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Lean Manufacturing Value Stream Engineer

Job in Detroit - Wayne County - MI Michigan - USA , 48222
Company: Implementation Engineers
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-24
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing Production, Lean Manufacturing
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Lean Manufacturing Value Stream Engineer

Implementation Engineers is seeking full-time experienced Value Stream Engineers to join our team that have a proven track record in transforming organizations to world-class levels of Performance Excellence. Must be able to lead our clients through the disciplined and analytical rigor necessary to plan, develop, and implement actions to drive cultural change within all areas of the value stream. Significant experience in both Six Sigma problem-solving and Lean systems implementation is required. Significant expertise in manufacturing engineering and/or operations, including machining, fabrication and assembly are required. Expert Lean skills implemented in a manufacturing environment is a must (management operating systems/daily management, value stream mapping, asset footprint and physical layout, synchronous flow/pull systems, mixed-model flow, SMED and cellular layout) Must have experience facilitating and executing Kaizen workshops and events. Significant machine shop experience in multiple machining environments (CNC programming and optimization expertise). Ideal candidates must have demonstrated rapport with both floor level colleagues and C-level executives, with a proven track record of shop floor implementation.

Employment type: Full Time

Extensive US travel required. MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN.

The successful candidate will lead Client teams to:

* Guide our clients through a structured process that deals with resources, decision-making, resistance identification and resolution, conflict management, skills enhancement, organizational development, metrics and performance results, coaching, mentoring and behavioral change.
* Capture/Clarify/Align the strategic business objectives of our clients by creating a 3- to 5-year deployment plan that will quantify our clients current state and create a roadmap to address gaps where objectives are not being achieved.
* Design and execute improvements through Lean system implementation, including visual management, layered standard work, SMED, Heijunka, and more.
* Develop an internal management culture to sustain improvement initiatives.
* Interact/Sell at all levels of the organization, especially with senior management/executives.

Additional Qualifications:

* BS, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering
* Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean certifications required with 3- to 5 years of experience in a Black Belt role
* Minimum 15 years of manufacturing operations experience
* Minimum 5 years of leading large-scale implementation projects. PMP a plus
* Auto-Cad experience a plus
* Excellent data analysis and statistical skills; SQL and Minitab preferred
* Strong business acumen and financial analysis skills
* Strong client relationship and interpersonal skills
* Willingness to travel 100%


This person is critical to ensure that our clients expectations are exceeded, and future business is secured. Implementation Engineers has partnered with large global companies to improve throughput and productivity, decrease costs and align organizations. It is a leading global operations optimization firm that specializes in sustainable implementation of large, complex strategic initiatives.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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