Lean Engineer

Reference Number: jdsengleantx
Location: Fort Worth, TX


The Lean and Continuous Improvement Engineer position is responsible for maximizing performance improvement and cost savings by proactively identifying areas for improvement, leading lean initiatives and projects, utilizing lean tools and techniques, analyzing and reporting key metrics, communicating continuous improvement activities, and training team members to accomplish the same.


  • Executes continuous improvement strategies by translating business objectives     into actionable projects
  • Communicates the company's continuous improvement philosophy, vision and expectations
  • Shares lean and continuous improvement best practices through the organization
  • Partners with each department to streamline, improve and sustain process with a primary focus on safety, quality, delivery and cost
  • Acts as a change agent around continuous improvement opportunities
  • Identifies opportunities to reduce cost, lead-time and inventory
  • Identifies quality improvement opportunities
  • Evaluates work flow and cell design, and recommends improvements to enhance productivity and safety
  • Looks for opportunities to maximize efficiency and reduce waste
  • Leads value stream mapping exercises to determine and record business improvement areas
  • Designs and leads projects to implement continuous improvement actions and achieve future state
  • Develops measurement systems supporting lean manufacturing philosophy
  • Tracks and executes cost reduction on process improvements
  • Documents and communicates improvements in manufacturing overhead, efficiency and utilization
  • Develops and sustains employees training and development on lean concepts
  • Trains teams in improvement processes, optimizes floor layout and material flow using lean concepts
  • Follow all safety procedures, including the use of PPE as required


Required Education/Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical, or Electrical)
  • 5-7 years of experience preferred in Lean & Improvement in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of lean tools (SMED, 5S, TPM, Kaizen) required
  • Strong math, reading and communication skills required
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications required