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Lean Engineer

  • LocationHefei
  • BusinessEnvironmental Technologies
  • FunctionEngineering

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Purpose of the Position

  • Identify manufacturing opportunities including productivity, capacity and cost
  • Initiate or take lead the improvements to address the opportunities through LEAN method


Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Identifies areas of potential manufacturing related productivity, capacity, and/or quality improvements, performs cost studies and justification analysis;
  • Leads and implement improvements initiatives using Lean Manufacturing techniques to improve productivity, capacity, and/or quality when necessary;
  • Ownership of plant wide Kaizen system: Maintain and track Kaizen system, facilitate and/or train for Kaizen events;
  • Site champion for lean: proliferate usage of lean tools throughout the plant at all levels;
  • Sets up and maintains plant wide productivity database;
  • Key team member of OEE project;
  • Communicates ideas and status clearly and professionally through graphic and written media, and oral presentations. Provides necessary documentation of activities and results.



Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Engineering. Industrial Engineering background is preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience on the position of lean engineering or related in manufacturing environment
  • Strong record of results for a multi-national company
  • Experience implementing Lean in a manufacturing environment including use of approaches such as (but not limited to);
  • Kaizen Events & DMAIC process
  • Value stream mapping
  • Pull systems and kanban
  • Standardized work
  • Set up time reduction analysis 

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge of: Lean/Simplification, cycle time reduction, cost analysis, Value Stream Mapping, line Balance/staffing, work cell design.
  • Knowledge of (Lean) organizational design
  • Auto CAD Computer Design tools.
  • Fluent in written and oral English
  • Excellent computer skills

Desired Skills

  • Excellent project management and communication skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturing excellence tools (AME, KT)
  • Working experience with a MNC is preferred.