Hammond, IN, US, 46320

Process Improvement Coach


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As a member of the Operations team, the Process Improvement Coach will be responsible for:

  • Leading process improvement activities, drive OIP/cost saving projects utilizing lean methods
  • Implement and document Standardize processes & streamline standard work instructions
  • Coaching and coordinating activities of hourly employees for various departments as assigned
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers
  • Assign duties and take appropriate action and to effectively communicate where necessary and observations which may impact Lear’s ability to manufacture a quality product and to achieve an on-time delivery.
  • Assist lead Continuous improvement efforts and work across all departments to formulate and execution of process improvement projects.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Directly supervises hourly employees for various departments.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
  • Inspects products to verify conformance to specifications and directs setup and adjustment of machines
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists worker in solving work problems
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals
  • Maintains attendance, time and production records
  • Identify and record any problems related to the product, process and quality system
  • Initiate, recommend or provide solutions through designated channels.
  • Control further processing, delivery or installation of nonconforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • Be knowledgeable of the plant safety rules and ensure all employees perform their duties in compliance with the rules and regulations.
  • Take every reasonable precaution for the protection of the employees.
  • Hold employees accountable for their health and safety responsibilities.  Consistently and fairly enforce the safety rules and safe work procedures.
  • Provide continuous on the job instruction in safe work procedures and instruct employees in the use and care of personal protective equipment.
  • Respond to safety concerns and ensure hazards are corrected as soon as possible
  • Perform accident investigations to identify the root cause in the required time frame and track corrective actions to completion
  • Ensure the TPA receives all Fast-Fax forms following an accident within 48 hours and the Health and Safety contact person is notified
  • Encourage and actively support employee involvement in the health and safety program


Your Qualifications:

  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily & demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement inititives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to Work Well in Teams
  • Associate degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills, ability to maintain positive employment relationships and in Delivering Results & Maintain a high level of integrity


Bonus If You Have:

  •  Previous experience supervising production workers


Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago