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Location: Hanover, PA (Plant), Pennsylvania, United States 
Job ID: 66119 


We Elevate... You

Our mission is to keep cities and people around the world moving. Since 1874 Schindler has an outstanding reputation for not only elevating buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. Do you have the talent, ambition, and vision to help us elevate tomorrow’s world?

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As a leading employer in the urban mobility industry, we are always looking for a diverse group of people who can create exceptional value for our customers.


Join us as a

Manufacturing Optimization Manager


Your Skills


Projects will be related to safety, quality, delivery (OTD), cost, inventory. This role will have 5 value stream engineers reporting directly to them. Tasks that this team will be expected to perform include, but are not limited to the following listed below. 
•    Gemba Kaizen 
•    Value Stream Mapping 
•    Factory Insourcing to reduce DPC and improve Delivery Performance
•    Plant Direct Labor Efficiency Improvement   
•    Quality – Process Improvement 
•    Safety - Process Improvement 
•    TPM in Factory 
•    PFMEA 
•    5S and Lean Activities
•    CCQL initiatives
•    New Product Introduction at primarily internal SC sites – F3 and code related items.


Individual responsibilities of this role:

•    Responsible and accountable for a Continuous Improvement program that focuses primarily on enhancements at both the Factory and OCC. 
•    Creation and Deployment of assessment tools to evaluate our maturity on 5S and Lean activities. 
•    Responsible to employ of Lean methodologies and tools to help us accomplish business objectives both for hourly and salary team members in supply chain.
•    Responsibility includes the management of New Production introduction (Examples: F3, New Code, MOL – standard change management) thru the set-up of new machines and processes within the internal Schindler KW’s production for both new and old lines.
•    Contribute directly to CCQL initiatives with new ideas and/or direct execution of key projects. 
•    Create and Deploy a LEAN transformation roadmap for supply chain production sites in both York and Hanover. 
•    Create a strategic plan of the projects that will help us optimize our direct labor efficiency and improve profitability.
•    Support and execute the Make vs. Buy Strategy with focus primarily on the insourcing projects that will improve DPC and also mitigate the current OTD risks.
•    Manage a team of Value Stream Engineers that core tasking will include optimization of the operational side of the supply chain. 
•    Ensures that project/department goals are met and adhering to approved budgets.
•    Direct Supervisor with full authority of personnel Actions.
•    Support both our Safety and Quality goals by conducting safety and quality Kaizen Events thru facilitation and direct leadership.

•    Continuous Improvements efforts
•    Quality – Process Improvements. Example: Built in Quality Engineering Solutions
•    Safety - Process Improvement. Example: Sharp Edges Initiatives and Social Distancing Work Cell Layout
•    CCQL initiatives
•    Factory Insourcing to reduce DPC and improve Delivery Performance
•    Plant Direct Labor Efficiency Improvement   

•    New Product Introduction at primarily internal SC sites – F3 and code related items.

•    Gemba Kaizen Events
•    Value Stream Mapping 
•    TPM in Factory 
•    PFMEA 
•    5S Lean Deployment
•    Std. Work Definition and Instructions
•    Visual and Production Management System



Your Experience


1. Continuous Improvement   - 5S, Lean 
2. Manufacturing and Operational Background and Leadership
3. Project Management
4. People Management Experience

5. Bachelor's degree (relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree)


Our Commitment

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans - All benefits effective from first day of hire
  • Generous Paid Time Off (All employees start with 3 weeks of vacation which then increases with tenure in addition to sick days, floating holidays and 8 Company Observed Holidays)
  • Tuition Reimbursement (Eligible after 6 months of service)
  • Parental Leave – 100% base pay for 6 consecutive weeks within first year of a child’s birth or adoption
  • 401k Plan: Eligible and company match and vesting on first day of employment
  • Company Match: 100% on first 4% of employee contributions than 50% on the next 6% of employee Contributions
    • If an employee contributes 10%, Schindler matches 7%

Will you join us and elevate tomorrow’s World?


We look forward to receiving your complete online application.
For questions, please contact Pooja Gupta,


At Schindler Group we value inclusion and diversity, and practice equity to create equal opportunities for all. We endeavor that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, ethnic background, color, religious affiliation, union affiliation, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, nationality, genetics and health, disability or veteran status.
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