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Lean Coordinator

Company: Hitachi Cable America
Location: Ashaway
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Lean Coordinator champions the Company's lean efforts. The position incumbent is responsible for supporting the implementation, tracking and sustainment of lean manufacturing for HPMS. Essential FunctionsReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work with outside consultants to facilitate training on Lean principles and identify training gaps in the organization.
  • Engage with the Department of Labor and other companies (DLT offshoots, non-profits, etc.) to secure grant funding for appropriate Lean-related initiatives.
  • Report Lean implementation status to senior management and communicate barriers to success.
  • Help establish Lean Teams and coordinate them as necessary.
  • The tracking, implementation, and payment of Kaizen program.
  • Act as the Company's Lean subject matter expert.
  • Schedule and facilitate GEMBA walks in various departments.
  • Solicit KPI (key performance indicator) data from appropriate sources and ensure KPI boards throughout the facilities remain updated.
  • Engage in Lean sustainment activities and stay abreast of the latest in lean manufacturing initiatives.
  • Engage with other HCA divisions and/or Hitachi Metals subsidiary groups to share victories and participate in support initiatives when applicable.
  • Participate in various Lean initiatives as needed, which may include "hands on" projects throughout different areas of the facilities.
    • Detail oriented and organized.
    • Excellent communication skills, including PPT and all office programs.
    • Reliability and ability to self-direct and self-motivate.
    • Ability to work with other groups to keep project momentum and meet milestone dates.
    • Ability to influence and motivate others to achieve specific goals and objectives. Supervisory Responsibility This position is not responsible for the oversight or performance management of other employees. Safety Expectations
      • Obey all safety rules, use caution in work activities, and continuously practice safe behaviors.
      • Immediately report unsafe conditions/behaviors and work-related injuries to site supervision.[DM1] Work Environment This job operates in both a professional office environment and other areas of the facility including maintenance, production, and warehouse areas. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles. Physical Demand
        • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with employees from all levels of the organization.
        • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
        • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. TravelLittle to no travel is expected for this position, Education and Experience
          • High school diploma or GED diploma accepted if applicable experience is strong; 4-year degree from accredited college or university preferred.
          • Must have experience in manufacturing, preferably contract manufacturing. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. [DM2] An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity EmployerHitachi Cable America provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. As a Federal Contractor, we encourage priority referral of protected veterans under VEVRAA.[DM3]

Keywords: Hitachi Cable America, Warwick , Lean Coordinator, Other , Ashaway, Rhode Island

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