Sleep Number Continuous Improvement Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Sleep Number's Salt Lake City, UT manufacturing facility is seeking a highly effective Lean Continuous Improvement Coordinator to support the Plant operations through the Plant Lean Manager by delivering cross-functional improvements to business processes and production performance pertaining to safety, quality, cost, and delivery. This is a key role in the leadership, continuous improvement, and project management areas of the organization. This position will be a contributor and driver of the Sleep Number Production System. Additional lean specialist responsibilities include: developing, improving or adding capacity to processes and equipment used in the manufacturing of Select Comfort products.
Hands on support of the Sleep Number Production System through participation in Kaizen and 3P events, Lean projects, problem solving teams, and Lean training.
Lead small team Lean events (level 2 & 3 Kaizens) and Lean improvement projects and initiatives.
Participate in Lean project planning, Value Stream Mapping, and plant layout changes.
Coach Department Managers, Team Managers, and Operation Employees in the use of Lean tools.
Work with the Plant Lean Manager to establish project goals that tie directly to the plant’s business plan.
5 plus years of manufacturing experience including process improvement and integration of machinery, people and processes.
Highly Preferred: Experience with process efficiency (Six Sigma), performance management (management tools, dashboard, tier meetings, etc.), client orientation (voice of the customer approach), mindset and behavior (change management/ acceleration techniques).
Preferred: Six Sigma Green Belt training or certification
Experience identifying and recommending solutions for employee safety and product or process quality.
Clear communication, including effective writing skills and interpersonal skills a must.
Demonstrated self-directed and small team leadership capabilities. Experience in leading group meetings, with personnel from differing backgrounds and experience levels.
Effective time management skills to drive completion.
Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, etc.)
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Preferred: Associate Degree in Engineering or 2+ Years into Engineering Degree (Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, or similar)2+ Years into Engineering Degree preferred (Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, or similar)
Ability to work in a manufacturing environment – light textile assembly, electronics assembly, and warehousing including forklifts and other material handling equipment.
Safety glasses required on manufacturing floor. Other PPE (e.g. hearing protection) only required on an as-needed basis.
This role will be provided office space and use of computer to perform duties, but will be required to balance time between office and manufacturing floor, as necessary.
May have access to, and be required to use, small hand tools and equipment.
Ability to work off- shifts and weekends as required to support post event/ project sustainment.Ability to occasionally travel for up to 5 working days at a time, to accommodate business needs.
Req. #: 2018-17428
External Company Name: Select Comfort Corporation
External Company URL: www.sleepnumber.com