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Continuous Improvement Coordinator

Location: Multimatic Ride Dynamics, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Posted: July 4th, 2024

Position Overview:

Multimatic Ride Dynamics (MRD) is one of the newest of Multimatic’s North American divisions. Multimatic Ride Dynamics is looking for a Continuous Improvement Coordinator who will ensure standardized Kaizen processes and systems are implemented across the division as well as being the champion for Kaizen KPIs and reporting.

Plant Location: Multimatic Ride Dynamics - 1100 Stackhouse Road, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 8E4, Canada

Duties and 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 General Manager.
  • 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).
  • Track and report out Kaizen related training to Human Resources.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate Kaizen related training including all related resources, reservation rooms and employees, ordering meals, and any related material.
  • 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 departmental and general procedures where applicable.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the General Manager and/or Department Manager.
  • Abide by all company safety rules, responsibilities, policies, and procedures including the legislative requirements of the OHSA.
  • Work in compliance and conform to IATF16949 and ISO14001 standards.

Education and Experience:

  • 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.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a friendly work environment. Learn more about us at www.multimatic.com.

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. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request during the recruitment, assessment, selection and placement process.

Multimatic is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing date for applications is July 31st 2024

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.