Lean Manufacturing Specialist / (ABS Specialist)


Des Moines, IA

Industry: Manufacturing


Less than 5 years

Posted 169 days ago

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Business System (ABS) is an integrated set of systems and tools organized to provide a common language and enable transfer of knowledge to apply systematic principles driving lean manufacturing. These tools are used to improve safety, productivity, cost competitiveness, and growth in all phases of our business. This position will be responsible for coaching, guiding, and leading the transformation of Davenport to a lean manufacturing culture and will provide profit focus/results orientation leadership ? resulting in increased cost savings implemented through the Degrees of Implementation (DI) system. 

This position will apply Lean Manufacturing and other continuous improvement initiatives while leading a large segment of our manufacturing process. Specifically, this position will:


Prioritize, guide and facilitate the activities of the manufacturing function to meet organizational goals, initiatives and requirements

Oversee the development of standard policies, procedures and practices to ensure customer requirements are embodied in manufacturing processes

Establish and maintain uniform manufacturing performance metrics and reporting systems

Reaffirm existing production goals, or establish new goals, and lead the group effort to achieve those goals

Ensure operations metrics are well-known, and track daily progress toward achieving objectives

Lead cross-functional continuous improvement initiatives for safety, on-time delivery, production efficiency, and scrap reduction

Develop the capabilities of those in the department through teaching, coaching, establishing high standards, and ensuring accountability

Exhibit and promote an attitude on the plant floor that leads to an engaged and energized workforce

Drive improvements by developing and implementing systems and procedures based on data analysis

Utilize best practice methodologies and develop new technologies

Perform other work related duties as assigned

Minimum Years of Experience 1

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

Experience with Lean Manufacturing

Certification in Six Sigma 

Security Clearance Required: No

Visa Candidate Considered: No


Base Salary - $80,000 to $80,000

Full-time Benefits - Full 

Relocation Assistance Available - Yes 

Commission Compensation - No 

Bonus Eligible - No 

Overtime Eligible - No 

Interview Travel Reimbursed - No 


1+ to 2 years experience

Seniority Level - Associate

Management Experience Required - No

Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

Willingness to Travel - Occasionally