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Continuous Improvement Specialist/Lean Specialist

Company: Lydall Corporation
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the ongoing development of an enterprise wide continuous improvement culture. Assist in efforts focused on driving employee engagement, enhancing organizational capability, and developing plant-based change agents.
  • Provide expertise in all areas of Lean, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Quality Improvement Methods, and other appropriate areas of knowledge.
  • Work with the site leadership team to identify, define value and deliver targeted savings in the operations and business processes.
  • Study existing processes across all business functions to identify opportunities to drive out waste and improve profitability, process efficiency and productivity.
  • Train others in Lean Manufacturing methods, coach, and mentor those working on these initiatives.
  • Expert "hands on" knowledge of manufacturing and business improvement processes.
  • Lead Continuous Improvement initiatives through to delivery of stated value.
  • Report planned vs. actual savings achievement on a regular basis.
  • Identify roadblocks to achieving any targeted savings and manage sub-teams to remove such roadblocks.
  • Work in a team-based environment being a leader and team member.
  • Creative, team-based problem solving with consensus building to generate pro-active and sustainable process improvements.


  • Must adhere to all company and location policies and safety rules
  • Must be able to work extended hours when required
  • All other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required for Consideration as a Candidate:

  • A history of operational excellence leadership, ex. Lean Six-Sigma greenbelt, with demonstrated implementation successes.
  • Manufacturing experience, able to work effectively in production environment.
  • Understanding of Lean tools, capable of applying and teaching.
  • Three to five years of experience in Lean or Lean/Sigma implementation
  • Kaizen facilitation experience, TPM knowledge and implementation experience
  • Root-cause problem solving, (FMEA, 5 Whys, etc.)
  • Business Process Design & Optimization experience, such as: S&OP, Demand Management

  • A history of effective team leadership, milestone planning and project completion successes.
  • Adept in Microsoft Office product suite and computer skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable at presenting project activities to various levels of the organization.
  • Degree in Science/Engineering (Bachelor of Science).

Additional Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Project management training preferred
  • Lean Leader training preferred

Keywords: Lydall Corporation, New England , Continuous Improvement Specialist/Lean Specialist, Other , Rochester, Northeast

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