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Crown Equipment Corporation Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Lean/Continuous Improvement in New Castle, Indiana

Career Opportunities: Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Lean/Continuous Improvement (62788)

Job Requisition Number 62788 - Posted 09/11/2020 - Indiana - New Castle - Engineering & Design - 1st

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Company Description:

Crown Equipment Corporation is a leading innovator in world-class forklift and material handling equipment and technology. As one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, we are committed to providing the customer with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to lower their total cost of ownership.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead or support the implementation of improved manufacturing processes using Lean methodology and tools.

  • Lead or support improvement teams via kaizen events and/or projects to develop the new improved business process, support and/or prepare the applicable justification, and implement the improvement.

  • Demonstrate cross-functional project management skills by involving other business functional groups as required during the development and implementation of the project.

  • Transfer all applicable Lean tools as required for each improvement project.

  • Help develop the ongoing improvement efforts that will become a part of the operational culture after a successful Lean implementation.

  • Assist in building team skills during the Lean implementation process.

  • Involve all necessary functions in developing solutions and implementing them for the betterment of the company.

  • Assign tasks to team members that will improve the process as well as develop them professionally.

  • Contribute to short term and long term plans that drive to operational improvement.

  • Support manufacturing initiatives on practices that require consistency across operations.

  • Facilitate training of lean tools and principles.


  • Two-year degree plus 8-15 years' relevant experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Working experience with the following: Kaizen (Continuous Improvement), Value Stream Mapping, 5S, set-up reduction, standard work/work instructions, material flow, leader standard work, recognition systems, Total Production Maintenance, Process Mapping, Plan for Every Part, etc.

  • Technical skills and training such as CAD layout, simulation, problem solving, training and Google Sketch-up are desired.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required.

  • Prior experience working within a team environment is desired.

Work Authorization:

Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.

Compensation and Benefits:

Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

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