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Lean Manufacturing / Project Manager

Company: Michigan Spring & Stamping
Location: Muskegon
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Position DescriptionThe Lean Manufacturing Manager is responsible for ensuring that business operations and efficient and effective and developed within the Lean Principles. They are responsible to develop a Lean Culture within the Muskegon facility and not just on the job floor. All initiated projects have to meet customer expectations and support the Kern-Liebers strategies. They must ensure proper management of resources to meet customers needs in the most cost effective way.Requirements

  • Develop in close communication with the global Lean Group the Lean Roll Out Plan for the Muskegon facility
  • Participate in the development of the Kern-Liebers Lean Manufacturing strategies and programs (SMED, 5S, A3, Standard Work, VSM, Process Maps, SFM, LPA, problem solving, KPI's)
  • Work closely with the global team to leverage the available knowledge and best practice approaches
  • Tran and coach personnel on Lean Manufacturing principals as required
  • Manage the CIP program for the facility
  • Implementing and assuring standard production processes
  • Set up shop floor management and other lean tools
  • Develop tools which will help to manage the manpower capacity and needs for the facility based on sales volumes and future sales expectations
  • Work on process improvements including; Lean Management, Production System, plant layouts, etc.
  • Control and minimize inventories, labor overtime, premium freight and repair expenses through personnel development on Lean tools
  • Pursues cost reduction through management of material cost, lead-time, reduced rework, reduced manufacturing cycle time, etc... while fully achieving customer requirements
  • Ensure a safe work environment and address safety issues as needed
  • Any other duties as assigned
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in Business or Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Extensive Management experience and implementation of Lean principles'
  • Very strong Engineering and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate complex projects and concepts to contacts with varying experience levels and Top Management
  • TS 16949 and ISO 9000 knowledge required
  • Automotive manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Microsoft Office (word, excel, powerpoint, project)
  • Six Sigma experience is a plus
  • SAP experience a plus
  • Spanish speaking a plus
  • German speaking is a plusBenefitsWe offer an excellent benefit package that includes:
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Optical
    • Life
    • STD / LTD
    • 401-K

Keywords: Michigan Spring & Stamping, Grand Rapids , Lean Manufacturing / Project Manager, Executive , Muskegon, Michigan

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