Continuous Improvement/Lean Coordinator

  • Fleetwood Metal Industries
  • 21 Clearview Dr, Tillsonburg, ON, Canada
  • Sep 28, 2019
Any Engineering

Job Description

Fleetwood Metal Industries has an exciting opportunity in our Tillsonburg Facility!  
Since its inception in 1938, Fleetwood Metal Industries has continued to evolve to meet and exceed the technological trends.  Fleetwood's capabilities focus on state-of-the art metal stamping and welding technologies, controlled by highly trained operator.
Fleetwood houses over 40 presses that range from 250 to 2,000 tons for blanking, forming and drawing. Our advanced robotic mig and spot welding capabilities ensure the kind of quality that exceeds industry standards.  Our advancement in forming simulation and CATIA design is moving Fleetwood to the forefront of high strength material part production.
The bottom line is superb quality - the kind of quality that has earned Fleetwood ratings far better than the industry norms.


To manage and assist in the process improvement program. The person in this position is responsible for implementing and managing the plant’s Lean continuous improvement program, including the deployment of training and other duties that will enhance organizational efficiency and support a culture of continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. 
  • Support the continuous improvement process
  • Design seminars and workshops
  • Teach and use the traditional problem-solving skills including:  brainstorming, cause and effect diagrams, Pareto analysis, 5 Whys, 5 S housekeeping, P-D-C-A problem solving, and related topics
  • Conduct value stream maps/workflow analysis, one-piece flow production, workplace organization and setup reduction.
  • Apply statistical process control concepts
  • Lead Kaizen events, train and guide members working on lean processes.
  • Execute specific lean production projects, facilitating teams and task forces
  • Develop, lead and manage multiple projects, utilizing common project management methodologies.
  • Provide strong follow-up, organization and prioritization skills
  • Identify areas of process improvement opportunities
  • A key role in the development of a Lean culture throughout the Company.
  • Comply with all safety procedures as required by the Health & Safety Act and/or Company practices or procedures including but not limited to the wearing of all PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as specified by the Act or designated by the Company.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Post Secondary education from a college or university in engineering, business, administration or related field.
  • Experience with Lean Methodology, Lean/Six Sigma certification preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Proven experience with managing large, complex projects
  • Must be able to climb, crawl, crouch/squat, reach sit and stand for periods of time.
  • Proven communication and excellent written skills
  • Proven skills in Team building, group dynamics, and process facilitation
  • Able to create Seminar and workshop design and implementation
  • Able to perform workflow analysis and related industrial engineering techniques
  • Proven skills to create statistical process control
  • Must possess a variety of coaching techniques
  • Productivity analysis
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees
Fleetwood Metal Industries offers a competitive compensation package with a comprehensive, flexible group benefits program.
Qualified candidates may apply to: Please include position title in e-mail subject line. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Fleetwood Metal Industries is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.