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Lean Manufacturing Coordinator

Summary of Position

Location: Stratford, WI
Status: Full Time Position

Summary/Objective:Stratford Homes LP, has been the leader of highly customized modular homes since 1973 and is seeking a self-motivated individual to fill a critical role on our team. The Lean Coordinator is a member of our production leadership team and is responsible for determining the lean path for process improvement. The Lean Coordinator will work closely with operations providing lean implementation support, coaching, and training. This position involves using Lean and Six Sigma tools and methodologies (such as VSM, 5S, Waste Identification, DMAIC, PDCA, etc.) to drive productivity improvements throughout the business.If you have a passion for working closely with Production and Engineering to understand the processes, train a team to eliminate waste, and be part of an organization’s transformation, you’ll love this opportunity! Our idea of the ultimate candidate is proactive, experienced, truly enjoys providing superior effort, and loves a team environment in a small company. Essential Functions•Establish critical baseline leading indicators of production success for each manufacturing department.•Work with operations to set and achieve production targets by utilizing lean and six sigma tools and methodologies.•Participate and/or lead the development of a lean construction training program.

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Job Description

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position, scheduled for 8-hour workdays, Monday through Friday. Start times and end times may be adjusted as needed between 6am and 5pm, with remote work being a possibility once a candidate demonstrated he/she can work independently while maintaining an acceptable level of accuracy and output.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities:
•    Work closely with production to identify improvement opportunities for reducing cost, improving efficiency and productivity
•    Facilitate lean training as required to support the objectives.
•    Collect and analyze data to support business decisions.
•    Lead improvement workshops (kaizens) to eliminate waste and optimize process flow.
•    Ensure lean projects are aligned with organizational objectives and goals.
•    May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Structure:
This position reports to the President of Stratford Homes.

Preferred Education and Experience:
•    Bachelor Degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Construction, Business, Civil Engineering, or related field required
•    Minimum 3 years’ experience in low-volume high-mix manufacturing and/or construction is preferred
•    Lean Six Sigma experience beneficial

Travel: Occasional travel is expected to attend job sites, meetings and off-site training/education.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, climb stairs, lift/carry files/boxes and reach with hands and arms.

Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Retirement plan
Paid time off

AAP/EEO Statement:  Stratford Homes LP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender, identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.