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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Shift: 1st

Facility: Strongsville



Position Summary:

Accountable to provide training, direction and leadership for the foundational lean activities to attain cost, quality, service and safety goals.  Effectively develops clear and specific project objectives for targeted opportunities.  Partners with the entire leadership team to achieve the stated project deliverables and objectives.  Recommends resources toward the application of standard and advanced approaches and technologies to significantly improve processes and / or systems.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development and implementation of foundational lean methods to improve the results of the manufacturing operations.
  • Lead the implementation of Foundational lean Methods through the use of the continuous improvement toolbox. (Project Management, Lean, Discipline Problems Solving, etc.)
  • Develop and implement process improvements and standard work to enable high quality and efficiency at the total lowest cost to Swagelok.  This includes:
  • Work closely with manufacturing to improve foundational lean management.
  • Work closely with associates to improve their competency regarding foundational lean techniques.
  • Improve the processes and systems used to manage foundational lean. 
  • Assist in the development of key metrics for foundational lean focused on improving quality and OEE on the shop floor.
  • Participate in a Community of Practice for foundational lean efforts.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:


Education: 4-year degree in a technical or business discipline, or a significant amount relevant work experience. 


Experience:  7+ years of experience in supervision and/or management in a manufacturing or technical environment is required. 5+ years of experience leading large departmental or mid-size corporate projects.  Thorough understanding of broad business and manufacturing practices is strongly. Thorough understanding and application of lean principles including OEE/CEDAC, Kaizen, TPM, Value stream Mapping, and Visual Factory.  Advanced implementation of problem solving techniques.


Applies experience and knowledge at an organizational level.  Demonstrates the ability to complete major and complex projects.  Advanced problem solving and significant decision making abilities to get to the root of the process requirements and reduce non-value added activities.  Excellent communication, leadership, and influence skills are required.  The ability to develop effective business processes with minimal complexity. Demonstrates broad general business acumen.



Education:  Master’s level degree in engineering, business administration or equivalent


Critical Competencies:

  • Organizational Awareness
  • Influence
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Change Catalyst.
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Technical Knowledge and Functional Knowledge


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.


Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law.


Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.


This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason.


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75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

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