Lean Manufacturing Specialist - Lincoln, NH
Location: Lincoln, New Hampshire
Job Type: Not Specified
Responsible for implementing and sustaining Lean Initiatives, Leading/Serving as a Mentor for Kaizen Events and Process Improvement throughout the Lincoln facility. Strong focus placed on order/material flow. Serve a key role in helping develop a world class Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement culture. This includes training employees on Lean tools, planning and coordination/leading of Kaizen events, monitoring performance vs. improvement targets, sustaining changes made during events and execution of continuous improvement projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Organize and coordinate Kaizen activities, including the planning and execution of Kaizen events/teams.
- Assist in the collection and preparation of proper prerequisite data for each Kaizen event.
- Follow-up on Kaizen events to ensure 30-day and Parking Lot follow-up items are completed as scheduled.
- Monitor and report on 90-day sustainment of Kaizen event improvements.
- Train employees on Continuous Improvement techniques as needed to assure complete familiarity and ease of use. This includes Principles of Lean Manufacturing, Lean Six-Sigma, Takt Time, Standard Work, 5S, Standard Work Cell Layout, Value Stream Mapping and other Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement techniques.
- Perform the role of Facilitator, Team Leader or Team Member on Kaizen events, and facilitate event training on the first day of events.
- Contribute to and promote Continuous Improvement/Kaizen activities throughout the plant:
- including methods, tools, roadmap systems, elaboration, and deployment
- apply Lean principles to the capital expenditure (CAPEX) process, including scoping, defining, selecting, implementing and validating new capital investments.
- Actively pursue avenues for reducing wastes.
- Implement and monitor sustainable visual management programs throughout the plant, including 5S, schedule adherence, and other shop floor reporting.
- Lead Planning and Review (P&R) sessions to develop Kaizen event schedules based on business goals, needs and risks.
- Lead monthly Kaizen Steering Committee meetings with senior staff.
- Support plant-wide Safety initiatives.
- Coordinate and collaborate with other Lean personnel across the business unit, group and enterprise.
- Additional duties as assigned.
Skills and Experience
- Experience in a Lean environment and awareness of Lean tools is a plus.
- Ability and desire to spend most of work time on the factory floor being a convincing, persistent, trainer and communicator is mandatory. Manufacturing experience is a plus.
- Lean Six-Sigma training is a plus.
- Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communications skills.
- Computer Skills: Must have strong Microsoft Office, e-mail and other PC application skills.
- Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering preferred.
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.