Lean Project Engineer


Job Title: Lean Project Engineer
Location: Central, Alabama
Classification: Exempt
Department: Industrial Engineering
Reports To: VP of Operations

DISCLAIMER: This job description representsthe complete list of responsibilities and requirements for the Senior-Level position. It is recognized that with less experience, the responsibilities and required qualifications would be less. We are looking for 5 to 6 experienced candidates for these roles. We are looking for 1 to 2 Senior Level; 2 Mid-Leve and 2 Junior Lean Engineers. Recent Grads with Internships are welcome to apply.


The Lean Project Engineer is a key factory staff member responsible for developing a Factory Master Plan (FMP) roadmap aligned to the 1 to 5-year business plan designed to achieve Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost Objectives using lean tools, techniques, and methods. The Lean Six Sigma Project Engineer will work in concert with cross-functional teams and other departments to provide support in achieving the goals defined and established by upper management.


Coordinate, collect and analyze data to develop statistical problem and goal statements geared to deliver on annual Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost (S, Q, D, C) objectives

Convene, lead, and facilitate continuous improvement project teams motived to execute Kaizen/ Rapid Improvement Events in collaboration with value stream leaders and employees to jointly deliver on S, Q, D, C objectives
Convene and lead Factory Master Plan Project Team to develop an integrated plan to drive synchronization into our manufacturing processes, improve material flow and deliver on short and long-term S, Q, D, C objectives
Provide frequent updates in an effective and efficient manner through formal and informal presentation skills techniques to employees and leaders
Ensure change management objectives are met while all employees pertinent to the project are informed, engaged and committed to delivering on project deliverables/ objectives
Develop, identify, and share best manufacturing/ lean practices, methods, and ideas with all pertinent value streams leaders, as well as coach and mentor peers and leadership in lean six sigma methods
Provide Factory Master Plan leadership, counsel, and understanding of current and advanced lean techniques to drive business results as it relates to the overall operation
Develop Factory Master Plan options in collaboration with factory leadership to improve current state capabilities and position the organization closure to the future state plan
Develop and lead annual business planning (goal deployment) activities with Senior Leadership in order to chart the 1 to 3 year plan to drive S, Q, D, C and enhanced growth ambitions through new product introductions
Interpret customer needs and requirements, translate concepts into best practices, identify Assembly and Finishing process improvement opportunities, and quantify results and trends
Adhere and monitor SOP
Effectively communicate and notify supervisor when there are any discrepancies
Must be able to accurately input all required data into the manufacturing database
Complete other duties as assigned by manager


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The successful candidate will possess at least 5 years of manufacturing experience incorporating Industrial Engineering and Lean Methodologies in high volume manufacturing processes
Demonstrable track record over a minimum of 5 years of successfully working in a high volume manufacturing environment in durable goods industries in roles that directly affected manufacturing results (Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost)
Knowledge of firearms; quality, features, safety, etc.

Experience in factory planning, rationalization, and materials management/ flow
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Cross functional team builder/player with high levels of professionalism, integrity, and enthusiasm
Must be able to work accurately and efficiently in a fast work environment that has the potential to change due to regulatory and business needs
Need to be detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to multi-task
Experience working independently with little supervision

Advanced Factory Master Planning and goal deployment experience in which the candidate has led medium to large FMP projects to rationalize factories and lead annual business planning activities



Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
SENIOR: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification through ASQ or equivalent certification
MID-LEVEL: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification through ASQ or equivalent certification

Senior Preferred:

Master’s Degree in Engineering or related field

WORK AUTHORIZATION: This position requires compliance with ITAR requirement. Must be a “U.S. Person” (per ITAR 120.15) and are required to show proof substantiating this upon being hired.

OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Activities, duties and/or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice at the sole discretion of the Company.

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