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IMI Precision Engineering Lean Leader in University Park, Illinois

Bimba, part of IMI Precision Engineering, is a forward-thinking innovator providing industry-leading pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions that are easy to use, reliable and ready for all engineering solutions. We are a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential, we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers’ equipment. As a business we aim to understand our customers’ challenges. We then connect our products, people and expertise in order to deliver exceptional service and solutions. We call this Engineering GREAT, and we deliver it to customers through a world-class portfolio of high performance products, through close partnerships and problem-solving, and through a global network of support which ensures reliable local delivery, all over the world. Bimba is headquartered 30 miles south of Chicago, IL. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with Company Match and Flexible Spending Accounts.


We are looking for a world class LEAN LEADER to join our team in University Park, IL. This is a high energy, leadership position that requires a passion for Continuous Improvement and the ability to drive change. The Lean Leader shall provide training, facilitate and lead the implementation of the lean transformation through the utilization of strategy deployment, kaizens and total associate engagement. Key responsibilities are to identify and implement continuous improvement activities to reduce cost, improve quality/productivity and standardize processes across the business.


We require:

  • Well versed knowledge of lean manufacturing, Toyota Production Systems and synchronous flow manufacturing.

  • Participation in a minimum of 20 kaizen activities and leader/facilitator of at least 10 kaizen teams

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field and 5+ years of combined continuous improvement implementation and operations leadership experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience with coordinating and facilitating successful continuous improvement teams.

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

  • Trained and skilled in the use of all critical lean tools; 5S, Standard Work, SMED, TPM, Material Flow & Pull Systems, Strategy Deployment and Visual Management

  • Knowledge and understanding of Employee Involvement and Team Development skills

  • Flexibility to adjust work hours and travel to meet manufacturing schedule requirements.

  • Possess proven project management skills.

  • Must maintain high ethical standards to support a professional business code of conduct

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/initiatives within budget limits and time constraints.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong influence skills

  • Highly self-motivated/driven

  • Excellent listener

  • Flexible

  • Results oriented

  • Extensive knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical software.

We are an EEO Employer.

Job ID 2019-31827

# of Openings 1

Category Manufacturing/Production

Platform IMI Precision Engineering