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Lean Project Engineer

Company: Signode
Location: Glenview
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition Number: 0GE00-2020-016
Job Title: Lean Project Engineer
City: Glenview
State: IL Project Engineer - Lean Manufacturing, Americas Summary This role is responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing Lean improvement initiatives for the business processes and value streams across the Automated Strapping Equipment locations in the U.S. (Glenview, IL; South Canaan, PA; Rainbow City, AL).-- This role is also responsible for project management support of the relocation of machine production across our locations in order to optimize the entire value chain. Given the high visibility and impact of this work, the role will report directly to the Head of Operations for ASE Americas.
Essential functions of role

  • Leverage Lean Manufacturing / Toyota Production System principals to identify sources of waste and work collaboratively and cross-functionally to eliminate them
  • Monitor strategic project progress and engage leadership to achieve on-time/on-budget results
  • Conduct kaizen events and drive cross-plant initiatives and training measures (best practices) for the continuous improvement of safety, efficiency and quality
  • Develop and implement shop floor management (gemba kanri) at all locations
  • Organize and execute Lean Workshops (5S, SMED/Change Over, Kanban)
  • Ability to collect and analyze data to promote lean process improvements.
  • Identify opportunities to improve space utilization, optimize material flow, and create best in class processes.
  • Implement effective kitting and Kanban replenishment processes
  • Identify opportunities to leverage technology to create visual management processes and eliminate/streamline transactions
  • Partner with Application Engineering teams to identify quality issues, identify root causes, and implement countermeasures and error-proofing strategies
  • Develop performance measurements and standards for all warehouse and manufacturing activities.
  • Ability to draft, develop, and implement operating procedures.
  • Develop management level presentations of technical and organizational data and analysis to support change recommendations.
  • Education:
    • University degree is required, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering degree is preferred
    • Six Sigma Green Belt certification is a plus
    • Experience/abilities:
      • 3 plus years of operational experience
      • Demonstrated strong Lean manufacturing skillset
      • Technical acumen, including the ability to read blueprints and other technical information
      • Detail oriented; leverages KPIs and metrics to drive improvements
      • Well-developed analytical skills with strong problem-solving skills
      • Able to deal with ambiguity while managing projects through change
      • Sense of urgency; has a bias for action
      • Strong interpersonal and influence skills; able to work effectively with individuals across multiple countries and cultures
      • Strong communication skills, ability to communicate to all levels within the company

      • Strong computer skills with high proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
      • Experience with ERP, CRM, and CAD systems a plus We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.



        If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at HRRecruiting@signode.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.



        For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement .

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