Director of Lean Manufacturing

Job Number: 2185
Job Title: Director of Lean Manufacturing
Closest Metropolitan Area: Chicago, IL

Location Type: Service Center
Metal Type: Aluminum
Compensation Range: $150K+

Overview of Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or related field
  • 6+ years of engineering experience in machining and metal fabrication; machining experience includes CNC (mills and lathes), creating process improvements: improve operator procedures, optimize fixture design based on ergonomics
  • 5+ years of cross-functional leadership experience both operationally and commercially within a heavy manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years experience with a metal fabricator, heavily worked in forming, welding, machining, and stamping departments
  • Ability to create new production cell layouts, organization, and work instructions to increase through-put efficiency
  • Extensive knowledge of Lean manufacturing methodologies; Six Sigma Green/Black Belt preferred
  • Proven experience leading a Lean, Root Cause Analysis, and Value Stream Mapping project
  • Working knowledge and/or experience with P&L and CapEx projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as problem-solving skills


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