Lean Continuous Improvement Engineer

Location US-OH-Leetonia
ID 2024-1760
EP - PNX Extruded Product
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Consider joining the Pennex family as a Lean Continuous Improvement Engineer at our Leetonia, OH location. The Lean Continuous Improvement Engineer oversees continuous improvement, lean initiatives and projects which will result in reductions in manufacturing costs by providing training, expertise, and direction for improvement activities to support the manufacturing goals and objectives of the organization.  This position ensures that the supply chain companies continually develop their process in line with the design intent of the customer and verify their systems to ensure they are compliant with the end customer’s needs.


  • Create the lean vision and continuous improvement strategy to advance the customer experience through improved cycle time, on-time delivery, and ensure all other customer critical to quality areas.
  • Responsible for delivering performance excellence through execution of lean initiatives; providing coaching of the functional standard work and problem solving.
  • Coach all levels from team members to leadership in lean methodology and principles, policy deployment, problem solving, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with standard processes and tools, supports the value stream team to develop and follow their personal standard work.
  • Coach all plant operations through lean process and behavior changes, developing a highly effective daily management process focused on lean tools and principles.
  • Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineers) team to define process parameters
  • Facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 5 to 10 years of experience leading teams in a lean transformation in manufacturing, automotive or industrial environment is required.
  • 10 or more years is preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma required: Green or Black Belt.
  • Experience with Lean and/or Kaizen.
  • Root cause problem solving tools (A-3, 5Y, 8-D, Ishikawa, etc.) required.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems: Dynamics, Epics, SAP.
  • Experience implementing and developing teams to implement pull systems.
  • Experience developing and refining Daily Management Systems
  • History of leadership thru influence, coaching, mentoring and teaching.
  • Value stream mapping is preferred.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, hands-on manufacturing environment.
  • Highly motivated, self-driven, and eager to learn and apply new skills.
  • Attentive to details and follows through on assigned tasks and commitments.
  • Flexible and driven to meet tight deadlines, handle multiple projects and prioritize them appropriately.
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to effectively disseminate information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States, visa sponsorship is not available.

About Us

Perks of the Job:  

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Disability and life insurance 
  • 401(k) with robust matching contribution 
  • Generous allotment of paid vacation and paid holidays 
  • Competitive wages plus performance-based bonus opportunities 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Ongoing training and professional development 
  • Opportunity for career growth and advancement 
  • Relocation package may be available 


Why Our People Love Working Here: 

  • Purpose-driven, friendly, open and respectful culture 
  • Shared core values of safety, caring, integrity and growth 
  • Employee discount program with hundreds of partner brands 
  • Up to $5000 tuition reimbursement 
  • Wellness incentive program 


Who We Are: Founded nearly half a century ago, Pennex Aluminum continues to see rapid growth as a leading provider of quality aluminum cast products and extrusions. With state-of-the-art technology and facilities across Ohio and Pennsylvania, we’re proud to offer the capabilities and expertise to cast billet, extrude custom shapes and fabricate finished components for customers across a range of markets - including automotive, transportation, building and construction, electrical and machinery, consumer durables and distribution.  

But it’s not just what we do that sets us apart, it’s how we do it. Safety. Caring. Integrity. Growth. These core values are embodied by each member of our team; guiding every action we take and decision we make. Whether it’s driving innovation within our industry, making the impossible possible for our customers, providing a safe, respectful workplace for employees or supporting our local communities, our purpose is clear. We are dedicated to impacting our world in a positive way.  

If you are a like-minded individual with a strong ability to problem solve, collaborate and effectively communicate, Pennex Aluminum may be the perfect place for you to grow your career. To learn more, please visit PennexAluminum.com or check out other opportunities within the Metal Exchange family of companies at MetalExchangeCorp.com. 


Our Commitment to Inclusion: We welcome people of different backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. To ensure our business and culture continue to be inclusive of all people, we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or marital, veteran or disability status. Metal Exchange and the family of brands are proud to be equal opportunity employers. Additionally, all of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Should you have any questions or require special assistance completing your application, please email pennexrecruiter@pennex.com. 

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States and not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States. 

Our salary ranges are primarily determined by role, level, and location. The range provided for each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. 

Posted Min Pay Rate

USD $85,000.00/Yr.

Posted Max Pay Rate

USD $110,000.00/Yr.


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