Operational Excellence Lean Engineer

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Date: Jul 8, 2024

Location: Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  11158  


Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.




We have an immediate opening for an Operational Excellence Lean Engineer based at our world headquarters in Franklin Park, Illinois. In this role you will provide leadership in the application of Lean Principles and Methods with a cross-functional team to drive improvement activities. This includes leading kaizen events that are aligned with Sloan’s strategy deployment. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead Kaizen Events with a cross functional team
  • Implement a plan for every part
  • Implement Single Piece Flow Cells
  • Implement 5S Program
  • Develop others on Lean principles and tools for implementing creative solutions for system and process improvements.
  • Implement Tugger / Water Spider Routes
  • Develop Flow Plan for Assembly Department
  • Drive labor & variable cost productivity



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 3 Years Lean Engineering experience in a warehouse logistics environment.  Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of Excel or equivalent spreadsheet tools
  • Intermediate to advance experience in Excel
  • Experience working cross-functionally, communicating effectively and persuasively to teach and motivate others
  • Experience with Autocad or Visio





We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, Rx coverage for employee plus eligible dependents
  • Life and AD & D insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, and HSA, FSA
  • Employer matching 401K, PTO, holidays, EAP, wellness programs, on-site medical staff and fitness center


We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs:

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world




For additional company information please visit our website at www.sloan.com.

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Logistics, Facilities, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineer, Drafting, Operations, Engineering

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