Quanex Building Products 5s/Lean Associate in St. Cloud, Minnesota
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Lead and coordinate assigned project activities with direction and input from the Plant Manager and staff group.
Design and build visual boards to include hr by hr boards, tier boards and accountability boards.
Apply painted or taped shadow lines.
Assist in developing and managing Kanban system.
Report status and problem areas to facilitate corrective actions when needed.
Work from demonstration, instructions or prints.
Work on safety related tasks as assigned.
Develop, implement, audit and assist with 5S systems in assigned areas.
Perform 5S activities - Clean and paint equipment. Create shadow boards. Paint department layouts. Label processes and equipment.
Assist in developing standard work
Assist the shop floor in creating a workplace that is clearly organized and clutter free.
Recognize and eliminate waste in production area, take active role in continuous improvement culture (lean).
Maintain equipment and work area in neat, orderly condition in accordance with standard work and 5S criteria.
Communicate with all levels of the organization, working in multiple departments in manufacturing as needed.
Knowledge of the manufacturing principles of lean and 5S.
Skill to use basic machines and hand tools such as saws, hand drills, punches, presses, nail/staple guns.
Experience with decimal tape measures, calipers, micrometers, comparators, gages, fixtures and other quality equipment to maintain control of process.
Computer skills in Microsoft office products required.
Basic mechanic skills, familiar with hand tools and has basic carpentry skills.
Fabrication: Basic skills to fabricate carts, stands, pallets, etc.