Lean Process Engineer

Clopay Building Products is North America's largest residential garage door manufacturer. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service as well as unsurpassed quality and innovative products. Our employees are the cornerstone of our success and we are looking for dynamic individuals to join our team.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Lean Process Engineer in our Troy, Ohio location.

In this position, the successful candidate will perform the following job responsibilities:

Manage lean events/workshops identified through Value Stream Maps.

Facilitate, document and audit Kaizen Events from the preparation through sustainment.

Provide facility wide training as required to maintain a culture of continuous improvement with emphasis on visual controls and 5S.

Act as the coordinator to functional teams in their efforts to identify & execute continuous improvement across their Value Stream.

Work with area leaders for all Continuous Improvement activities to ensure that processes are measured, monitored and controlled through Standard work.

Manage Action Plans and escalate issues in a timely manner.

Introduces Lean Manufacturing concepts to manufacturing facility and helps the management ream with implementation.

Conduct value stream mapping exercises to define processes; work with the team to implement or improve the use of LEAN tools, 5S, Six SIGMA, etc.

Helps develop employee's lean skills through effective coaching, teaching, mentoring and simulated work environment training.

Conduct observations and analyze data including downtime, cycle time, material waste, etc. in order to bring recommendations for improvement opportunities to the team.

Tracks, communicates and shares all levels of results and lessons learned - ensures successes are published and communicated to all employees.

Tracks performance, metrics and drives the benefits of continuous improvement. Ensures results are sustainable.

Facilitate and lead team activities and rapid improvement events as required.

Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices while helping drive a zero harm culture.


The successful candidate will meet the following minimum requirements:

Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering discipline.

Minimum of two years' experience in Continuous Improvement both as a team leader and facilitator.

Proven experience with 5S and heavily lean environment.

Project management skills.

Proven experience with Lean Six Sigma to drive business results.

Able to facilitate groups - Meetings/Trainings/Workshop setting.

Comfortable generating presentations and templates using Excel, Visio, PowerPoint.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Able to discuss differences openly and influence others.

Ability to organize time in order to successfully manage multiple projects and priorities.

Effective inter-personal relation skills, while maintaining the adaptability to achieve company goals.

Ability to verbally express ideas and facts in a clear, logical, concise and in acceptable grammatical style.

Green belt required.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits including tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, sick and vacation time as well as a matching 401(k) savings plan.

Please visit our website at careers.clopay.com to learn more about our company. An Equal Opportunity Employer, providing a drug-free work environment.

EOE. Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. We welcome applications from Veterans and the Disabled.

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