Plant Lean Engineer - Exempt Grade 9

Org Marketing Statement
Helac. We are one of Parker's newest acquisitions. Uniquely positioned in our market, we are looking for a Plant Lean Engineer to take us to the next level. With spectacular views of Mt Rainier from our facility, this is a fantastic opportunity to live and work in beautiful Washington State! So what are you waiting for? Apply today and grow your career with us!
With annual sales of $12 billion in fiscal year 2017, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 61 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.
The breadth and scope of Parker's technological expertise allows us to have a meaningful and positive impact on solving some of the world's greatest engineering challenges. Addressing these challenges not only helps meet our customers' needs but sparks our passion and innovation and secures our future growth.
Essential Functions
Responsible for championing and leading Lean initiatives at the Plant level by utilizing the company's WIN Strategy. Organizes associates in value stream mapping and continuous improvement initiatives to eliminate waste in all office, factory and support functions. Measures and reports progress on an on-going basis using the Lean Journey Assessment, financial performance measures and Lean Report Card measures. Transfers the ownership of lean principles to facility leadership.
Principle Activities:
Leads and guides Lean initiatives within the Plant. Works with Plant level management on Lean process projects using lean tools and metrics. Assists in the development of a Lean Strategy to be implemented plant-wide.
The Plant Lean Leader will coordinate initiatives at the plant and trains associates how to continually eliminate waste.
Provides effective change management, leadership, and optimization in implementing the corporate WIN strategy across the Plant. Serves as a catalyst for successful and sustained lean implementation.
Provides high level of technical and operational recommendations in meeting material control, product quality and customer service goals. Supports coaching and teaching of lean principles through the use of outside resources.
Ensures on-going education of all employees at the Plant in Lean. Promotes a Continuous Learning environment.
Position must understand the current culture by reviewing existing documentation of policies and procedures. Position is responsible for working with all operating disciplines by using value stream management to develop a master plan of meeting the goals of Lean.
Planning and Organization:
Ensures that steering committees and teams are established at the location and are implementing the Lean principles, techniques, and methodologies according to Corporate requirements. Technologies and methodologies include Value Steam Mapping, Cellular Manufacturing, Kanban Pull Systems, Quick Changeover, design for lean, one piece flow, inventory reduction, site tracking centers etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
Four year degree or equivalent.
One to Three years of manufacturing technical experience demonstrating a self-starting and hands-on quality.
A good understanding of Lean principles such as Value Stream Transformation (Mapping), Just-in-Time, Demand Flow, Single Piece Flow, Five S's, Visual Management, etc.
Has participated in numerous lean events in manufacturing, engineering and support areas.
Has demonstrated the ability to articulate the desired state, purpose and value of lean and constantly moving in the direction of waste elimination.
Good understanding of financial measurements and goals and has good analytical skills.
Excellent communication skills to lead and support empowered employees in a team environment.
Good presentation skills to effectively share the success and ideas of the Division
Pay, Benefits, Work Schedule
We offer comprehensive and generous benefits designed in keeping with our philosophy of a winning culture, enthusiasm for growth and continuous improvement.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.
("Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor")
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