Lean Engineer

Recruiter
Taskmaster
Location
County Durham
Salary
£25000 - £35000/annum
Posted
17 Jun 2017
Closes
16 Jul 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose:

My client are world leaders in the design and manufacture of exhaust gas control systems for on/off highway and marine diesel engine applications. Due to the continued growth of our business, we are looking to recruit an experienced Lean Engineer who will have a good technical background with experience of lean training and Six Sigma

Job Description:

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Establish local Knorr-Bremse Production System (KPS) roadmap in agreement with plant management, Centres of Competence (CoCs) and Central Truck Industrial Engineering (T/IE), and continuously follow up and redirect it as well as break down into target objectives for the local plant management
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Identify and prioritise improvement projects with the plant management, based on KPS roadmap, Value Stream Analysis and further business needs
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Coordinate and update KPS projects in strong focus and KPS-KPIs in KPS tool and reports
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Coordinate and support KPS audits on plant
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Coordinate improvement activities with/between CoCs and set up cross plant projects
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Drive and monitor the progress of the projects using value stream map and scorecards
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Identify related training needs and coordinate local training approach
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Provide update information on skilled resources of the plant to central T/IE and top management
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Coach people in the application of related methods and tools and take over local training as appropriate
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Contribute to the worldwide KPS network and be the major contact for related communication
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Train employees on the relevant tools and methods

Skills/experience:

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Will have a technical diploma or degree with experience of lean training (advanced) and Six Sigma
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Will have minimum 5 years' experience from the automotive industry
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Will have strong knowledge or lean tools and methods
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Must have experience of lean implementation projects
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Ideally will have experience in leading project teams
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Ideally will have experience in international environment and/or international projects
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Ideally will have experience with lean implementation projects
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Competent IT skills especially in the use of MS Office, Visio and Minitab, etc