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Swagelok Lean Leader-Strongsville, OH

Date: Jan 16, 2021

Location: Strongsville, OH, US, 44149

Company: Swagelok Company

Shift: 1st

Facility: Strongsville

Req ID: 3605

Career track opportunity. High degree of influence and sharing of best practices within manufacturing leadership team and shop floor associates.


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 projects.  Advanced problem solving and significant decision making abilities.  Strong project management/product development skills. Excellent oral and written communication.  Excellent 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. 


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland