Lean Coordinator

R&D Center of Excellence · Burnaby, British Columbia
Department R&D Center of Excellence
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time

Who are we?

Svante is a rapidly growing clean energy technology company making commercial-scale carbon capture and removal a reality and enabling global industries to play offense in the fight against climate change that will accelerate the global transition to a lower-carbon economy. The growing success of our company is owed to our commitment to our people, our emphasis on our values, and our innovative technology. Passion is put into what we do every day.


The role: Lean Coordinator


Who are you?


Svante is a rapidly growing clean energy technology company making commercial-scale carbon capture and removal a reality and enabling global industries to play offence in the fight against climate change.


R&D in Svante is focusing on research efforts, development of the technology, sharing knowledge, and directly influencing downstream product development; that needs to perform different types of projects.


Lean Coordinator will work under the R&D Program Manager to improve the R&D environment into a world-class lean environment. The LC will do so by applying Lean principles to improve processes & work cells. In doing so, the LC will demonstrate "what good looks like." While on this journey to excellence, the LC will reinforce other staff to develop the culture & skillsets associated with process engineering, Lean and continuous improvement.


This will take a commitment to be hands-on, participate in, and encourage engagement in continuous improvement activities. The LC will develop and champion the Kaizen Continuous Improvement program, which will be a metric of staff engagement. The LC will also champion the preparing the Kanban system.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Systematically improve R&D processes under the guidance of the Program Manager.
  • Working on process activities at the R&D that include fixture design, Poke Yoke, line mapping, process layouts, value stream mapping, and Lean implementations.
  • Recommend and reinforce to implement changes to process procedures and modifications to improve the safety, efficiency, & yield of the R&D processes.
  • Mentor and collaborate with the R&D employees on Lean tools/principles and implementation of improvements.
  • Lead exercises on Lean concepts such as:
    • The 8 wastes
    • 5s
    • One-Piece-Flow exercises
    • Value-added / non-value-added activity
  • Mentor staff on 5s in their environment.
  • Perform 5s audits that gently nudge staff towards improvement.
  • Working and assisting with red-tagging events.
  • Sustain lean knowledge with toolbox/production meetings.
  • Lead Kaizen Continuous Improvement program.
  • Promote participation in the culture of Kaizen.
  • Track approval, implementation, and ROI of Kaizen ideas.
  • Co-Design & implement Kanban systems with Supply Chain.
  • Train staff to empower them to Kanban both internal and external material.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Partner with the R&D Program manager to champion safety activities.

 

Key Qualifications:

  • Experience: 3+ years of experience.
  • Education: Bachelors or greater education in an engineering discipline, or equivalent years of experience.
  • Excellent practiced knowledge of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Project management skills.
  • Being able to show evidence of playing a key role in the success of 5S / Lean implementation is paramount.
  • Being able to demonstrate successful improvement against key R&D metrics is highly desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills; ability to work with people of varied technical backgrounds and at all management levels.
  • Being able to demonstrate a trend of cascading & transferring these skills & knowledge to team members as part of building a team of world-class excellence.
  • Observes health & safety and security procedures and demonstrates safety-based behaviour culture.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must naturally espouse Svante values and believe in our Goals and Objectives.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Svante is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. All Svante employees share in the responsibility for assuring that, by our personal actions, the policies are effective. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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  • Location
    Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Department
    R&D Center of Excellence
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-Time