Lean Manufacturing Specialist - Fenton, MO (Hybrid)

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Fenton, Missouri

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 Construction & Energy (HCE) focuses on products to support four business segments: Connectors, Grounding & Tooling, Gas Connectors & Accessories, Harsh & Hazardous, and Distribution. With markets in renewable energy, lighting, transportation, data center, telecom, utility, extreme environment, gas and water distribution, power generation and oil & gas, we guarantee that our products set the standards for industry solutions. Our success not only depends on our value proposition, but on the strength, knowledge and expertise of our employees.

Posting Address

2112 Fenton Logistics Park Blvd.
Fenton, MO 63026




Position Overview

This individual is responsible for guidance 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of Lean Manufacturing principles throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Lead and assist with Continuous Improvement/Kaizen activities.
  • Identify, plan, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 goals.
  • Monitor, measure, and communicate the status of the processes and coordinates actions for their improvement.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years of manufacturing experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year Lean Manufacturing experience (Lean certification is a plus) including facilitating kaizen events.
  • 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.
  • Work Center and facility layout optimization experience desired.
  • Communication at all levels.
  • Hands on, driven, analytical, results-oriented, customer-centric, self-starter with strong change organizational skills that enjoys leading diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks and projects.
  • Able to work with all levels of operational and professional staff.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Green / Black belt in LEAN Six Sigma preferred.
  • Lean tool experience required.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong in computer proficiency (MS Excel, Word, Power Point, Teams, with CAD and Visio a plus).
  • ERP system (SAP) experience a plus.
  • Time study tools.
  • Must be able to stand/walk 10-90% of work day.
  • Occasional lifting required (up to 35 lbs.).
  • 0% - 15% Travel.
  • Bachelors Degree 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.

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