A Lean Manufacturing Operative will be expected to carry out their work safely and meet the exacting quality standards demanded in a fast-paced and efficient processing environment and develop into a multi-skilled operator through process ownership. A lean manufacturing operative can be required to carry out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications consecutively e.g. automotive manufacturing – Multi models manufacturing results in the manufacturing of different models of the vehicle with different specification variants within a high volume environment.
They will be required to prepare, control, contribute to and complete manufacturing operations, and follow manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs) whilst adhering to specific safe working policies & procedures. A Lean Manufacturing Operative will be responsible for maintaining health and safety requirements at all times. They will be required to contribute, develop and support improvement in the manufacturing operation using continuous improvement methods, kaizen tools, process visualisation using lean principles and problem-solving tools and techniques. They will be responsible for carrying out quality checks throughout the manufacturing operations to ensure quality is built-in and that any defects or concerns are highlighted and dealt with in line with relevant quality standards (ISO 9002).
They will work closely with stakeholders and will have clear reporting lines to ensure appropriate escalation should problems occur within the process.