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IMI Precision Engineering Lean Engineer in Saline, Michigan

IMI Precision Engineering is a global organization with a small company feel. We specialize in providing innovative engineering services, custom design and manufacturing solutions to our customers and are looking for a Lean Engineer to join our team.


The Lean Engineer is a high energy, leadership position that requires a passion for Continuous Improvement and the ability to drive change. The primary purpose of the Lean Engineer is to lead and facilitate continuous improvement in all of the facilities core processes including Materials, Engineering, Operations, Quality and Maintenance. The Lean Engineer will have dual site responsibility at our Saline and Rochester Hills facilities.


  • Establish and develop systems which reinforce and encourage data based decisions to drive value stream enhancement and continuous improvement. Works across the organization to ensure consistent approach, format, data integrity, and decision processes are deployed and in use throughout the facility.

  • Develop and implement through direct team leadership, continuous improvement initiatives resulting in productivity improvements through deployment of methodologies such as SMED, POKE-A-YOKE, KAN BAN, KAIZEN, PULL SYSTEM and others as appropriate.

  • Create/measure/maintain processes for production business unit work centers on lean principles and link it to employee’s everyday work.

  • Work with executive and corporate staff in the development of strategic plans to further the performance of the business through the utilization of Continuous Improvement methodologies and tools.

  • Act as a champion and leader in the development, implementation and sustaining of various continuous improvement projects and initiatives.

  • Will provide weekly reports and conduct periodic presentations to all Norgren levels of management.

  • Develop and facilitate improved relationships that encourage increased participation in the overall improvement process.

  • Actively develops current state Value Stream Maps and works with staff to develop and implement future state Value Stream Maps that address and reduce the 7 wastes of Lean.

  • Lead problem solving activities in manufacturing operations to quickly identify and permanently resolve quality and productivity issues.

  • Manage and develop a team of people ensuring adequate support and appropriate training is provided to advance their development within the organization.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field & 1 year of Experience of combined Continuous Improvement Implementation & Leadership.

  • Demonstrated Leadership experience in the coordinating and facilitation of successful continuous improvement teams.

  • Well versed in Lean Manufacturing techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand complex situations and collect data to establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Have advanced knowledge of the various quality systems tools and techniques (Advanced Problem Solving, APQP, etc.)

  • Possess proven project management skills.

Computers and Technology

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)

The IMI Code of Conduct

All employees are expected to represent the values and maintain the standards contained in The IMI Code of Conduct. The IMI Code of Conduct can be found at

IMI Precision Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Job ID 2019-31797

# of Openings 1

Category Engineering

Platform IMI Precision Engineering