Lean Specialist 2


Celina, OH, US, 45822

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.



  • Lead improvements to operations through manufacturing engineering analysis of existing operations compared to future requirements based on capacity, cost reduction, safety and/or risk avoidance opportunities.
  • Manage continuous improvement team to perform work analysis studies and execute value stream improvements.
  • Work in conjunction with area leaders to develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives based on performance- based metrics and strategy deployment.
  • Facilitate lean events (value stream mapping, continuous improvement activities, etc.) and lead improvement projects involving cross-functional teams.
  • Develop and mentor Manufacturing Engineers, Process Technicians, and area leadership in lean manufacturing principles.
  • Review production flow problems as they are identified and implement solutions. 
  • Develop, implement, and update documentation and training. 
  • Contribute to initiatives of plant functions such as safety, quality, environment, production control, etc., to improve operations.
  • This position reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager.




  • Four-year technical degree, preferably in engineering, with 5 years relevant experience; a 2-year technical degree, preferably in engineering, with 10 years of relevant experience; or no degree with 15 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Strong knowledge of Operational Excellence methodologies such as Continuous Improvement Events, Value Stream Mapping, TPM, and 5S.
  • Excellent leadership and coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills to facilitate discussions with a wide variety of personnel at various levels of the organization.
  • Ability to support multiple projects at once.
  • Must have valid driving privileges
  • Occasional travel (0-5%)
  • Occasional overnight stays (0-5%)


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 Parental Leave, 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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