• Lean Agent Position at Canam

    Canam Steel Corp.
    Job Description

    The Lean Agent: will be responsible for the optimization of process performance projects, oversee organizational transformation projects according to the Lean Continuation Improvement culture and assist the various teams involved.


    Essential Functions:

    • Challenge and guide leadership teams in the identification of improvement opportunities.
    • Lead high-impact Kaizen events and other process improvements (e.g., Six Sigma) projects in the context of developing facilitation skill sets in employees.
    • Facilitate smaller events with the intent of demonstrating successful implementation and encouraging locally-led adoption of relevant application.
    • Coach and mentor event/project leaders in concepts, tools and change management techniques.
    • Motivate champions by spreading methodology awareness and providing assistance necessary for event/project success.
    • Assist business unit management in establishing key process metrics.
    • Work with Lean Advisors from other Canam plants to share lessons learned, replicate improvements and establish a consistent deployment approach, “Lean Way of Thinking.”
    • Perform other job duties as assigned by supervisor.



    • Have knowledge of Lean and Kaizens
    • Project management skills and results-oriented processes
    • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
    • Experience leading 5S and Kaizen events.
    • Ability to effectively present information in oral or written form and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers and employees.
    • Relevant knowledge and experience in manufacturing
    • Possesses effective and efficient verbal and written communication skills.

    Physical Demands:

    Regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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