Lean Manufacturing Engineer

Top Lean Manufacturing Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Lean Manufacturing Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Lean Manufacturing Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 11.2% of Lean Manufacturing Engineer resumes contained Process Improvement as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Lean Manufacturing Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Lean Manufacturing Engineer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Led process improvement teams to identify and implement back office system improvements.
  • Assisted Subject matter experts & Lean practitioner in facilitating process improvement workshops.
  • Received recognition for initiating process improvement activities for major Sikorsky supplier.
  • Develop metrics for comparing both financial and process improvements.
  • Mentored and coached staff on process improvement methodologies.
  • Facilitated process improvements to reduce scrap rate 77% (22% - 5%) over 2 year period.
  • Utilized fact based, action oriented process improvements to eliminate waste in all aspects of the operation.
  • Specified tooling for fabrication department that can do multiple functions for higher yield and continuous process improvement.
  • Led team in writing MDA THAAD AQA Team Showcase award application describing capability development process improvements.
  • Achieved additional process improvement success by spearheading the creation of written and visual work standards.
  • Manage the process improvement activities for product transition accumulating $9.8M in sales.
  • Improved quality and reliability of the system through process improvements.
  • Develop graphs and charts to demonstrate process improvements.
  • Implemented several poka-yoke process improvements.
  • Utilized Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) techniques to initiate process improvements, cycle time reductions, and increase in UPH.
  • Conducted training for and led kaizen teams focused on process improvement, which led to significant cost reductions.
  • Led 25 Kaizens (Continuous Process Improvement Events) in Assembly and Fabrication areas.
  • Led 30 process improvement projects/kaizen events accumulating $300,000 in savings.
  • Process Improvement Engineer): Provided manufacturing support to Operations and collaborated with Engineering on modified and NPI.
  • Facilitated and lead Kaizen events (training provided by Moffit & Associates) -Facilitating quality defect resolution with process improvements and development

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2. Kaizen

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Here's how Kaizen is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Facilitate several Kaizen events and continuous improvement projects that help increase capacity by 15% in manufacturing department.
  • Manage monthly planning and execution of continuous improvement Kaizen events to reduce waste and increase efficiency.
  • Conducted and participated in monthly cross-functional Kaizen activities.
  • Led supplier Kaizen team at two major Sikorsky suppliers in lead-time reduction projects, reduced lead-times by over 80%.
  • Participate in Kaizen events, led the 5S+ initiative in the plant through weekly 5S+ blitz and monthly 5S audits.
  • Facilitated 5 kaizen events to implement standardized work and 5S and improved productivity by more than 25%.
  • Helped plan and execute 3 Kaizen Events resulting in an average of 18% increase in productivity.
  • Top 1 or 2 in cost savings projects and kaizens both years in 8 person department.
  • Facilitated and led kaizen activities utilizing small empowered teams to improve processes and product flow.
  • Led Kaizen Event to improve quality and cycle time for savings of $24K.
  • Led over 15 kaizen events that saved the company an estimated $1.8MM.
  • Run Kaizen events to improve production productivity & streamline Purchasing process.
  • Facilitate Kaizen events and long-term projects from concept to completion.
  • Initiated and implemented post audit Kaizen action points.
  • Coordinated and facilitated Kaizen events throughout the plant.
  • Lead Kaizen in inspection areas.
  • Supported the Kaizen Promotion Office to ensure implementation of Kaizens and quantifying benefits
  • Job responsibilities include: Kaizen training, implementation and facilitation.
  • Directed Kaizen efforts for Rubber extrusion facilty supporting V W, Mercedes and BMW door and hood seals.
  • foot building using VSM, 5s and kaizen events to mainstream product lines.

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3. Value Stream

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Here's how Value Stream is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Increased productivity in manufacturing and non-manufacturing value streams and determined corresponding staffing.
  • Facilitated and organized value stream mapping and continuous improvement efforts to eliminate waste in all office, factory and support functions.
  • Lead process to develop Value Stream Maps for Plant level and manufacturing departments; Molding, Punch Press, Welding Auto.
  • Extended enterprise: All businesses along the value stream that contribute to providing value to a customer.
  • Reduced non-value added process steps using visual tools such as Value Stream Maps, Spaghetti Charts.
  • Designed and implemented pull systems, Value Stream Mapping, manufacturing cells and inventory reduction initiatives.
  • Promoted lean cultural transformation, 5S program, usage of value stream tools and visual factory.
  • Provided Lean support for 3 Value Streams and multiple support areas including QA & EHS.
  • Created and implemented changes based on value stream maps for shaft mount reducer line.
  • Developed and facilitated joint projects with suppliers to support key product-based value streams.
  • Led Value Stream Mapping event at plant, enterprise and value stream level.
  • Managed the Value Stream in the Tension Torsion Strap Area.
  • Identified bottle necks through Value Stream Mapping the enterprise.
  • Calculated, improved, and streamlined product value streams.
  • Value Stream Mapping for electronic component air-bag modules construction.
  • Value Stream mapping (current State & Future State).
  • Led numerous Kaizan events in machining value stream and was successfully able to increase the OEE of multiple cells.
  • Created Value Stream Maps (VSMs) for entire manufacturing processes including packaging and shipping.
  • Value Stream Mapping Current state and Future state VSM s with identified actions for improvement
  • Established mixed model flow in highest revenue value streams across three facilities.

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4. Lean Principles

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Here's how Lean Principles is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Demonstrated superior leadership and presentation skills using lean principles.
  • Trained on-site lean coordinators and team members on lean principles across 7 manufacturing plants in USA and Mexico.
  • Used Lean principles to create an environment that uses standards and continuous improvement to identify and eliminate waste.
  • Provided leadership in the application of lean principles and methods within a low-volume, high-mix manufacturing environment.
  • Lead teams to redesign workstations based on lean principles.
  • Train manufacturing technicians and operators in LEAN principles.
  • Supported the training and implementation of LEAN principles in the graphics and gravure pilot locations.

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5. Sigma

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Here's how Sigma is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Set strategy with senior management to drive continuous improvement through LeanSigma techniques in Transportation.
  • Led the implementation of a Lean Manufacturing/Six-Sigma initiative in the hematology assembly lines.
  • Implemented Lean/Six Sigma tools on numerous manufacturing processes
  • Mentor LeanSigma tools and methodology.
  • Developed the Continuous Process Improvement program with substantial annualized cost savings from Lean, Six Sigma, and Process Improvement Projects.
  • Created and presented a workshop on, Lean Six Sigma in the Supply Chain, for the Supply Chain Management team.
  • Trained leaders, executives and employees from different companies for Lean Manufacturing Management and Six-Sigma White-Belt, Yellow-Belt, Green-Belt and Black-Belt
  • Assisted in 6 Sigma project to increase throughput of company laser cutting machines in West Bend and South Dakota.
  • Worked closely with Six Sigma Experts in specifically in lean manufacturing and factory layout improvements across the site.
  • Trained the Securing Our Future, Outsourcing team in Lean Six Sigma Principles and GD&T.
  • Led Six Sigma project on wad up reduction using statistical methods resulted in $200K saving.
  • Lean Six Sigma: Managed continuous improvement projects, tracked budgets, plans and scope.
  • Assist companies in training, coaching and implementation of Six-Sigma Green-Belt and Black-Belt programs.
  • Reduced purging scrap by driving root cause analysis deploying Six Sigma DMAIC methodology.
  • Participated in FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) for plant production failure Familiarity with DMAIC process in Six Sigma
  • Implemented a successful Six Sigma project to improve Seal cell efficiency resulting in $ 600,000 cost savings.
  • Introduced Kaizen events/activities, Lean, and Six Sigma philosophies.
  • Trained and certified (Greenbelts) in facilitating workgroups and events relating to Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, and Six Sigma.
  • Work with SigmaNEST programmers to test new software to run and operate Mazak Opti-sort Flexible Manufacturing System machinery.
  • Managed project to improve Department 24 dyer thruput using Six Sigma DMAIC process.

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6. Plant Layout

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Here's how Plant Layout is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Updated plant layouts, improved process flow for powder coating, e coating and wet coat operations.
  • Redesign the plant layout to improve product flow throughout the facility.
  • Hired to work on plant layout and consolidation.
  • Machine shop opperations, fixtures, Lean Manufacturing, plant layout, programming instructor, Parker Targets program.
  • Establish and maintain plant layout on Autocad.

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7. Assembly Line

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Here's how Assembly Line is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Simulated trial runs for taking raw material and purchased parts goods from kitting area to the assembly lines.
  • Stayed within 1.5 million dollar budget to move equipment, assembly lines and materials to new production facility.
  • Installed an assembly line reducing footprint by 50% and increased max line throughput by 100%.
  • Introduced new point-of-use work stations into military and commercial assembly lines, driven by Tool control/FOD compliance.
  • Led and Implemented work place organization, 5's and visual system in the assembly lines.
  • Lean methodologies by assisting with time and motion studies for the assembly lines.
  • Established lean manufacturing in SMT and assembly lines to stream line processes.
  • Developed and lead Continuous Improvement projects in an assembly line.
  • Reduced costs in Assembly by reducing headcount in Assembly Lines.
  • Represented the assembly line performance to the management.
  • Assisted with assembly line and equipment design.
  • Designed one piece flow for the table assembly line straight off the paint line (paint and pack).
  • Designed and implemented an electromechanical motor assembly line for a large Bay Area technology firm.
  • Created Value Stream Map for assembly lines to develop Annual Lean Roadmap driving $230k in labor productivity.
  • Transferred the first Toyota Remote Keyless Entry Door Handle assembly line to the United States from Japan.

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8. Kanban

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Here's how Kanban is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Developed Setup procedures, redesigned fixtures for SMED and developed Electrode KANBAN in order to reduce downtime.
  • Implemented Pull System and KANBAN cards on sub-assemblies.
  • Used 'PFMEA', 'POKAYOKE', 'Leveled Production', 'KANBAN' etc.
  • Implemented Kanban system for purchased products to eliminate out of stock and control and reduce inventory dollars by 16%.
  • Implemented 5S/ Kanban /Visual control system in the plant which improved efficiency in material flow by 30%.
  • Reduced raw material inventory by $1.5 million in 6 months time, using visual controls / kanban.
  • Designed a kanban (card system) to maintain inventory control and meet customer demands of needed supplies.
  • Eliminated shutdown of basket rotate line, due to material shortages, 90% by introducing production kanban.
  • Streamlined manufacturing processes through line balancing, layout redesign, implementing 5S, and establishing kanban systems.
  • Developed the Kanban system based upon customer demand to reduce inventory, overproduction and increase cycle times.
  • Established and maintained 5S/ Kanban /Visual control system throughout the plant for efficiency in material flow.
  • Instituted and established existing system and procedures including; creation of necessary form for Kanban system.
  • Improved flow in the Legacy production line by implementing a supermarket and a Kanban system.
  • Focused on increasing inventory turns and reducing lead time through kanban systems.
  • Designed and introduced kanban system to floor.
  • Established Kanban in Assembly Lines.
  • Facilitated the flow of materials from the warehouse to the shop floor by triggering the Kanban cards and performing Gemba walks.
  • Managed introduction of visual cell box scores, including production, quality, materials, Kanban and Kaizen idea generation.
  • Experience with use of Poka Yoke and Kanban to minimize waste.
  • Improved layout and flow) Implemented a supplier Kanban system for Packaging supplies that decreased inventory by 30%.

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9. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Perform facility cost savings analysis.
  • Implemented Lean Manufacturing Projects at cost savings of $2.2 million year to date (2005).
  • Introduced root cause analysis and quality action teams projecting $1.2 million in annual cost savings.
  • Assisted in the development of an online database to track project status and cost savings.
  • Simplified the Change Management process which resulted in an estimated cost savings of $2.6MM.
  • Captured cost savings of $200,000 as Project Manager of Paint Application Reduction project.
  • Generated return cost savings by developing new strategy on supplier tooling audits.
  • Cost Savings of over 100K dollars.
  • Trained and facilitated 34 Kaizen workshops resulting in significant cost savings.

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10. On-Time Delivery

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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Managed lean methods resulting in improved on-time delivery, increase in production volume with no increase in head count.
  • Led Kaizen & LEAN Events to improve quality and on-time delivery.

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11. Assembly Cells

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Here's how Assembly Cells is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Improved space utilization in LH 500 manufacturing lines by 62% by implementing flexible assembly cells.
  • Planned and laid out sub assembly cells to decrease throughput time in main assembly cells.

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12. Material Flow

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Here's how Material Flow is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Project Management role for Synchronous Material Flow implementation.
  • Received extensive training in Lean Material Flow through Harris Lean Systems, Inc. (EPEI, PFEP, creating continuous flow)
  • Worked with front line cell leaders to develop an improved material flow system to ensure on time delivery.
  • Created optimizer data file to maximize machine efficiency and material flow for Medical Blood Line Value Stream.
  • Established standard work and material flow systems for over 75% of the Lexington production facility.
  • Lead projects to generate cost savings, scrap reduction, productivity increase and material flow improvement.
  • Gathered Value-Stream Mapping data to assist mapping the desired plant material flow.
  • Improved People, Information and Material flow.
  • Completed Kaizen projects that improved labor efficiency, part presentation and storage, and material flow.

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13. TPM

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Here's how TPM is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Initiated Total Productive Maintenance program at site and facilitated TPM teams on key pieces of equipment.
  • Spearheaded Lean Manufacturing implementation, including leading Value Stream, 5S and TPM events.
  • Created a logistics team and conducted TPM projects to increase machining efficiency.
  • Prepared Standardized Work, TPM and SMED training modules for in-company training.
  • Reviewed and revised TPM (autonomous maintenance) and PM tasks.
  • Assisted in development of TPM Program.
  • Drive introduction of TPM, TQM, POUS and the use of visual controls.
  • Lead 2 TPM events to reduce downtime by more than 40%.
  • Trained on Lean, Five S and TPM methods.
  • Championed multiple preventative maintenance, quality and production initiatives on a daily basis including Kaizen, TPM and 5S.
  • Trained in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methodologies and applied knowledge in Injection Molding Machine 38 TPM event.
  • Led and assisted in facilitating and supporting 5S and TPM / Kaizen / SMED events.
  • Facilitated over 100 Kaizen and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) events.
  • Lead Kaizen, TPM, 5S, and cell development events.
  • Facilitated and coached the implementation of TPM at 7 production centers Coach and Lead multiple continuous improvement kaizens.

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14. WIP

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Here's how WIP is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Corrected product Bill of Material, reducing over/under material liquidation and reduced WIP 21$k by the creation of supermarkets.
  • Developed one piece flow manufacturing, implemented preventative maintenance plan, reduced raw material and WIP which reduced part cost.
  • Applied 5S techniques to calculate and improve the efficiency of WIP buffer levels in the XPI Seat cells.
  • Reduced WIP by implementing just in time supply and mitigating single source or bottleneck suppliers.
  • Determine bins and containers for finished goods, raw materials, VMI parts and WIP.
  • Assisted in implementation of GEHL FLOW system to reduce inventory and WIP.
  • Net result: Eliminated $8 million dollars of WIP inventory.
  • Used 'COMMWIP', 'Value Stream Map' and 'TOC' for 'Waste Identification'.
  • Assisted in multiple other kaizen events concentrating on reducing cycle time, lead time, Travel distance, and WIP.
  • Facilitated 2P Kaizen event increasing productivity by 140% and reducing WIP to one piece Flow.
  • Create cellular layouts to minimize WIP and leadtime.
  • Design and implementation of subassembly WIP market to level load production of subassembly while fulfilling customer demand.

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15. Takt

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Here's how Takt is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Provide detail study on assembly process base on the actual SAT / TakTime for new project.
  • Set up the product/process that met takt time and helped to reduce the floor inventory.
  • Assisted in studying sub-assemblies of product families to reduce takt time.
  • Developed work content with takt times (TT).

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16. Dmaic

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Here's how Dmaic is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Detect opportunities to improve productivity and waste reduction, following Lean Manufacturing Practices and Six Sigma methodology DMAIC.
  • Resolved manufacturing and system concerns through DMAIC process resulting in identification of opportunity in improvements.
  • Advanced Green Belt Six Sigma certified since 2005 applying the DMAIC methodology.
  • Report and improve via Six Sigma evaluation and DMAIC methods.
  • Reduced the cycle time by 3s by eliminating bottlenecks, handoffs and redundancies in the process with the help of DMAIC/8D.
  • Used DMAIC process to identify that the pre coat glass process was not necessary saving $510K.

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17. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Tool and fixture design using AutoCAD 2009.
  • Implemented site cadence and tracking center.
  • Maintained CAD drawings of new facility used for multimillion-dollar expansion project.
  • Optimize plant floor layout utilizing AutoCad LT for assembly, finished goods, WIP and dunnage.
  • Utilized Solidworks CAD software to design and implement highly efficient manufacturing work cells.
  • Selected to complete Unigraphics NX 2.0 Cad/Cam Software Training.

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18. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Provided coaching and guidance to assembly process supervisors during the implementation of Theory of Constraints, Lean Manufacturing/Six-Sigma philosophy.
  • Provided coaching and guidance to assembly process supervisors during the implementation of Lean-Six Sigma.
  • Compiled and updated documentation required by OSHA and ISO certification.
  • Modified procedures and documentation to obtain ISO 9001 certification.
  • Managed Production Associates as back-up for Production Supervisors.
  • Served as Design Engineering to Manufacturing liaison.
  • Coordinated the daily activities of 8 shop liaison manufacturing engineers, 2 n/c programmers and 1-2 casting engineers on 3 shifts.
  • Coordinated internal quality audits for procedures and business functions in the DR facility per ISO/TS 16949 in 2010 and 2011.
  • Allocated manpower to ensure that liaison coverage was available for all hours that the machine shop was operating.
  • Improved proved productivity (40%), flow, 5S and safety of ISO Tumble grind area.
  • Observed all company, health, safety and environmental rules in compliance with regulatory & ISO standards.
  • Assigned Lead Engineering role for Technical Advisory Board of $23 million AIMS initiative.
  • Created easy to read tracker to aid supervisors in monitoring transactions.
  • Company safety officer and liaison for UL and CSA.
  • Record keeping required for ISO9000 and other quality systems.
  • Prepare company for ISO audit; renewed.
  • Developed systems and documentation for Eaton TESD's QS9000 Certification - ISO 14001 coordinator
  • Designed a custom plastisol dipping tank to maintain constant liquid level.
  • Prepared and trained supervisors in Gemba Walk to improve the "Culture Change" and identified waste in the process.
  • contract completed) Worked with plant managers and supervisors to identify and implement lean opportunities.

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19. Visual Management

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Here's how Visual Management is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Project Lead for 5S work station optimization/visual management/standardization in 5+ value streams.
  • Communicated plans, actions and results to the team through a visual management system.
  • Led teams in standard work instructions, communication, visual management and shingijutsu principals.

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20. Piece Flow

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Here's how Piece Flow is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Educated employees on importance of standard work, single piece flow, continuous improvement, and 5S.
  • Implemented Lean Manufacturing practices and one-piece flow work cells; subsequently generating savings exceeding $400K/year.
  • Developed processes achieving single piece flow for two new products for General Electric.
  • Reported to Engineering Manager * Led cross-functional teams responsible for implementing 5S, single piece flow and standard work.
  • Implement One Piece Flow Cell in the Prewave Area.

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21. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Project leader for Capital project for installation of new ultrasonic transducers for increasing product quality.
  • Followed a strict Advanced Product Quality Planning / Design for Six Sigma framework to manage both OE and aftermarket product launches.
  • Led measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and product quality.
  • Optimize machining processes to reach product quality, efficiency and process repeatability.
  • reduce downtime of production equipment, implemented SPC to monitor and improve product quality, development and implementation of metrics dashboards.

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22. Production Floor

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Here's how Production Floor is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Adopted problem solving and troubleshooting techniques to correct manufacturing inefficiencies in the production floor.
  • Developed Root Cause Analysis boards for production floor.
  • Supported implementation infrastructure of Kanban system to the production floor.

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23. Fmea

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Here's how Fmea is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented, Value Stream Mapping, PFMEA, POKAYOKE and KANABAN for process improvement.
  • Use FMEA and Risk Based approached for identifying the root cause of possible failure.
  • Increased yields by using PFMEA/ DFMEA and Control Plans techniques.
  • Lead quality improvement projects focused on product failures and process problems using Fishbone Diagrams, Failure Mode Matrix, and FMEA.
  • Led Root Cause Problem Solving (Fishbone, 5-Why, PDCA, FMEA, and SWOT) analysis.

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24. Set-Up

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Here's how Set-Up is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Performed numerous set-up reduction projects to eliminate waste and reduce change-over times.
  • Collected work information, set-up procedures, and created standardized work instructions
  • Advised in set-up of new engine module assembly area for validation of assembly procedures.
  • Reduce Set-Up time in tubing preparation area by 50%.
  • Designed and set-up up floor plans using spaghetti diagram layouts.
  • Lead set-up reduction/changeover improvement teams (SMED), 5S implementation, Kaizen Events, and Root Cause Analysis projects.
  • Lean Manufacturing Engineer * Implemented tightly scheduled project to set-up $1.0 million static-free electronic assembly cell.
  • Led 5S s initiatives, Set-up reduction trainings and Kaizen events.

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25. Corrective Action

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Here's how Corrective Action is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Pioneered and executed corrective actions for process problems based on applicable analysis of process variables and outputs.
  • Reviewed, investigated and facilitated root cause corrective actions for production issues.
  • Perform accident investigation and take necessary corrective action.
  • Implemented a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) board to promote corrective actions and quality of workmanship.
  • Developed corrective actions as well as generating reports from audits.
  • Work with team to initiate immediate corrective action measures.
  • Streamlined Corrective Action procedures in a hyperlinked flowchart via a Process Simplification Team.

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26. Process Flow

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Here's how Process Flow is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Apply team-based Kiazen too continually improve process flow.

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27. Shop Floor

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Here's how Shop Floor is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Lead project execution through completion with a hands-on attitude to drive the Continuous Improvement culture on the shop floor.
  • Supported production shop floor for 5S activities, reduce change over with single minute die exchange process.
  • Deployed the 5S methodology across the plant from the offices to the shop floor.
  • Performed daily shop floor investigations of any injuries that come into the aid station.
  • Rolled out facility 5S to benefit shop floor organization and reduce setup time.
  • Create documentation for shop floor to eliminate moving paper travelers.

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28. OEE

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Here's how OEE is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Facilitate project that increase OEE of welding robots by 10% improving performance, availability and quality.
  • Institutionalized methods to calculate Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and use trend data for problem solving.
  • Supported the Plating OEE, Material Reduction and Molding Quick-Change teams.
  • Worked on Industrial Engineering team to manage OEE and Capacity Modeling.
  • Team leader of the stamping Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Quick-Change and Value Stream Map (VSM) teams.
  • Facilitate monthly Kaizen workshop to improve processes throughput, eliminate waste, improve safety & quality, and drive OEE.

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29. A3

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Here's how A3 is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Utilized the A3 lean tool to facilitate communication for all improvement activities.
  • Lead and helped create 5s, A3, Value stream mapping, and other lean tools training.
  • Coordinate and lead kaizen events; Total Productive Maintenance, Setup Reduction, 5S+, and Problem Solving A3.

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30. Floor Space

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Here's how Floor Space is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Organized workplace settings to improve floor space and on-hand inventory.

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32. Production System

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Here's how Production System is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Researched, recommended and implemented improved production systems and procedures to improve labor and machine utilization through a continuous improvement philosophy.
  • Developed a production system model after other lean transformed companies.
  • Collaborated in lean transformation through the implementation of the Nissan and Renault production systems (NPW & SPR).
  • Suggested some changes in automatic production system to improve the productivity of plant at reduced cost per unit.
  • Developed new production system for Good Year(Saving $20,000,000,00).
  • Implement and teach TPS (Toyota Production System) principles.
  • Transform operations to Follow Principles of Lean mfg, Kaizen, Toyota Production System and 5's.
  • Trained by outside consultant on the Toyota Production System (TPS) lean practices at Bretford.
  • Trained and implemented United Technologies Automotive Production System by utilizing "Kaizen Blitz" (Learn and Do) format.

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33. New Equipment

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Here's how New Equipment is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated several layout changes to introduce new equipment, improve productivity, and optimize floor space.
  • Researched new equipment technologies to improve processes and safety.
  • Identified, evaluated and cost justified new equipment.
  • Developed mistake proofing fixtures (pokayokes), justified new equipment, production standards/costing and basic programming.

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34. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Experience with CNC equipment including lathes, machining centers, grinders, drill and tap and assembly equipment.
  • Detailed processes ranging from operation, maintenance and setup on CNC machines, Broaches, Lasers and Presses.
  • Championed successful startup center that included CNC horizontal boring mill and millwright stations.
  • Conflict resolution Process mapping Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Visual Work Instructions for CNC Lathe

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35. Current State

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Here's how Current State is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Developed higher level current state and future state value stream maps for the catheter value stream.
  • Value Steam Map current state to identify opportunities.

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36. Lean Concepts

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Here's how Lean Concepts is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Plant was utilizing sporadic lean concepts, but lacked developed process flow or a Continuous Improvement culture.
  • Conducted numerous training sessions to teach basic and advanced lean concepts to associates at all levels.
  • Introduced Lean concepts into a union facility over 50 years old.
  • Develop and sustain employees training and development on lean concepts.
  • Train individuals in 5S and Lean concepts.

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37. Capital Equipment

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Here's how Capital Equipment is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Managed major capital equipment projects, including justification, installation, and documentation of work instructions.
  • Provided technical consulting and capital equipment estimates to Sales Department for new business quotes.
  • Guaranteed continuous improvement through capital equipment justification which resulted in optimizing underutilized equipment.
  • Implemented and maintained Toyota Production System principles Led teams through Kaizen Events Optimized capital equipment usage/run times Designed production work cell layouts

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38. JIT

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Here's how JIT is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Improved first pass yield by 0.5% over 6 months through JIT principles.
  • Flow cycle methodologies JIT value stream initiatives 6 Quality control

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39. KPI

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Here's how KPI is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Presented senior management KPI achieved.
  • Tracked and documented KPI's for every month and calculated OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency).
  • Created Lean training and KPI's to begin lead assessment of organization.
  • Staff training in KPI, waste analysis and problem solving.
  • Tracked, analyzed, interpreted trends & metrics for labor efficiency and KPIs, focusing on continuous improvement.

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40. SPC

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Here's how SPC is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Led cross-functional, 10-member team in implementation of Statistical Process Controls (SPC) to reduce scrap and rework.
  • Researched / specified / purchased Statistical Process Control (SPC) system installed across multiple manufacturing areas.
  • Slashed costs by $1.8M / year through implementation of SPC in Ion Implant area.
  • Introduce real time SPC to processes to meet Aerospace requirements using Gain-Seeker Program.
  • Monitored 100+ SPC charts and successfully contributed to 4 TOC studies.
  • Architected, programmed, and implemented process tool real-time SPC for KLA 2130 defect data.

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41. BOM

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Here's how BOM is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Design, BOM and route changes on components and assemblies.
  • Create BOM's and Routes for new materials.
  • Flatten BOMs on key products to dramatically reduce picking, planning and build time.

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42. Cycle Times

low Demand
Here's how Cycle Times is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Performed Statistical Process Control data analysis and provided recommendations to achieve faster cycle times.
  • Initiated Lean Manufacturing process improvements using Future State Maps of products; reducing costs, labor, and cycle times
  • Reconfigured assembly department to balance cycle times, reduce quality issues, decrease missing parts and improve flow.
  • Participate in Lean Manufacturing Kaizen events, reduce cycle times, optimize processes, and standardize best practices.

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43. Continuous Flow

low Demand
Here's how Continuous Flow is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Optimized processes by utilizing continuous flow techniques and eliminating bottleneck.
  • Optimize plant footprint to create continuous flow and pull systems where applicable.

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44. Troubleshoot

low Demand
Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Provided primary engineering support for five departments, including product support, machine troubleshooting, and resolution of quality issues.
  • Test and troubleshoot customer problems and find simple solutions to prevent them from ever happening again.
  • Lead engineer for problem solving & troubleshooting of daily manufacturing and process related problems.
  • Participated in Gemba walks with the Gemba team, troubleshooting issues in Assembly & Test.

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45. ERP

low Demand
Here's how ERP is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Identified and implemented scrap reduction program for enterprise consisting of 13 manufacturing locations.
  • Coordinated Lean Enterprise implementation for staff areas.
  • Completed required lean enterprise audits.
  • Interpreted structural, and component engineering drawings as they related to building mechanical systems for use in hydroelectric power plants.
  • Led team of 12 Key Users in designing improved business processes and creating applications in ERP system.
  • Assisted in creation of Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI) process in the enterprise area.
  • Team lead for concentrated effort to audit and update manufacturing modules in ERP system.
  • Oversee of all shipping, scheduling, quality, and ERP system activities.
  • Minimized wastes, including overproduction, waiting, and motion through process implementation.
  • Participated in cross-functional team, transitioning business to single, integrated ERP system.
  • Interpreted customer supplied blueprints and able to create and alter blueprints.
  • Assisted in the implementation and training of the lean enterprise system.
  • Manage Dealer Direct Ship program for Caterpillar Dealer Network worldwide.
  • Served as Primary Key User in Oracle EnterpriseOne ERP implementation.
  • Led mfg implementation of Epicor ERP system in Mexico and in Houston facilities and designed tooling database in MS Access.
  • Manufactured attachments for heavy equipment companies for John Deer, Komatsu, Caterpillar, which included millwrights and CNC machining.
  • Led company-wide lean trainings on monthly basis to production and enterprise personnel.
  • Formatted 8,000 routings for the BaaN ERP implementation program.
  • Led RCA of underperforming QMS software.

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46. Lean Projects

low Demand
Here's how Lean Projects is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Lean Projects Facilitator for robotics.
  • Lead lean projects in Post Bond Assembly, including 5S activities, cost reduction efforts, and set up reduction.
  • Communicate Best Practices, Visual Management, and network meetings related to Lean projects/process deployment and successes.
  • Executed lean projects for manufacturing of consumer and professional audio products, cost reduction $1M.
  • Supervised teams of employees through kaizen and lean projects.

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47. Control Plans

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Here's how Control Plans is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Develop and maintain detailed process maps, metrics, and control plans for the key manufacturing processes.

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48. Osha

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49. Fifo

low Demand
Here's how Fifo is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Designed safe and efficient layout of stockroom, which maximized pack density and provided FIFO.
  • Connected manufacturing processes with First In First Out (FIFO) lanes.

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50. NPI

low Demand
Here's how NPI is used in Lean Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Change Control Coordinator for new product introduction (NPI) R410 refrigerant change.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Lean Manufacturing Engineer

Process Improvement14.6%
Kaizen13.1%
Value Stream9.1%
Lean Principles7.3%
Sigma7%
Plant Layout6.4%
Assembly Line5.9%
Kanban4.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Lean Manufacturing Engineer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
11.2%
11.2%
2
2
Kaizen
Kaizen
10.1%
10.1%
3
3
Value Stream
Value Stream
7%
7%
4
4
Lean Principles
Lean Principles
5.6%
5.6%
5
5
Sigma
Sigma
5.3%
5.3%
6
6
Plant Layout
Plant Layout
4.9%
4.9%
7
7
Assembly Line
Assembly Line
4.5%
4.5%
8
8
Kanban
Kanban
3.6%
3.6%
9
9
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
3.6%
3.6%
10
10
On-Time Delivery
On-Time Delivery
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Assembly Cells
Assembly Cells
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Material Flow
Material Flow
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
TPM
TPM
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
WIP
WIP
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Takt
Takt
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Dmaic
Dmaic
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
CAD
CAD
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
ISO
ISO
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Visual Management
Visual Management
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Piece Flow
Piece Flow
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Product Quality
Product Quality
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Production Floor
Production Floor
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Fmea
Fmea
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Set-Up
Set-Up
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Corrective Action
Corrective Action
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Process Flow
Process Flow
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
Shop Floor
Shop Floor
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
OEE
OEE
1%
1%
29
29
A3
A3
1%
1%
30
30
Floor Space
Floor Space
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Toyota
Toyota
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
Production System
Production System
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
New Equipment
New Equipment
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
CNC
CNC
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Current State
Current State
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Lean Concepts
Lean Concepts
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Capital Equipment
Capital Equipment
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
JIT
JIT
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
KPI
KPI
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
SPC
SPC
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
BOM
BOM
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Cycle Times
Cycle Times
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Continuous Flow
Continuous Flow
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
ERP
ERP
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Lean Projects
Lean Projects
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Control Plans
Control Plans
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Osha
Osha
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Fifo
Fifo
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
NPI
NPI
0.5%
0.5%

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