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Lean Engineer II

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Date: Feb 17, 2019

Location: Reynosa, Mexico, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Purpose of Position.   

  1.  The role of the Lean Engineer is to act as change agent to promote cost savings and cultural changes by playing key leadership across the assigned plant.  The Lean Engineer is expected to drive improvements and provide support to implement Lean initiatives originated by the core teams or by the PEx/Lean organization. In addition, the Senior Lean Engineer is expected to promote standardization of Lean Techniques across the plant by promoting/ developing initiatives affecting multiple areas or sites.
  2.  Mention the major responsibilities and tasks of the position.
  1. Lead crossfunctional teams developing projects  across multiple Business Units and functions.
  2. Create 3-5 years Lean road map and outline projects to support vision for assigned plant
  3. Act as an expert in VSM tool utilization across multiple Business Units
  4. Promote Lean Transformation in the plant by selecting and driving lean tools in order to support long term vision.
  5. Provides timely feedback to his/her supervision on project status
  6. Create project presentations to effectively communicate  status and action plans in both English and Spanish
  7. Assures Lean best practices and lessons learned are implemented in all applicable areas and functions across the plant
  8. Act as advisor for Lean Six Sigma Tools when other Engineers in the plant  are dealing with complex problems
  9. Lead his/her core team through influence
  10. Exercise Influence in peers and two levels above
  11. Implement techniques to bring projects back into control

 

  1. List the two most complex decisions indicative of this function and its impact to the function, department and/or corporation.
  1.  Create Lean Transformation road map for next 3-5 years using VSM technique
  2. Determine  the correct metrics and levels to evaluate progress of plans to  achieve expected  results

 

  1. Internal and External Customers.
  1. Internal.
    1.   Lean Manufacturing Supervisor, PEx Manager, Operations Managers, Production Managers, Supply Chain Managers,  Internal Project Stakeholders, Site PEx Champion, Divisional PEx Champion          

 

  1. External.
    1.     External Project Stakeholders                           

 

  1. Personnel Directed.
    1.    None                 

 

6.     Minimum Knowledge and Skill Requirements.

 

 A. Education.

  •     Engineering BS Degree                              

       B. Work Experience.

  •      4-5 years as Lean Engineer.

 C. Additional Skills.

  •  Self-motivated individual with a history of delivering positive results through continuous improvement. 
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal). Ability to work in team environment.
  • Strong "Change Agent" with demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong Process focus with attention-to-detail abilities, problem solving skills.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing methods, systems, and production processes. 
  • Strong knowledge on Lean Six Sigma Methodology
  • Strong ability to translate  data coming from several sources  into informative charts
  • Working knowledge of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet
  • Strong  abilities  in DMAIC Tools
  • Able to defend his/ her point of view based on technical data
  • Results oriented
  • Proactive individual able to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to supervise others
  • Able to establish SMART goals for his/her self and the team.

Able to lead  through influence his/her assigned team