Lean Engineer

County Durham, North East England
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
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:

  • 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

  • Identify and prioritise improvement projects with the plant management, based on KPS roadmap, Value Stream Analysis and further business needs

  • Coordinate and update KPS projects in strong focus and KPS-KPIs in KPS tool and reports

  • Coordinate and support KPS audits on plant

  • Coordinate improvement activities with/between CoCs and set up cross plant projects

  • Drive and monitor the progress of the projects using value stream map and scorecards

  • Identify related training needs and coordinate local training approach

  • Provide update information on skilled resources of the plant to central T/IE and top management

  • Coach people in the application of related methods and tools and take over local training as appropriate

  • Contribute to the worldwide KPS network and be the major contact for related communication

  • Train employees on the relevant tools and methods


  • Will have a technical diploma or degree with experience of lean training (advanced) and Six Sigma

  • Will have minimum 5 years' experience from the automotive industry

  • Will have strong knowledge or lean tools and methods

  • Must have experience of lean implementation projects

  • Ideally will have experience in leading project teams

  • Ideally will have experience in international environment and/or international projects

  • Ideally will have experience with lean implementation projects

  • Competent IT skills especially in the use of MS Office, Visio and Minitab, etc