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OPEN JOB: Lean Manufacturing / Continuous Improvement Manager

Torrance, CA
OPEN JOB: Lean Manufacturing / Continuous Improvement Manager
LOCATION: Torrance, California
SALARY $90,000 to $140,000.

Our customer, a large Aerospace Component Manufacturer, is seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager in their Torrance, California location

  • Responsible for managing lean manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives. This role drives and leads a wide range of activities that are designed to improve operations efficiency, productivity, and on-time delivery while minimizing cost and waste.
  • Define activities that require engineered solutions resulting in reduced waste, improved quality, improved throughput, increased machine/person ratio, improved safety, and improved business unit DVP%. 
  • Lead and collaborate with cross functional internal teams focused on shop floor factory improvements, which could include CAPEX. 
  • Standardize process and document for repeatability, train and certify operators.
  • Understand and analyze Profit and Loss (P&L) statements to identify opportunities for cost reduction, revenue enhancement, and margin improvement.
  • Analyze existing processes and identify areas for improvement through data-driven methods such as Lean Six Sigma principles, root cause analysis, and statistical tools.
  • Act as internal consultant and catalyst to assist plant leadership, individuals, and teams in the application of continuous improvement principles and techniques to improve operations.
  • Drive consistent, uniform approaches for visual controls and productivity measurements to be utilized throughout production teams and the factory.
  • Facilitate successful Kaizen and rapid improvement process events with employees, customers and suppliers, with a major emphasis on locally focused improvement. Provide support for all follow-throughs required to sustain the improvements during the events.
  • Instruct and train others in continuous process improvements, including the use of various problem solving and productivity techniques such as process mapping and cost time management.
  • Provide formal training on lean manufacturing and continuous improvement concepts, principles, and practices. Utilize a learn-by-doing approach, supplementing classroom work with hands-on training
  • Assist team leaders in team skill and knowledge development to support meeting management goals, project management, improvements, results measurements, problem solving and related team skills.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to track progress and measure the impact of improvement initiatives.
  • Role may support other HFS sites’ continuous improvement activities, as needed (e.g., training, project-based work, best practice support, etc.)
  • Drive change management efforts to ensure successful implementation and sustainability of process improvements.
  • Identify and share best practices, lessons learned, and success stories to promote knowledge sharing and continuous learning within the organization.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and emerging technologies related to continuous improvement methodologies.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing work environment, which has provided a working knowledge of lean manufacturing and rapid improvement techniques.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of leadership experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution, preferred in Engineering or Business
  • Proficient with computer systems and programs (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint, querying databases, ERP systems. etc.)
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please respond back and include the following:
  • Full MS WORD Resume
  • Required compensation
  • Contact information
  • Availability 
Upon receipt, one of our managers will contact you to discuss in full

Recruiting Manager

EMAIL: jdenmark@intermediagroup.com  
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasondenmark/

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