools, manage projects with no known solution
  • Must possess good judgment, planning and analytical skills, with the ability to engage team members to support significant shop floor change
  • Deploying KWS strategic methodologies, systems, and tools, such as Autonomous Maintenance, Reliability Maintenance, Problem Solving, Process Mapping, to deliver site OEE and cost savings goals

Lean Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a lean engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for lean engineer
  • Monitors product factory cost and initiates continuous improvement projects
  • Leads and participates in multiple Lean and Six Sigma projects focused on product and quality system improvements
  • Supports site and focus factory resources with process improvements
  • Drives understanding of key customer needs and monitors process capabilities
  • Reports project implementation, cost and status to appropriate person
  • Support loss management of the whole site through the main tools of loss (identification, Eradication and Prevention) in order to achieve the Compelling Business Needs (CBN) and conversion productivity
  • Support problem solving capability building in organization such as Root Cause Analysis, FI 12 steps, and Six Sigma skills
  • Coach SGA (Loss Eradication activities), lead the optimization of Kaizen System to engage 100% of people in Kaizen Activities
  • Track Plant Global Efficiency on a daily bases using different analysis tools an GWF to enhance plant performance
  • As a key accountable role in FI pillar, own FI work processes at site-wide level (such as 5S, Kaizen, productivity cycle)
Qualifications for lean engineer
  • Has shown initiative, the desire to rapidly drive change and is motivated to exceed expectations
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, in technical writing, and in presentations
  • Possesses advanced computer skills (extensive experience with spreadsheet applications essential, CAD is also expected)
  • Is regarded as objective, open-minded and an “out-of-the-box” thinker
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering and/or Science discipline from an accredited university
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Industrial, and Chemical Engineering

Lean Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a lean engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lean engineer
  • Support other pillar teams to achieve their zero loss journey goal
  • Assists with the creation of tools and resources for production, business development and production engineers to assist them in identifying, quantifying, prioritizing and monitoring losses within the plant
  • Works with process owners on financial performance of loss elimination plans and assesses and communicates the financial risks/opportunities of these plans on a periodic basis
  • Collect and check integrity of shift data in order to produce correct calculation
  • Facilitate continuous improvement activities via Kaizens, Kaizen Blitzes, DMAIC projects & through daily interaction with Concord employees
  • Ensure and enhance the availability of production lines in the Flowpack Section in Lörrach plant
  • Analysis of data and planning of the key improvements for the critical measures
  • Standard Implementation
  • Lead SGA to eliminate losses
  • Deliver clear understanding of the requirements for the Continuous Improvement (CI) process, necessary to build an environment that delivers against targets and improves safety, quality and service
Qualifications for lean engineer
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience with Minitab
  • Minimum 2 year of experience in process improvement methods and tools (DMAIC, RCA, 5W, Kaizen, SMED, VSM)
  • Lean Six Sigma/TPM experience is preferred
  • Nice to have a working knowledge of agile project management techniques including story points, burndown charts, velocity calculations, sprints, scrums
  • Knowledgeable with Material Delivery Systems in the Vehicle Assembly Facility
  • Knowledgeable with standard computer programs (Microsoft Office, ) - Intermediate level

Lean Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a lean engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lean engineer
  • Lead and manage all Lean showcases and best practices
  • Drive behavioral change across the area of responsibility, including support functions, through coaching and influencing employees
  • Develop a CI roadmap for the area of responsibility with a short and long term action plan
  • Liaise frequently with other Functions to build relationship and guarantee the targets achievement designed
  • Lead the global collaboration of LMS best practice development
  • Assumes leadership role on projects of moderate complexity and size with limited supervision
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Scrap Reduction
  • Lead Time Reduction
  • Coordinates with related departments and functions to assure appropriate information flow and understanding of overall process improvement direction
Qualifications for lean engineer
  • Basic knowledge of business and engineering processes, policies and procedures
  • Practical knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma methodology and the passion for improvement
  • Basic understanding of economic affairs would be an asset
  • Change management mind set and the ability to drive and sustain behavioural change through coaching and influencing others
  • General physical mobility
  • Five or more years in manufacturing

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