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Senior Lean Specialist


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is a leading innovator in world-class forklift and material handling equipment and technology. As one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, we are committed to providing the customer with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to lower their total cost of ownership.



  • Deployment of Lean methodology throughout the Crown enterprise, global business processes and manufacturing operations.
  • Support the implementation of Lean initiatives that support Crown business objectives.
  • Responsible for conducting the standardized and effective development and certification of Subject Matter Experts in the application of Lean tools per Crown’s Lean deployment methodology.
  • Support continuous improvement projects with regards to project direction, progress, and effectiveness.
  • Assess the needs of manufacturing facilities and corresponding operational support functions (purchasing, logistics, and quality assurance, etc.) based on operational performance metrics and improvement implementation and sustainment behaviors.
  • Assess the needs of business processes and corporate functional areas based on performance metrics and improvement implementation and sustainment behaviors.



  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Engineering.
  • 8-15 years related experience, preferably in Lean.
  • Graduate degree preferred, but not required.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt preferred, but not required.
  • Lean methodology and implementation experience is required. 
  • Technical skills such as CAD layout, simulation, problem solving, and lean tool specific training is preferred. 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with prior experience working with teams across organizational boundaries are required. 
  • Frequent travel (6-20%)
  • Frequent overnight stays (6-20%)


Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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