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Redditch, GB

Continuous Improvement Engineer

About LEAR:

Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 39 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear serves every major automaker in the world.


At Kronach, the Lear Corporation specializes in the development of automotive electronics. The strategically supported products at this location include gateway and connectivity modules allowing the various BUS systems in cars to connect to the internet, to infrastructure and to the occupants by cutting edge 5G technology, WiFi, Bluteooth, GNSS and V2X.
Lear Corporation is at the forefront in driving the automotive sectors technological evolution in shifting from the conventional to the connected car; at the heart of this evolution are our gateway and connectivity product lines which will act as central hubs for internal and external communications within the next generation of vehicles.  In line with Lear’s business product line and road mapping strategy we are looking to hire talent into our systems and software engineering teams to drive the development of these reference platforms. This increased capability will contribute significantly to Lear to achieve its’ long-range plan for sales and profitable growth within the product line.
Position Overview:


We are looking for a CI (Continuous Improvement) Engineer to join is in our busy Redditch JIT facility. This person will work in a world class manufacturing facility to ensure we a continuously improving the way we work.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Value Stream Analysis (current and future state Value Stream mapping)
  • Collaborate with plant department representatives to assess the current state of the Plant’s operations, develop future state vision and implementation plan
  • Drive multifunctional teams
  • Assist in locating Best-in-Class Operations processes, and then facilitate them into the Plant.
  • Support other C.I initiatives, including best practice implementation, when striving to improve Business Metrics.
  • Deliver Lear training modules.
  • Identify and drive to implement model Lean lines/cells, and then extend to whole plant.
  • Assist in the fathering of Lear Assessment data.  Collaborate with the Manufacturing Improvement Leader to improve Lean –metrics.
  • Using standard tracking and reporting systems, will prepare detailed plans, drive project performance and assure timely completion and achievement of product/process quality and saving goals.
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop a plant C.I. roadmap, bridging business metrics gaps with either, 1) Just Do It improvements, 2) Six Sigma projects, or 3) Lean Implementation projects.
  • Identifies barriers to project success and solicits help from champions when needed.
  • Assist the plant department representatives in any strategic initiatives that will help in compliance to standards, implementing new systems, and designing creative solutions that will help in compliance to standards, implementing new systems and designing creative solutions that will continuously improve the plant.
  • Facilitate cross-functional expert team to drive breakthrough or Best-In-Class performance in People, Quality, Material Flow or Cost.
  • Accountability to impact on operational cost.
  • All other tasks as assigned.

Any other duties and when necessary to meet the varying demands of the business and satisfy the customers’ needs.