Lean Engineering Manager

Website Johnson Controls

Lean Engineering Manager Job Highlights

Title Lean Engineering Manager
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Engineering/Information Technology
Location Geneva, AL, United States
Company Johnson Controls

Company Profile

Johnson Controls transforms the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, it drives the outcomes that matter most. The company is dedicated to protecting the environment, delivers promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers, and manufacturing.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Lean Engineering Manager who will be responsible for the overall development and administration of the plant Lean/CI, Engineering and tooling, and maintenance departments.

The primary responsibilities will be to establish and review process controls, emphasize continuous improvement, waste reduction, review inspection techniques, and measurement systems, establish plant quality and advanced project goals, along with the individual employee goals.

The position will work with technical personnel to obtain capital needs, launch strategy, project timing, process flows, manage labor and machine standards.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering from a college or university.

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have an equivalent combination of education and experience in process/manufacturing engineering fundamentals.


  • Authorizes Engineering Change Notices (ECN’s), process alerts, expense accounts, purchase orders, equipment spare parts inventory, and personnel training requests.
  • Communicate department goals and objectives, evaluate staff performance, coach and develop staff.
  • Define, manage, measure, and report relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Develops short- and long-term strategy to support customer requirements
  • Ensures final output of machine designs are functional, cost-effective, and meet customer requirements.
  • Implement approved department budget and monitor expenses to ensure they fall within budgets, analyze out-of-budget expenses, and ensure they are offset in other areas of the project unless fully justified.
  • Lead by example.
  • Lead lean manufacturing and continuous improvement activities.
  • Maintain and expand the company’s welding procedures, process, inspection, and certification requirements to standards.
  • Manage safety as an equal to other key functions, conduct evaluations.
  • Monitor utility costs and institutes methods for conservation.
  • Review engineering releases for completeness and accuracy, documenting engineering errors and omissions through engineering change requests.
  • Submit and justify all working capital requirements
  • Supports the statistical process control (SPC) program.
  • Track program open items list and Cost Savings
  • Understand the business environment and work closely with other departments to efficiently drive team progress, and to ensure that projects align with strategic and tactical objectives.
  • Understand the business environment and work closely with other departments to efficiently drive team progress, and to ensure that projects align with strategic and tactical objectives.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to fully support sales activities for technical solutions in the Metals Industry
  • Ability to lead a team and work jointly across departments
  • Ability to negotiate with contractors for facilities/buildings maintenance
  • Able to Work in both office and manufacturing environments
  • Advanced knowledge of technical solutions for the Metals Industry
  • Analytical skills and ability to interpret data
  • Computer-assisted programming
  • Decision making, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Fabrication and welding
  • Green or Black Belt Certified Highly Preferred
  • Lean Manufacturing Expert
  • Mechanical assembly
  • Mechanical design fundamentals (CAD, SolidWorks preferred)
  • Metal cutting tools
  • Quality processes (six sigma preferred)
  • Safety standards
  • Written and verbal communication skills


  • 401(k) savings plan and company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life insurance
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance/health spending
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Voluntary benefits: ID Theft; Critical Illness, Pet Insurance, Legal Support
  • Wellness Program

Employer’s Statement

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this job please visit johnsoncontrols.referrals.selectminds.com.

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