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Continuous Improvement Coordinator

Location: Multimatic Manufacturing, Concord, Ontario, Canada

Posted: July 23rd, 2020

Position Overview:

Multimatic Manufacturing is the original production facility of Multimatic Inc. and a leading supplier of hinges, door checks and innovative user-convenience products (such as Multimatic’s StepGate™ or BoxSideStep™) to the North American automotive industry. Multimatic Mfg. uses flexible production systems that allow rapid product changeovers, helping drive manufacturing efficiency.

Multimatic Mfg. is seeking an individual that will ensure standardized Kaizen processes and systems are implemented across the division as well as being the champion for Kaizen KPIs and reporting.

Plant Address:

Multimatic Manufacturing
301 Jacob Keffer Parkway
Concord, ON L4K 4V6

Key Responsibilities :

  • Define objectives, goals and milestones, with General Manager.
  • Coordinate the deployment strategy, planning and implementation processes.
  • Train cross-functional teams on required Kaizen knowledge, tools and practices.
  • Support both office and shop floor teams (coaching, mentoring, and guidance).
  • Involve all employees in the manufacturing business system utilizing Lean Manufacturing methods and process improvement strategies through alignment with global leadership.
  • Track implementation activities and identify process deviations/roadblocks. Coordinate and propose identification of alternatives and solutions to plant teams and senior leadership.
  • Drive and support process reviews and improvement potentials, reporting status to plant teams and senior leadership.
  • Work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Performs internal Kaizen practice audits for the GM
  • Monitors Kaizen continuous improvement projects (implemented by division managers and employees)
  • Assurance of minimum Kaizen training requirements in the division (including the onboarding of new employees)
  • Best practicing sharing
  • Report out on Kaizen KPIs
  • Adopt and practice Kaizen Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts.
  • Lead Kaizen and GEAR activities.
  • Coordinates the training processes, planning and resourcing, ensuring acquaintance with lean knowledge requirements.
  • Coordinates the approval, with General Manager, of new lay-outs and/or other organizational critical changes (processes, facilities, procedures, resources).
  • Coordinates Kaizen tools, including GEARS program.
  • Follow all general procedures where applicable as indicated in the General Procedures section of the Level III Procedure manual.
  • Follow all Departmental General Procedures as well as procedures or process maps for this position.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Work in compliance and conform to IATF16949 and ISO14001 standards.

Basic Requirements :

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Automotive Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, or Program Management.
  • Understanding or World Class Manufacturing (WCM) strategies and tools would be an asset.
  • Good Computer skills including knowledge of MS project, Excel, Word and others.
  • Knowledge of IATF16949/ISO 14001 systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to effectively interact with cross-functional teams in a multicultural global environment.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English with excellent communication skills.

 Multimatic offers a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a friendly work environment. To apply for this career opportunity, click below on the "APPLY NOW" and send us your resume and cover letter outlining your professional experience.

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.