Lean Manufacturing / Operational Excellence Manager

Company Name:
Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You'll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
Are you ready for a challenging career change? Do you want to be a part of the team that creates a company's strategic pan and watch it unfold? Do you play close attention to detail? Do you have exceptional leadership skills? Do you strive to move up in your career?
As Lean Manufacturing/Operational Excellence Manager, you will master Crane's Strategy Deployment Process ("SDP") and menu of lean manufacturing techniques. You will be a part of the development of the company's strategic plan and be a part of the execution of that plan via SDP. You will also develop mastery of key continuous improvement tools such as Standard Work, Kanban, TPM, 5S, Visual Management, SMED, Six Sigma and Value Stream Mapping. After training others on the use of these tools and leading kaizen continuous improvement events, you will be responsible for assisting the organization in its daily use of the tools in both the factory and office. It is intended that this is a two year assignment, after which you will take on a leadership position in either manufacturing or product management
Facilitate and manage the Kaizen Roadmap
Coordinate the continuous the continuous improvement activity and team members
Facilitate establishment of lean principles throughout the organization, to include coaching to ensure completion of projects
Apply CBS took to identify root causes and develop counter measures
Work with business leaders to attain business goals
Promote the crane business system through daily passion for continuous improvement and the constant elimination of waste
Minimum Requirements
5+ years of experience in demonstrated process improvement success.
Proven accomplishments utilizing lean tools/methodologies
Certified took champion or plan to complete training for required certification within 12 month period of entering position.
Standard work/visual management, transactional, value stream mapping and problem solving.
Knowledge in Change management and accounting/finance principles.
Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills in a matrix environment
Demonstrated ability to motivate all levels of the organization.
Strong team formation and leadership skills.
Strong project management and organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills, to include presentation skills and facilitation of groups toward deliverables
Ability to link customer needs and business processes
Relevant bachelor degree or equivalent is desired, prefer master's degree
Prefer certified Lean Black Belt or Master Black Belt.
Special Work Conditions
Applicants selected could be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Eligibility requirements include U.S. nationals and permanent residents (Green Card)
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.
Location: West Caldwell, NJ

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