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Lean Manufacturing Manager

Company: Shape Corp.
Location: Trenton
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

We are thinkers, believers and doers.--At Shape, we don't see the norm as our limit; we look at it as our opportunity to push limits and tradition.--A chance to bring something new to our customers, team members and communities.--When seemingly impossible challenges arise, we look to the core of the problem, and create solutions others believe can't be done.
As a full service, tier-one automotive and industrial component supplier in the Greater Dayton/Cincinnati area focusing on light weighting of body structures our business is expanding. This year we are building a new facility to support our increasing portfolio of tight-tolerance aluminum extrusion business. With extensive growth happening NOW, the opportunities are limitless!
Position Summary:--Using their lean experience, candidate will coach and support the management team in the application of SES methodologies and tools. Through their active participation on the shop floor, will provide training and coaching to plant personnel at all levels of the organization.
Essential Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following:

Report to Plant Manager and coordinate with division and corporate SES managers to develop knowledge of corporate standards and best practices.
Act as a champion and leader for lean system principles inside the plant.
Transfer their lean knowledge and experience to plant team through shop floor improvement activities.
Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as directed by the leader.

Continuous Improvement/ Lean Support/ Development

Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
Support plant problem solving teams to ensure the production of quality parts and a safe working environment.
Identify and assist in implementing cost reductions on the shop floor.
Develop and sustain supervisor, team leader and team member training and development.


Utilize lean tools to map the process and provide inputs to sales team as needed on machine utilization, space, and labor requirements.
Develop standardized work standards and line balancing for new programs along with manufacturing engineers.
Participate in regular launch team meetings and ensure lean guidelines are followed
Continuously challenge maturation activities and identify opportunities to reduce maturation time.


Position Skills and Experience Requirements:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering / supply chain management field is preferred. Associate degree with 10+ Years Experience will be considered.
Minimum 3, preferably 5 years of lean (Toyota production system or equivalent system) implementation experience at a production facility
Experience in applying lean (TPS) tools to improve plant / site performance required.
Working knowledge of various lean tools like standard work, MIFC, SMED, pull system, Kaizen, Hoshin etc.
Good interpersonal skills and training skills. Experience in training teams on lean methodologies and leading Kaizen
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
Travel is occasionally required, up to 10% of the time.



Keywords: Shape Corp., Middletown , Lean Manufacturing Manager, Executive , Trenton, Ohio

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