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Batesville is looking for a Lean Engineer to join our team in Manchester, TN. This position will champion action plans to address significant customer or plant quality issues. The Lean Engineer will lead strategic initiatives and lead quality, Kaizen and/Lean events targeting product and process improvements.

What Batesville Offers You: 
•    Annual Bonus eligibility
•    Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, which includes MD Live, RX help center, Medical Advocate Program, short term disability, among others.
•    Generous 401K Matching Program – 3% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50  for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved*
•    4 weeks’ vacation, 11 paid holidays, 6 paid sick days
•    Competitive pay
•    Opportunities for development and advancement
•    Batesville is a family: This is not just a job. You will be part of a family of highly committed associates who are passionate about our company, committed to our customers and excited about our future.

What you’ll do:
•    Build relationships across all levels to understand ongoing operational issues and lead improvement and sustainability efforts. 
•    Drive lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles throughout the organization using value stream mapping and other lean tools. 
•    Participate in and conduct ongoing training in areas of quality, lean manufacturing and six sigma. 
•    Provide reports on the status of project milestones and follow up of implemented improvements to ensure sustained changes. 
•    Provide strategic direction, training and facilitation to achieve a culture of continuous improvement. 
•    Other duties may be assigned. 

•    Employee must be able to travel 10% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university in Engineering, Business Management, or related field
•    Minimum of 2 years related Lean experience and/or training; with an emphasis on Lean or operational excellence
•    Minimum of 4 years of leadership experience with an emphasis on leading teams of various sizes
•    Demonstrated ability to teach and coach 
•    Strong leadership and change agent skills
•    Business acumen with experience relating projects to growth and profitability
•    Excellent team facilitation skills
•    Ability to compile, display and analyze data in a logical format and to use the data to develop solutions
•    Solid organizational skills and ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities


•    Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing/Operational Excellence Principles, 5S, CI, SMED, Root Cause Analysis, 5 Why, Standard Work, 3P, Poke Yoke, etc.
•    Manufacturing experience 
•    Lean Certification 
•    Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. 
•    Ability to train/manage/lead/understand Lean and CI activities and initiatives. 

Nice to haves/Soft Skills: 
•    Demonstrated expert lean manufacturing knowledge and experience required
•    CQE Certification 
•    Six Sigma experience or certification
•    Advanced degree related to business or project management

Physical Demands:
To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances. 

Who we are: 
A cornerstone in the death care industry, Batesville has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. For more than 100 years, Batesville has been dedicated to serving the needs of licensed funeral professionals and helping families honor the lives of those they love.® With annual revenues of approximately $600 million, Batesville is a leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems and leading-edge technology solutions.

At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:
•    Individual worth and integrity
•    Excellence in execution
•    Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
•    Courage
•    Customer focus and partnership

What Sets Us Apart:

Making a difference: Helping families honor the lives of those they love® isn’t just our mission. It’s why we do what we do every day to make every Batesville product the best it can be.

Development is a priority: We promote learning and development from Day 1. From our Experience Batesville onboarding program to self-guided courses on Batesville University, there are opportunities to advance your skills. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career-focused discussions and advancement. 

Putting customers first: We value the funeral professionals’ role in serving families and are committed to doing our part to ensure their success. 

We Have Fun! We work hard, but when it’s time to play, we get creative – and competitive. Whether it is a kickball tournament or football toss, our Tree is Me team provides engagement activities to bring people together across the organization.

We Give Back: We support our communities by assisting in fundraising events and volunteer programs to help those in need.
*These services are not available at all Batesville locations. 
Batesville is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."
At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


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