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Lean Coordinator

Company: Valmont Industries, Inc.
Location: Tulsa
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

801 N Xanthus Tulsa Oklahoma Why Valmont Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference.This individual contributor position provides on-going assistance to Lean teams and leaders in the form of coaching, training, data management and analysis, helping with project justifications, as well as acting as a liaison between team leaders, support groups, management and other functional areas. This position identifies and communicates obstacles that may affect team performance. This position prepares and presents updates as required, performs training on lean processes and methodology, and assists other teams and team leaders as required. The majority of this position-- s time is spent in interaction with others; identifying and analyzing opportunities for improvement and waste reduction. The Lean Coordinator dedicates a large amount of time utilizing lean tools to improve office admin processes. The incumbent needs to have proven capabilities and past accomplishments of improving administrative jobs through the utilization of Lean tools.Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate and coach Lean / 5S events / Standard Work events, coordinate Lean activities, including acting as a liaison between teams, support groups, management, and other functional areas, removing obstacles that may affect team performance, and assisting other teams and Lean Technicians as required
  • Calculate and maintain Lean-related measures, maintain records, maintain visual boards, and communicate data to relevant personnel
  • Create and/or Update Standard Work
  • Prepare and deliver weekly/monthly updates to the Lean Manager, Tulsa Operations Sr. Plant Manager
  • Provides Lean training as necessary
  • This position reports into the Tulsa Operations Lean ManagerOther Important Details about the Role:
    • Organization of meetings and tours for visitors
    • Judgment and decision making skills while comparing relative cost and benefit potential
    • Deductive reasoning ability to formulate answers to specific questions that make sense
    • Help identify employee / distribution center training needs
    • Collaborate with a group to reach consensus
    • Effective communicate with all levels of the workforce and management
    • The ability to motivate, develop and direct people without having authority over them
    • Strong leadership, problem solving, planning skills and attention to detail with accuracy
    • Schedule daily workload without supervision or direction
    • Work quickly and efficiently with employees as well as suppliers and vendors
    • The ability to organize and manage multiple, simultaneous priorities and meet aggressive deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Knowledge of the material, costs, techniques and processes used within the manufacturing industryRequired Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
      • Bachelors in relevant field or Associates Degree with 3+ years of experience or 5+ years of relevant quality experience
      • A demonstrated understanding of Lean principles and methodology
      • A working knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
      • The ability to speak in front of a group of co-workers or visitors
      • The ability to bend, squat, twist, reach outward and move about the plant during a third of the shift
      • The ability to lift up to 40 pounds and wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the plant
      • Ability to travel up to 5% on an annual basisHighly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
        • Proven capabilities to improve office/administrative jobs through the utilization of lean tools
        • Proven facilitation/coaching skills of Improvement events, Standard Work events, SMED events, Root cause problem solving, manufacturing and administrative value stream improvement projects
        • A solid understanding of Center of Lean Excellence criteria
        • Demonstrated commitment to learning through Lean readings and available training and educational opportunities
        • A working knowledge in advanced Microsoft applications such as Visio, PowerPoint, Access, and SharePoint
        • A Lean CertificationWorking Environment and Physical Efforts: The incumbent is exposed to hazards that may exist within manufacturing and shipping areas. Some hazards are chemical vapors, smoke, dust, frozen water, and noise over 80 decibels. Although some of the work can be performed in an office setting; most on the shift will be spent moving around different areas of the manufacturing plant. The incumbent must be able to work in and follow the safety rules of all areas of the facility, including the use of personal protective equipment where required. This equipment includes metatarsal safety boots, safety glasses, hearing protection and safety vests. This position may require overtime work as needed to support the Lean initiative including travel to other company facilities and offsite locations. Any overnight travel would be domestic and would represent less than 5% of the work schedule. The environment is fast-paced and demanding especially during peak production season which is the fall and winter months. The incumbent needs to lift parts and inspect equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. The incumbent is required to move throughout the plant to various events and activities. There are areas of the plant that cannot be accessed by elevator and the Lean Coordinator needs to be able to access these areas by stairs. This position may require standing and moving around the site for up to 80% of the shift. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to type. Reaching hands and arms above shoulder height while working in the office or distribution centers may be required. The Lean Coordinator needs to be able to drive around the plant and to Lean events. Due to the visual requirements of this position, employee must demonstrate acceptable vision by passing the driver-- s license eye test for either the state of Nebraska or the state of Iowa. If employee does not have a valid license from either of these states, the determination of acceptable vision will be made by the Safety Department on an individual basis.Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email .

Keywords: Valmont Industries, Inc., Tulsa , Lean Coordinator, Other , Tulsa, Oklahoma

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