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Continuous Improvement Specialist - New Berlin, WI

Company: Hubbell Incorporated
Location: New Berlin
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Construction & Energy (HCE) focuses on products to support four business segments: Connectors, Grounding & Tooling, Gas Connectors & Accessories, Harsh & Hazardous, and Distribution. With markets in renewable energy, lighting, transportation, data center, telecom, utility, extreme environment, gas and water distribution, power generation and oil & gas, we guarantee that our products set the standards for industry solutions. Our success not only depends on our value proposition, but on the strength, knowledge and expertise of our employees.
Brand Overview
Posting Address
16875 W. Ryerson Rd

New Berlin, WI 53151

Position Overview
The Continuous Improvement Specialist will drive the continuous improvement initiatives and programs through the plant by leveraging others as well as completing tasks firsthand.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives and training throughout the facility using Lean Manufacturing methodology
  • Lead plant through annual Lean system audits and establish vision and roadmap for long term improvements
  • Document current best methods of fabrication and assembly operations with Standard Work documents
  • Work with the Production team to review and continually improve standardized processes and methods
  • Develop visual management tools and systems to improve productivity, ensure material availability (kanban) and reduce errors
  • Drive the productivity improvement plan to increase efficiency and reduce labor
  • Develop and/or select tooling, workbenches, equipment, and conveyance mthods that improve motion economy, safety, and ergonomics
  • Assist in the analysis, inspection, design, test, and/or integration to assure the quality of the assign product or component
  • Work the with Production team on new approaches to improve the safety, quality, delivery, and cost effectivness of the processes and systems
  • Communicate significant issues or developments identified during standard work studies and provides recommended process improvement to production leadership
  • Prepare reports to communicate involvement and results of continuous improvement activities
  • Train associates on Lean methodology to drive engagement at all levels of the facility

    Skills and Experience

    • Self-starter who is results oriented and exhibits responsibility, time management, and organizational skills
    • Solid analytical skills, strong presence and the ability to communicate effectively
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills to interact well with associates being studied and participating in developing improvements in their areas
    • Ability to observe a process and break it down accurately into constituent steps
    • Able influence change through multiple levels of the facility
    • Knowledge of Lean/Toyota Production System required
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required
    • Any certification in Lean or Operational Excellence
    • SAP knowledge preferred
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred

      Bachelors DegreeRelevant Industries

      Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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