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Valmont Industries, Inc. Lean Coordinator in El Dorado, Kansas

955 North Haverhill Rd El Dorado Kansas 67042-4806

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Lean Coordinator is an individual contributor responsible for providing on-going assistance to Lean teams and leaders in the form of coaching, training, data management and analysis, helping with project justifications, as well as acting as a liaison between team leaders, support groups, management and other functional areas. This position identifies and communicates obstacles that may affect team performance. This position prepares and presents updates as required, performs training on lean processes and methodology, and assists other teams and team leaders as required. The majority of this position’s time is spent in interaction with others; identifying and analyzing opportunities for improvement and waste reduction. The incumbent needs to have proven capabilities and past accomplishments of improving jobs through the utilization of Lean tools.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate and coach Lean events, coordinate Lean activities, including acting as a liaison between teams, support groups, management, and other functional areas, removing obstacles that may affect team performance, and assisting other teams and Lean Technicians as required

  • Calculate and maintain Lean-related measures, maintain records, maintain visual boards, and communicate data to relevant personnel

  • Prepare and deliver updates to the Global Lean Manager

  • Provides Lean training as necessary

  • This position reports into the El Dorado, KS Operations Manager

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Organization of meetings and tours for visitors

  • Judgment and decision making skills while comparing relative cost and benefit potential

  • Deductive reasoning ability to formulate answers to specific questions that make sense

  • Help identify employee training needs

  • Collaborate with a group to reach consensus

  • Effective communication with all levels of the workforce and management

  • The ability to motivate, develop and direct people without having authority over them

  • Strong leadership, problem solving, planning skills and attention to detail with accuracy

  • Schedule daily workload without supervision or direction

  • Work quickly and efficiently with employees as well as suppliers and vendors

  • The ability to organize and manage multiple, simultaneous priorities and meet aggressive deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge of the material, costs, techniques and processes used within the manufacturing industry

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Bachelors in relevant field or Associates Degree with 3+ years of experience or 5+ years of relevant experience

  • A demonstrated understanding of Lean principles and methodology

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • The ability to speak in front of a group of co-workers or visitors

  • The ability to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the plant

  • Ability to travel up to 5% on an annual basis

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma belt designation

  • Proven facilitation/coaching skills of Improvement events, Standard Work events, SMED events, Root cause problem solving, manufacturing and administrative value stream improvement projects

  • A solid understanding of Center of Lean Excellence criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment to learning through Lean readings and available training and educational opportunities

  • Lean Certification

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is performed in both an office and factory setting, with up to 50% of the time being spent moving around different areas of manufacturing and shipping areas. The incumbent is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. This position will be exposed to all hazards located at manufacturing sites including noise, fumes, excessive heat/cold, dust, welding arc, all chemicals associated with the manufacturing areas, smoke and confined spaces. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. Travel as needed less than 5-10%. This position will support multiple shift operations.

The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds in working with large files, binders, and boxes of paper. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

Valmont Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.

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