Lean Engineer - Automotive

Adele Taggart Recruitment Ltd
From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
14 Apr 2017
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
I am looking to recruit an experienced Lean Engineer with automotive experience. My client are world leaders in the design and manufacture of exhaust gas control systems for on/off highway and marine diesel engine applications. Applicants must 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


·Must have the ability to lead change

·Must have the ability to coach others

·Ideally will have networking skills

·Ideally will have the ability to foster teamwork

·Ideally will have good communication skills, able to communicate at all levels

·Overseas travel required

·Strong English/communication skills (verbal and written)

For further details on this role please contact Laura Gillespie.