XALT Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of large-format lithium ion battery cells and associated modules & packs.
Utilizing its state-of-the-art production operations, proven technology and talented human capital, XALT Energy delivers practical, cost effective and well-engineered energy storage and usage solutions to its global customers in marine, commercial transportation, stationary power storage and defense industries.
Based in Midland, Michigan, XALT Energy continues to expand its knowledge and expertise to explore and evaluate next generation lithium ion battery technology and engineered solutions for current and future applications.
If you value creativity, entrepreneurship and operational excellence, we encourage you to consider XALT Energy as your career path.
Lean/ GROWTTH Manager - Battery Pack Value Stream
Director, GROTTH and Lean Systems
The Lean/GROWTTH Manager leads, guides, energizes and executes the activities to take the value stream to new and higher levels of proficiency of one-piece flow concepts. The Lean/GROWTTH Manager plans, organizes, conducts, and follow up Kaizen events which lead to the establishment of Lean Systems throughout the value stream. The Lean/GROWTTH Manager creates a sense of urgency about the GROWTTH process and its outcome.
Manages all activities for continuous improvement and performance enhancement within the value stream and in harmony with the site’s overall systems.
Create strategic LEAN transformation plans linked to the Policy Deployment. Help engage the organization from bottom up to help them understand and adapt to a continuous improvement culture.
Facilitate the planning events for new battery pack production processes and expansions
Drive follow ups. Insure key stake holders are informed of improvement plan updates and its associated communication.
Act entrepreneurially on matters related to Lean/GROWTTH (Getting Rid of Waste Through Team Harmony); lead, guide, and energize all levels of associates within and for the business.
Take the Lean/GROWTTH process to new heights. Promote Lean/GROWTTH by planning, organizing, conducting and facilitating Kaizen events; ensure that optimum results occur and continue after new processes are in place; provide follow-up, track and communicate results, analyze and report on cost savings/effectiveness of these events.
Conduct Kaizen training; facilitate Kaizen teams. Guide organization in lean systems implementation. Host outside Kaizen events and external participants. Communicate Lean/GROWTTH related information.
Continually contribute to improving training materials and techniques. Support the implementation of the Lean Admin and Six Sigma programs, activity seek out and test better practices, understands and implements relevant health and safety policies into daily work activities.
Perform other functions as necessary to adhere to ISO/TS 16949 standards, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Standards.
Participate in the tracking for impact and cultural improvements for the site and value stream.
manage and publish cost savings associated with each project, manage green belt certifications for the value stream.
Bachelor degree (example:
BSME, BSIE, BSBA) and related field or equivalent experience.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, communication, facilitation, and training skills.
Knowledge of the Lean Production System, hands-on experience in Lean Systems implementation, knowledge of Kaizen methodology.
Freudenberg Sealing Technology Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean System Black Belt preferred.
Provide curriculum and project examples for alternatives with 3+ years in a value stream transforming black belt role.
Prior experience applying lean methods to new equipment / process designs
Takes actions and displays behavior that demonstrates ownership in the success of the company.
Demonstrates primary focus on meeting both internal and external customer needs when identifying, prioritizing and accomplishing tasks.
Works independently and overcomes obstacles to achieve results.
Desires to work on teams, both formal and informal, to reach superior outcomes, either as a team leader or team member.
Evaluates existing work processes and initiates practices that promote continuous improvement.
Builds safety, quality and compliance into all actions.
Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement.
Effectively communicates, orally and in writing, in a concise and clear manner.
Ability to train project teams in principles of Lean / continuous improvement.
Ability to set project timelines and lay out plan of actions with timelines.
Ability to communicate results and issues through all levels of the organization as well as to vendors and customers.
Basic statistical analysis :
trending, averages, standard deviation and run charts.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this position. The above statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required. All staff may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.
XALT Energy offers competitive salary and benefits to include:
- Choice of three health plans, vision, dental and life insurance; ancillary benefits; 401(k); company paid holidays and paid time off.
- The salary range commensurate with education and experience.
Must successfully complete a background check, a drug screen and a physical.
EOE including Disabled and Vets / VEVRAA Federal Contractor