DMI Companies
  • Monongahela, PA, USA
  • Full Time

OVERVIEW

The Lean Specialist/Engineer's key functions are to drive continuous improvement as well as work in conjunction with Production management and Engineering to sustain processes throughout DMI companies using Lean principals and techniques. These principals must focus on four primary goals: eliminating waste, reducing cost, reducing lead time, sustainment of processes and sharing in improving and improving the quality of the product.

Under the supervision of the Factory Superintendent and working with the Production Managers, the Lean Specialist/Engineer will support Production and the Operation's group. The Lean Specialist/Engineer must be motivated to keep in check all established processes and to identify potential problem areas as well as develop creative and effective solutions in order to follow our continuous improvement practices. This position must also follow the organizational goals to improve processes and to create a profitable entity.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead or assist SBU (Strategic Business Unit) members in creating cost reduction and/ or process improvement plans that satisfy the customer's requirements.
  • Daily review of throughput, immediate investigation, and action to correct suspect area's
  • Conduct time studies by using both the observation and video method.
  • Identify opportunities to remove non-value-added steps in processes.
  • Work in tandem with management to increase production. Support production managers in improving inefficient processes.
  • Confer with management regarding procedures, manufacturing capabilities, and project status.
  • Create standard work documents that capture best practices for production processes.
  • Preform manufacturing audits, focusing on process or cost variation.
  • Create/update manufacturing reports that capture the company's KPI (Key performance indicator).
  • Design / generate layout of equipment, material, and workspaces to maximum efficiency.
  • Identify new opportunities in the company to grow the Lean culture.
  • Conduct regularly (5S) events in work centers to remove non-essential items and operations.
  • Train Crew Leaders and shop personnel on process improvement in a manufacturing environment.
  • Create implementation plans using Lean's project templates.

EDUCATION & SKILLS REQUIRED

  • B.S in Industrial Engineering strongly preferred or 3-5 years of OJT that provided the level of professionalism needed to complete these specialized tasks.
  • Knowledge of Lean & Six Sigma methodologies
  • Lean certification (Greenbelt certification preferred)
  • Knowledge of process mapping methodologies.
  • Strong mathematical and organizational skills
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Visio, and Project
  • Technical writing skills required
  • Strong problem-solving skills

WHY JOIN DMI COMPANIES?

Our benefit offerings meet or exceed nationwide benchmarking of US companies. They include:

  • Medical & Prescription Drug coverage with a generous employer HSA contribution deposited weekly.
  • Dental & Vision
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, STD and LTD coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program, Will Preparation and Identity Theft Assistance
  • 401k with pre- and post-tax contribution options with a dollar for dollar match up to 6%
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • 10 paid holidays

COMPANY PROFILE

DMI Companies, founded in 1978, is a leading manufacturer of HVAC accessories supplying the commercial, industrial and residential HVAC markets through a vast network of domestic and international distributors. DMI has national standing as an industry leading innovator that possesses integrity and leadership skills which are testaments to the quality manufacturing and operating procedures engaged by DMI Companies. DMI is building a better world for ourselves and our children by providing a sustainable environment through our products, operations, and personal conduct.


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