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1_Lean Leader

Date: May 24, 2019


Company: Swagelok Company

Job Title: Lean Leader

Shift: 1st

Facility: Solon Main Plant 

Position Summary:

As a key member of the lean enterprise team, this position is responsible for leading strategically aligned, organizational-level change while training and mentoring Lean Subject Matter Experts responsible for leading value-added departmental and local change.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Participate in the development, deployment, and use of the Swagelok Continuous Improvement System including all lean, variation reduction, project management, and change catalyst tools.
  • Participate in the assessment, prioritization, and selection of improvement projects.
  • Lead large breakthrough and/or medium size improvement projects according to the appropriate methodology.
  • Create program / project contracts.
  • Create the project value measurement (PVM) contract where applicable.
  • Participate in the selection and development of project resources.
  • Develop timelines and track progress.
  • Estimate, track, and maintain budgets.
  • Assure the realization of all project deliverables.
  • Ensures that all company and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Coordinate corporate level phase reviews.
  • Transition project and project value measurement to the line of business.
  • Train and mentor Lean Subject Matter Experts in the application of the Swagelok Continuous Improvement System on medium size and incremental improvement projects.
  • Participate in the selection and development of Lean Subject Matter Experts.
  • Train Lean Subject Matter Experts on the appropriate methodologies in the Swagelok Continuous Improvement System.
  • Mentor Lean Subject Matter Experts as they lead medium size and incremental improvement projects.
  • Evaluate Lean Subject Matter Experts understanding and application of the Swagelok Continuous Improvement System and report back to their Supervisor


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:



Education: BS degree in technical discipline or equivalent experience.  Appropriate continuous education

Experience: 5+ years of experience in a technical field. Proven abilities in leadership including evaluating, encouraging, motivating, disciplining, regarding others


Skills/Knowledge: Use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines.  Recognized as a leader within the organization. Demonstrates the ability to complete major and complex projectsAdvanced problem solving and significant decision making abilitiesStrong project management/product development skills. Excellent oral and written communicationExcellent computer and typical office software skills



Education: Engineering degree.  Master’s degree or equivalent


Critical Competencies:


  • Self-Awareness: Emotional Self-Awareness, Emotional Self-Control
  • Self-management: Self Confidence, Adaptability, Achievement
  • Social Awareness: Empathy, Organizational Awareness, Service
  • Relationship Awareness: Influence, Developing Others, Change Catalyst, Teamwork and Collaboration


Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland