Lean Coordinator - Broken Arrow, OK

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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 Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Position Overview

Responsible for sustaining the continuous improvement culture throughout the Hubbell Broken Arrow Facility. Make recommendations to improve productivity, quality, profitability, and the efficiency of operations. This includes training employees on Lean tools, planning and facilitating Kaizen events, monitoring performance vs. improvement targets, sustaining changes made during events and execution of continuous improvement projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate waste reduction (i.e. LEAN) initiatives through formal Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) events.
  • Promote a LEAN culture through-out the facility – promoting, encouraging, and demanding.
  • Employ the use of LEAN methodologies to drive improvement initiatives.
  • Develop, track and report on metrics measuring the success derived from Kaizen events. (Site Kaizen Dashboard)
  • Optimize manufacturing processes for the improvement of existing products and the introduction of new ones.
  • Implement and update Value Stream Maps.
  • Attend pertinent industry and/or LEAN training and seminars.
  • Determine the most effective ways to use the basic factors of production—people, machines, materials, environment, information, and energy—to make a product.
  • Support plant-wide Safety initiatives.
  • Manage requests in a timely and professional way.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned from time to time by management and by the needs of the business.

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent communication skills, both on plant floor and in the office.
  • Demonstrated initiative and desire to drive change and is motivated to exceed expectations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in basic manufacturing principles.
  • Exhibit proficiency in a wide range of process improvement tools for the identification and elimination of waste which include: problem solving/root cause analysis, instituting pull systems, TPM, 5S, visual management, SMED, VSM, standard work, etc.
  • Lean, Lean Sigma, or Six Sigma certification a plus.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt a plus.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Excel, Word and Power Point).

Required Qualifications

  • Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of manufacturing shop floor and CIP experience.
  • Must have excellent knowledge of LEAN manufacturing principles and methodologies.

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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