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Stanley Acess Technologies Lean Process Engineering Manager in Decorah, Iowa

71149BRTitle:Lean Process Engineering ManagerBusiness:SEF Industrial State/Country/Province:Iowa No. of Positions:1Job Description:Position Summary

Plans utilization of facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel to improve efficiency of operations. Establishes and improves work systems by studying facility layout, work flow and work methods. Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes in industrial plant.

Essential Job Functions

  • Actively drives productivity improvement programs, encompassing the entire manufacturing process from raw material to finished goods.

  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, incorporating product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality standards.

  • Incorporates manufacturing principles of Industry 4.0 and traditional Lean manufacturing to coach, train and improve processes and productivity.

  • Ensures safety and ergonomic considerations are made relating to equipment, process and plant layout.

  • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, staffing requirements and other considerations to facilitate production processes.

  • Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential and implements improvements.

  • Works closely with IT resources to identify and utilize digital solutions and hardware for manufacturing processes, i.e. Smart factory.

  • Develops and prepares formal cost justifications for purchase of Capital Equipment.

  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.

  • Prepares work analysis reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data and employing analytical tools such as operations/computer simulation.

  • Analyzes data and trends to identify problems and opportunities and makes recommendations to reduce gaps.

  • Ensures compliance with established document control procedures.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering.

  • 5+ years of project management experience incorporating operations, process improvement and manufacturing maintenance.

  • 5+ years of lean manufacturing experience.

  • Experience in formal cost justifications required.

  • Experience in leading projects, teams and operations within a manufacturing environment required.

  • Demonstrates the ability to drive and implement change in products, processes and culture, interest in hands on application is preferred

  • Demonstrated experience with CAD drawing (AutoCad or similar).

  • Knowledge of current technologies and industry trends.

  • Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of non-technical internal clients.

  • Able to build strong and dependable teams.

  • Demonstrates excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

  • Proficiency utilizing operations/computer simulation.

  • Ability to work with all functional departments in the organization.

  • Strong sense of urgency and personal commitment.

Physical Demands

  • Sitting at a desk frequently

  • Walking and standing frequently

  • Use of hands, arms and fingers frequently

  • Use of eyes frequently

  • Bending, reaching, lifting occasionally

  • Lifting 5-35 lbs occasionally, anything over 35lbs lift assistance needed

  • Pushing or pulling objects rarely


Requisition Number:71149BRFunction:Manufacturing City:DecorahEEO Statement:All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic.Featured Category on SBD Careers:Engineering, Manufacturing