Value Stream Engineer
BLOOMINGTON, IN Manufacturing Engineering
Description

As the Value Stream Engineer, you are responsible for engineering and process support of production, as measured by labor efficiencies, automation, process improvements, scrap reduction, packaging, bill of materials, standards and routings. This person will champion the department’s activities in direct support of the continuing evolution of our Continuous Improvement System by utilizing lean, six sigma, and project management tools with consistent application of a TEAM based approach. \


Responsibilities: 

  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods and standards for their respective value streams.
  • Solves problems confronting manufacturing performance, directly or indirectly. Identifies root causes, implements effective corrective actions, sustaining improvements and identifies support as needed.
  • Analyzes and plans workforce utilization, space requirements, workflow and design layouts of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and costs for management decision making.
  • Develops standardized work, process parameters, and standard operating procedures.
  • Proactively identifies and implements process improvement opportunities throughout the value streams and the organization.
  • Analyzes operational methods, develops improvement plans, and present recommendations to senior management, and implements changes. 
  • Executes and leads all aspects of project management responsibilities to meet organizational goals.
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arranges for purchasing of equipment, tooling, parts, and evaluates products according to quality standards and specifications.
  • Participates in and supports the Lean and Six Sigma initiatives of our Organization.
  • Participates in and leads Continuous Improvement events/activities to improve efficiency and reduce variation and wastes.
  • Reviews and implements assigned Engineering Change Requests and Notices to promote plant process improvements and new product launches.
  • Promote, educate, and facilitate a culture of waste identification throughout the organization through coaching and mentoring.
Requirements

  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.
  • 0-5 years of related experience (may include co-op or internship) in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a lean based engineering, pull-type, reduced inventory products system is preferred, not required.  
  • Ideal candidate would be a “hands-on” person with shop floor experience.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%. 

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