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Lean Manufacturing Graduate


£25000 – £35000/annum Excellent benefits
Full Time / Permanent
Southampton, Hampshire

Lean Manufacturing Graduate Coordinator – – Aerospace, Defence
Salary – £25K-£35K, depending on level of experience plus excellent benefits including Pension, Gym membership, 26 days holiday, Medical, Dental plus many others
Location – Southampton, Hants
Our client is a highly successful international company and a leading supplier of major civil & military aircraft structures & systems. They offer excellent career progression with continual training and mentoring
Our client is happy to look at a more junior candidate for this role (i.e. a recent graduate) as long as you can demonstrate the use of lean techniques.
Role Summary – Lean Manufacturing Graduate Coordinator
The Lean Manufacturing Specialist will lead projects, train and coach members of the organization in the use of Lean tools and will play a key supporting role in larger programmes – tackling issues that may require swift problem solving or re-occurring challenges that require in-depth analysis and the implementation of a range of effective and sustainable countermeasures to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.
Essential Responsibilities Lean Manufacturing Specialist:
• Work with appropriate teams & individuals to understand process-based opportunities & issues and implement / facilitate appropriate improvement changes
• Encourage the use of Lean tools to reduce process waste
• Coach teams and share best practices in the use of Lean tools
• Lead training activities in the use of Lean tools
• Manage project teams ensuring motivation and momentum, and be responsible for the successful delivery of the project
• Develop standard processes & procedures to enable individuals to make changes without hands on support
• Understand and liaise with customers to support both internal and external customer needs
• Conduct cost/benefit analysis for changes to processes and/or equipment
• Utilise lean-manufacturing principles and participate/lead in action workouts to improve process capability, improve quality, reduce overall costs and increase capacity
Qualifications /Experience required for role of Lean Manufacturing Specialist:
• Minimum of 2 years related Lean/Continuous Improvement (CI)I experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Knowledge of Value Stream Mapping, 5S, TPM, SMED, Kaizen and other lean tools
• Six Sigma training is preferred but not essential
• Project management skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
• Engineering background in Manufacturing/Mechanical/Aerospace is preferred
• Positive approach to challenging situations
• Ability to motivate teams and lead change at all levels of the organization
• Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, including stakeholder management
• Ability to manage multiple assignments/priorities and achieve results
• Strong organisational skills
• Highly effective problem-solving skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Prepared to travel within the UK and overseas to meet the customer and/or our suppliers (occasional)
Keywords – Lean, Continuous Improvement, CI, 5S, TPM, SMED, Six Sigma, Manufacturing, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Mechanical, Aerospace, Military, Defence, Lean Tools, Lean Specialist, Lean Manufacturing Graduate
Lean Manufacturing Graduate Coordinator – Aerospace, Defence

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