Volvo Group Lean Manufacturing Engineer in Macungie, Pennsylvania
Lean Manufacturing Engineer provides guidance and direction to help drive the implementation of Lean Manufacturing principles throughout all operations and processes; coordinates and facilitates the implementation of the Mack Production System to support meeting stated business objectives for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Morale; and coaches employees and management in implementing the new work methods. Reports to Director of Continuous Improvement.
Continuously facilitates reviews and standardizes production system tools and methods in close cooperation with Plant management. Coordinates with cross functional teams for that purpose
Promotes engineers and helps implement efficient and reliable Lean Manufacturing processes to guarantee efficient movement and delivery of materials and increase productivity and quality in station in support of production rates.
Develops training material and assists in delivery of training sessions and workshops to all levels in the organization
Continuously drives culture change and acceptance of Lean Manufacturing principles across the organization by communicating and demonstrating the values and practicality of continuous improvement
Inspires and encourages the use of best practices throughout the organization
Engages plant management and employees in conceptualizing, planning and implementing, and sustaining continuous improvements using the Mack Production System and Lean Manufacturing tools
Manages and supports Kaizen workshop activities and events
Trains employees in Mack Production System tools and technics
Coaches all employees and management on implementing and sustaining Mack Production System practices.
Facilitates implementation plans with management based on an agreed priority list
Frequently follows up with appropriate stakeholders to ensure timely and effective implementation and sustainability
Drives continuous improvement, Kaizen- and problem solving activities using Lean Manufacturing tools and processes
Collaborates with Operations management to improve processes and evaluate and take action regarding day to day material, logistics, and build issues impacting the productions lines
Lean Concept Advocate: Implement Lean Manufacturing and Flow values, foster the continuous improvement of all operational and business practices
Creativity/Innovation: Reframing traditional patterns of thinking and applying new and evolving ideas, methods, designs and technologies
Problem Solving/Decision Making: Taking a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles or resistance
Detailed knowledge of business and manufacturing productivity improvement practices, tools, methods and line balancing techniques
Able to effectively carry out a vision, plan, and coordinate the activities of the Manufacturing Production Systems group with Production, Materials, Quality, other Engineering functions, and the UAW
Experienced project leader
Proven analytical skills and sound structured approach
Excellent computer skills; proficient in Excel, Power Point and Word
Strives for perfection; proven ability to manage large projects and maintain attention to detail
Ownership / Accountability: Taking the lead in getting the job done and accepting responsibility for personal actions, costs, and results
Leadership: Setting and modelling high performance standards and empowering a team of people to achieve agreed-upon outcomes
Teamwork: Building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes
Passionate for lean manufacturing and has an in-depth understanding of manufacturing systems
Strong communicator who can influence his/her environment and be passionate about change and improvement.
Ability to work in a matrix and team based environment
Resilience and perseverance: Ability to focus and execute projects to conclusion in the face of adversity and ambiguity
Fosters diversity and promotes the development of staff members through mentoring/ coaching and empowerment to increase skill sets and talent levels of the team
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Management or related field
Master’s degree in Engineering, or MBA preferred
3-5 years of experience with lean implementation in assembly environments
Solid and proven project management skills required
A demonstrated understanding of Lean principles such as Value Stream Mapping, Just-In-Time, Demand Flow, Single Piece Flow, Five S’s, Visual Management, Total Productive Maintenance, Continuous Improvement Process, Kaizen, SPC, Six Sigma and Communication Tools, Statistical Problem Solving and QS9000
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification preferred
Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates.
In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.
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Group Trucks Operations
Travel Required (Maximum)
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Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran