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Outstanding Career Opportunity
in Troy Alabama!

Lean Six Sigma Project Engineer

Kimber Mfg., Inc. a rapidly growing and leading manufacturer of fine sporting firearms with locations in AL, NY, NJ, and MT has an immediate opening for an experienced Lean Six Sigma Project Engineer located in our new expansion site in Troy, Alabama. In this role you will be responsible for developing a Factory Master Plan (FMP) roadmap aligned to the 1 - 5-year business plan designed to achieve Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost Objectives using lean tools, techniques and methods. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification required.

  • Coordinate, collect and analyze data to develop the statistical problem and goal statements geared to deliver on annual Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost (S, Q, D, C) objectives.
  • Convene and lead/facilitate continuous improvement project teams motived to execute Kaizen / Rapid Improvement Events in collaboration with value stream leaders and employees to jointly deliver on S, Q, D, C objectives.
  • Convene and lead Factory Master Plan Project Team to develop an integrated plan to drive synchronization into our manufacturing processes, improve material flow and deliver on short- and long-term S, Q, D, C objectives.
  • Provide frequent updates in an effective and efficient manner through formal and informal presentation skills techniques to employees and leaders.
  • Ensure change management objectives are met while all employees pertinent to the project are informed, engaged and committed to delivering on project deliverables/objectives.
  • Develop, identify and share best manufacturing / lean practices, methods and ideas with all pertinent value streams leaders, as well as coach and mentor peers and leadership in lean sigma methods.
  • Provide Factory Master Plan (FMP) leadership, counsel, and understanding of current and advanced lean techniques to drive business results as it relates to the overall operation.
  • Develop FMP options in collaboration with factory leadership to improve current state capabilities and position the organization closure to the future state plan.
  • Develop and lead annual business planning (goal deployment) activities with Senior Leadership to chart the 1 to 3-year plan to drive S, Q, D, C and enhanced growth ambitions through new product introductions.
  • Interpret customer needs and requirements, translate concepts into best practices, identify Assembly and Finishing process improvement opportunities, and quantify results and trends.
  • The successful candidate will possess at least 5-10 years of manufacturing experience incorporating Industrial Engineering and Lean Methodologies in high volume manufacturing processes.
  • 5-10 years of manufacturing experience in durable goods industries in roles that directly affected manufacturing results (Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost).
  • Experience in factory planning, rationalization, materials management/flow is required.
  • Certified Black Belt through ASQ or equivalent certification.
  • Advanced factory master planning and goal deployment experience in which the candidate has led medium to large FMP projects to rationalize factories and lead annual business planning activities.
Educational Requirements:
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent field.
  • Preferred: Master's degree.

Kimber offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, 401k Savings Plan, and paid time off.

To Apply:

If you're ready to embark on an exciting career as a Lean Six Sigma Project Engineer with Kimber Mfg., Inc. in Troy, AL, please send your resume in Word format, along with a cover letter and your salary requirements to:
IMPORTANT: Include your full name and the position you are applying for on
the subject line of your email. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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