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Lean Manufacturing Specialist

Company: CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Location: Reading
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Carpenter Technology Corporation is a leading producer and distributor of premium specialty alloys, including titanium alloys, nickel and cobalt based superalloys, stainless steels, alloy steels and tool steels. Carpenter's high-performance materials and advanced process solutions are an integral part of critical applications used within the aerospace, transportation, medical and energy markets, among other markets. Building on its history of innovation, Carpenter's wrought and powder technology capabilities support a range of next-generation products and manufacturing techniques, including novel magnetic materials and additive manufacturing.LEAN MANUFACTURING SPECIALIST PRIMARY DUTIESOrganize, implement and maintain production process flow.Provides a hands-on process improvement using a combination of Lean Manufacturing with a focus towards optimizing labor resources and systems, flow creation, 5S and waste reduction.Improve continually existing operation, for increased quality, productivity, efficiency and cost savings.Facilitate value stream mapping.Investigate operational problems affecting production and reporting and recommending solutions.Provide manufacturing data i.e. production control charts, reliability, process capability, to improve the process and monitor and measure progress to target outcome.Organize meetings with other team members to facilitate growth.Assist in identifying ways to reduce production inefficiencies through recommendations- i.e: new processes, elimination of waste, machinery enhancements.Work with other relevant departments to determine estimated costs, run time, cost reduction and close the feedback loop.Train and supervise staff on new development processes and technology.Provides a hands-on process improvement using a combination of Lean Manufacturing with a focus towards optimizing labor resources and systems, flow creation, 5S and waste reduction.Provide assistance on development and documentation of KPI's and systems designed to sustain and drive continuous improvement using Carpenters Operating Model.Ability to travel 25% to other locations within a specified region.Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned.REQUIREMENTSBA/BS degree in Engineering, Project Management or related field; preferred.Minimum of 3 years successful lean implementation experience with proven record of sustainable results.Prior knowledge/experience with the Toyota Production System is preferred.Successful candidate will have prior knowledge and practical experience in a manufacturing/industrial setting with a strong focus in Lean Manufacturing operations.Extensive job-related experience with LEAN Operating Model Deployment preferred.Proven ability to drive continuous improvement with identifying and eliminating waste using applicable tools and analysis.Strong coaching, facilitation and organizational skills with a strong track record of successful change management.Enjoy a challenging and fast-paced environment.Strong analytical problem-solving skills.Must be proactive, creative, and a hands-on change agent.Should have team building and rapid execution abilities.Self-motivated and ability to "think on your feet" when working and a "can do" approach to work.Self-Starter who can creatively drive continuous improvement on their own initiative with guidance as necessary.Strong analytical, mathematical, computer and basic business skills. Able to bring clarity and optimal solutions from abstract information.Carpenter Technology Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees.Carpenter Technology Corporation's policy is to fully and effectively maintain a program of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees, to employ affirmative action for all protected classes, and to recruit and develop the best qualified persons available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company also will recruit, develop and provide opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans. Associated topics: alloys, ceramic, corrosion, material, material engineer, medical, metallographer, molecular, plastics, polyurethane

Keywords: CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Reading , Lean Manufacturing Specialist, Other , Reading, Pennsylvania

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