Lean Manufacturing Job Description

Lean Manufacturing Job Description

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Lean manufacturing provides leadership, technical and cultural guidance & consulting, direction, and coaching in Lean Manufacturing principles and tools to leadership and associates.

Lean Manufacturing Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Coach Lean Manufacturing Leaders and plant leadership in the use of Lean tools and the simplification methodology to drive significant business impact
Conduct regular value stream reviews with Lean Manufacturing Leaders to assure the team drives significant and measurable business impact
Train and build capability in all levels of organization regarding lean manufacturing
Coach Lean sigma Manufacturing Leaders and plant leadership in the use of Lean sigma tools and the simplification methodology to drive significant business impact
Provide coaching and mentoring of the LEAN manufacturing methodology to all areas to ensure that the techniques and mind set become established across the workforce and that targeted delivery of the manufacturing process is robustly applied to maximize benefits
Provide production support in areas of safety, quality, throughput improvement, line balancing, engineering problems and cost reductions
Develop justification for new capital equipment and manage the installation and startup of new equipment
Utilize skills necessary to serve as a team leader to participate in a team environment to implement potential improvements
Select correct tooling for new processes
Participate in World Class Manufacturing team projects

Lean Manufacturing Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Lean Manufacturing

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MBB, ACE, ISO, ISO9001, EBE, OPEX, LSS, PMP, CQE, ASQ

Education for Lean Manufacturing

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Lean Manufacturing

Desired skills for lean manufacturing include:

Operations and lean manufacturing tools and principles
Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
Lean manufacturing principles
Microsoft Office
Problem solving methods
Tools
IT tools
Lean manufacturing
Excel

Desired experience for lean manufacturing includes:

Complete Takt Time and Cycle Time, Change Over, Lot Size requirements analysis of NA Green Stream Lines that will allow us to expand LRfS at all NA sites as planned
Manage Plant Rapid Improvement Teams for LRfS Green Stream Lines
Lean Sigma Black Belt Certified
Assist in developing and implementing Action Plans for losing Divisions
Leads long-term projects aimed at waste elimination/production efficiencies and establishment of model WCM areas in conjunction with manufacturing sites
Attends and helps divisions prepare for MOST audit assessments to ensure success

Lean Manufacturing Examples

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Lean Manufacturing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a lean manufacturing. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for lean manufacturing
  • Assign resources
  • Responsible for partnering with plant and business leaders to define the key value streams that will have the greatest impact on the business and the customer
  • Improve customer satisfaction and reduce cycle-time on specific wing to wing processes
  • Communicate progress, status and issues to the business leaders
  • Partner with other Value Stream members to ensure solutions are successfully implemented and are delivering intended results
  • Provide functional leadership for the plant’s Lean agenda at assigned site(s)
  • Plan and guide unit management in productivity, material flow, safety and quality improvement initiatives
  • Analyze material and information flows perform diagnostics on major cost drivers (material, labor and OOC)
  • Identify improvement opportunities and establish quantifiable improvement targets in productivity, material consumption, other operation expenses, quality, safety, space utilization, and inventory reduction
  • Plan, propose and execute value stream mapping and team-based continuous improvement events to execute process improvements
Qualifications for lean manufacturing
  • Strong communication skills at all levels of the organization both internally and externally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to influence decisions that affect assigned projects
  • Possess mature, consistent attitude towards responsibilities of job position
  • Self-motivated and displays the skills required to develop and motivate employees
  • Capable of working under pressure and short completion times on projects
  • Familiar with manufacturing methods and systems
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Lean Manufacturing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of lean manufacturing. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lean manufacturing
  • Maintain and update library of Lean Manufacturing and 5s documentation
  • Facilitate, modify, and create Lean Manufacturing and 5s training curriculum
  • Perform audits for Lean Manufacturing and 5s
  • Act as SME to the rest of the management team
  • Responsibility for getting alignment on the CBN from plant leadership and communication it to all plant employees
  • Provides leadership on CI audit processes to ensure progress is on track vs
  • Lead annual lean screening and define key gaps and opportunities for lean transformation strategy
  • Support strategic planning for the supply chain functions
  • Develop and deliver site-specific lean training to various employee groups
  • Mentor employees enrolled in lean certification programs
Qualifications for lean manufacturing
  • Lean Toolkit Application Skills (value stream mapping, 5S, Kaizen, Kanban, Error proofing, SMED, team problem solving, TQM/Re-Engineering)
  • Must be proactive, creative and a hands-on change agent – ability to work independently in team settings fluidly
  • Experience in teaching through formal sessions individual mentoring
  • 8 or more years’ experience in Lean, Six Sigma, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Cycle Time and other relevant quality methodologies
  • 2+ years of experience overseeing continuous improvement projects in a management or leadership role
  • Previous supervisory/leadership experience within Continuous improvement or Lean projects/teams
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Lean Manufacturing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a lean manufacturing. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lean manufacturing
  • Serves as technical content Lean Expert, provides coaching/advice to peers and direct reports, facilitate teams to achieve continuous improvement goals, trains others in use of quality and continuous improvement tools and techniques
  • Ensure ongoing progress of the organization’s lean transformation
  • Deepen the organization’s cultural maturity with regards to lean thinking and acting
  • Strengthen the management team’s lean coaching capability
  • Deliver financial and operational results from lean initiatives including productivity, cycle time reductions, service level improvements, and inventory reductions
  • Work with the regional and segment lean teams, management, to ensure implementation buy-in of the plant lean strategy
  • Ensure that the plant has a DOS strategy and roadmap leading to the achievement of lean processes and lean operating practices
  • Demonstrate understanding, enthusiasm and passion for what DOS can accomplish in Dana and visibly promote this at all levels in the group
  • Act as a change agent to ensure lean processes are deployed in improvements and become ingrained throughout the Power Technologies division
  • Coach and develop Lean Engineers / Lean personnel to become business leaders
Qualifications for lean manufacturing
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering relevant fields
  • Over 10 years' work experience in lean area
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Op’s Management or Technical related field
  • An advanced technical or M.B.A
  • Lean expert certification preferred (will train successful candidates if necessary)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (mechanical, industrial or manufacturing engineering) preferred
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Lean Manufacturing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a lean manufacturing. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lean manufacturing
  • Identify, establish, and deliver measurable processes for continuous improvement and regularly evaluate success
  • Lead and/or directly influence cross-business strategic initiatives, growth projects, improvement initiatives, and similar high impact projects
  • Drive the ongoing institutionalization of solutions for assessing DOS performance in alignment with customer and financial goals
  • Audit the DOS system at the plants on a regular basis
  • Be responsible and accountable for project executions from inception to completion, including communication of results and verification
  • Work together with Director of Operations, Plant Management and the corporate DOS group to achieve optimum results and consistency in each plant
  • Fully deploy 18 step DOS system across all value steams
  • Become a fully trained SME (Subject Matter Expert) in all aspects of DOS
  • Train plant workforce in required lean initiatives
  • Develop skills to be able to lead MBF (Manage By Fact) teams
Qualifications for lean manufacturing
  • Minimum of 0-2 years of Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering experience
  • Lean deployment experience strongly preferred
  • Support and mentor site based TEOA Practitioners / Kaizen Facilitators to enable them to succeed in the TEOA deployment and sustaining
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college or High school diploma/GED or equivalent knowledge and experience and proven years of work experience
  • Proven years of experience in a functional business environment such as Manufacturing
  • Experience leading Warehouse improvements
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Lean Manufacturing Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a lean manufacturing. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lean manufacturing
  • Produce content consistent with Lean Manufacturing methodologies
  • Analyze scrap data and offer countermeasures recommendations
  • Initiate and lead Kaizen events as required
  • Assist in development of Kanban systems throughout value streams
  • Deploy 5S and visual management across all value streams
  • Collect and report metrics / progress on action plans
  • Communicate Best Practices throughout organization
  • Develop plan to implement Andon systems throughout the facility
  • Work with production to develop ongoing production metrics
  • Support, enforce, and comply with all company rules and policies
Qualifications for lean manufacturing
  • Can operate from European locations
  • Proven MBB level in Lean six sigma, with a wide range of project portfolio
  • Six Sigma-Green Belt certification or above required
  • At least 5 years post qualification experience working within an environment promoting strong continuous improvement culture
  • Familiar with operating within a regulated environment
  • Advanced problem solving and PDCA method

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