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Master Specialist, Lean/Continuous Improvement

Location: 

Mesa, AZ, US, 85212-9361

Req ID 43246 | OSS Mesa, United States

  

The Master Specialist, Lean/Continuous Improvement engineer identifies, coordinates, and implements Lean processes and programs to support business goals and objectives within a plant.

 

Actions and deliverables:

  • Understands, teaches, and promotes the use of improvement techniques through Lean and Six sigma principles.
  • Works independently with general strategic guidance.
  • Promotes and communicates lean activities throughout a plant and product line.
  • Develops the plant cost reduction plan with all plant functions.
  • Drives improvements in measures of performance through teams and plant staff efforts.
  • Assists with the success of the plant operations in its journey towards industry 4.0, automatization and digitization.
  • Provides training, mentoring, and guidance to more junior staff members.
  • Develops and may lead medium to large projects including defining scope, objectives, and methods.
  • Thorough understanding and the ability to train others and implement the principles of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Uses manufacturing and financial measures to perform cost analysis.
  • Represents organization through individual contact and formal presentations
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels within the plant.  Proficient with PCs.  Knowledge of computer programs including Minitab, especially MS Excel including pivot tables and MS PowerPoint
  • Basic understanding of Six Sigma preferred.

 

Required experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. 
  • Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt preferred.  
  • 8+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment.

 

Be part of our ZF team as Master Specialist, Lean/Continuous Improvement and apply now!

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DIVERSITY COMMITMENT: 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

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Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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