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Lean Materials Engineer

Northwood, OH 43619

Posted: 11/21/2023 Job Category: Manufacturing-Production Job Number: 25614230

Job Description

ITS has a client in the Toledo, Oh area seeking a Lean Materials Engineer. This is a direct hire role with full benefits including 401k. 

Role Summary

•To exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
•To demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.


Key Responsibilities

Initial Storage Layouts:
•Analyze the available warehouse space and create optimized layouts for efficient storage and retrieval of parts and materials, including location labeling standardization.
•Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, procurement, and supply chain, to understand their requirements and ensure the storage layouts are aligned with their needs.
•Incorporate lean principles such as minimizing waste in the layout design to enhance efficiency and productivity.
PFEPs (Parts for Every Part):
•Develop and maintain PFEPs for the entire product range, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information on part numbers, quantities, suppliers, lead times, and other relevant data.
•Establish and enforce location labeling standards for inventory management, ensuring consistent and easy identification of parts and materials.
•Collaborate with procurement and supply chain teams to optimize stock levels based on demand, production schedules, and space constraints.
•Continuously review and update PFEPs to identify opportunities for cost reduction, inventory control, and improved supplier relationships.
Material Flow Designs:
•Analyze the existing material flow within the manufacturing processes and identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement.
•Design and implement material flow solutions that align with lean manufacturing principles, including just-in-time (JIT) and pull systems.
•Establish and enforce location labeling standards for efficient material flow, ensuring clear identification of material movement paths and storage areas.
•Work closely with production, engineering, and maintenance teams to coordinate the implementation of material flow designs and ensure smooth operations.
Continuous Improvement:
•Actively participate in Lean initiatives and suggest process improvements for logistics and material flow, including location labeling standardization.
•Conduct regular audits and analysis of existing logistics processes to identify areas of waste and implement solutions for continuous improvement.
•Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement and sustain lean practices, including standardized location labeling, and drive a culture of continuous improvement within the organization.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, logistics, or a related field.
•Four years of directly related work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

Additional Information

•Proven experience in logistics engineering, warehouse management, or related roles in a manufacturing environment.
•Strong knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, including 5S, Kaizen, JIT, and kanban.
•Proficiency in layout design software and tools (e.G., AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or similar).
•Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to identify process inefficiencies and develop innovative solutions.
•Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
•Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively.
•Demonstrated ability to drive change and influence stakeholders.
•Knowledge of automotive parts manufacturing processes and materials is a plus.
•Familiarity with location labeling standardization principles and best practices.
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