Lean Leader - Greenville, AL

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Greenville, Alabama

Job Type: Not Specified


Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Commercial & Industrial (HCI) provides solutions for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, commercial and industrial applications along with high-voltage test and measurement solutions. As a leading global manufacturer and supplier in multiple markets, we have quality products that serve the commercial construction, datacom, industrial light, industrial heavy, high voltage, residential and oil & gas markets. HCI has built its success through strong leadership, employee and customer loyalty and an exceptional sales force.

Brand Overview

Posting Address

Greenville, AL


Position Overview

This individual is responsible for the leadership and execution of our continuous improvement objectives. In this hands-on role, this person will lead the effort to support operations by implementing and sustaining Lean Manufacturing processes aimed at improving line efficiency/process optimization, product quality, labor utilization, layout optimization and operating costs for both existing and new products. Responsibilities also include strategic process improvement projects, training, equipment selection and maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the implementation of Lean Manufacturing principles throughout the manufacturing process. Contribute to and assist with Continuous Improvement/Kaizen activities throughout HES.

Identify, plan, manage and execute continuous improvement actions that reduce cost, cycle time, and lead time while increasing safety, quality, and repeatability.

Organize and coordinate Kaizen activities, including the planning and execution of Kaizen events/teams which includes the collection and preparation of proper prerequisite data for each kaizen event. Monitor and report on 90-day sustainment of Kaizen event improvements.

Evaluate and execute time studies to establish engineering labor standards and routings.

Prepare standard work documents for new and existing manufacturing processes.

Lead projects and working teams to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor and close projects.

Train employees on Continuous Improvement techniques as needed to assure complete familiarity and ease of use. This includes Principles of Lean Manufacturing, Takt Time, Standard Work, 5S, Standard Work Cell Layout, Value Stream Mapping and other Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement techniques.

Implement and monitor sustainable daily performance management programs throughout the plant, including schedule adherence, and other shop floor reporting.

Coach, Train and develop manufacturing support team to establish and ensure achievement of HES goals.

Monitors, measures and communicates the status of the processes and coordinates actions for their improvement.

Support plant-wide Safety initiatives.

Be a point of contact with external entities regarding lean Manufacturing.

Share best practices across manufacturing locations and support their implementation as appropriate.

While based at a manufacturing location, this role will support HES Segment level activities as assigned

Additional duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience

Minimum of three (3) years of manufacturing experience.

Minimum of one (1) year Lean Manufacturing leadership experience (Lean certification is a plus) including facilitating kaizens.

Time Study and labor standards experience.

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Facility layout optimization experience desired.

Communication at all levels.

Experience with automation applications and implementation a plus.

Hands on, driven, analytical, results-oriented, customer-centric, self-starter with strong change management skills that enjoys leading diverse teams.

Demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks and projects over a wide range of priorities.

Able to work with all levels of operational and professional staff.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Proficient in computer operation (MS Office 365, with proficiency in CAD and Visio a plus).

Complex ERP system experience (SAP Preferred).

Data Analysis (Microsoft Excel, PowerBI, MiniTab).

Able to prepare clear and succinct presentations.

Time study tools.

Multilingual desirable (English Required).

Must be able to stand/walk 10-90% of work day.

Occasional lifting required (up to 40 lbs.).

25% - 50% Travel

Education (preferred)

Bachelors Degree

Relevant Industries

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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