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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Operations / Assembly

Perrysburg, OH, US

Lean Six Sigma Specialist

As pioneers and global leader, Hiab is ambitious to write forward our success story, inspiring and shaping our industry. The world in which we operate with our class-leading products, intelligent services and innovative digital solutions is constantly changing.

Join Hiab’s journey – to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling

The purpose of the Lean Six Sigma Specialist is to map, document and evaluate internal processes in order to identify areas of improvement. This individual will serve as support and back-up for various activities relative to the supporting process, efficiencies, creating operational scale, and technology enhancements. They will work directly with the business and management teams to produce key deliverables such as current and future state process documentation as well as conducting some gap analysis. Employs Lean methodologies and tools in order to accomplish business objectives

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support the overall lean six sigma program for the business
  • Identifies and implements lean six sigma improvement activities on the shop floor
  • Facilitates continuous improvement events and workshops
  • Works on projects both individually and cross functionally
  • Create and maintain departmental process documentation and standard operating procedures
  • Manage the overall logistics associated with the project intake process from idea through project initiation
  • Partner with project stakeholders as needed to support project analysis, initiation, and delivery
  • Willingness to be creative as the Company develops key processes and best practices
  • Trains workforce on the various tools of lean six sigma
  • Implements CI / Lean method projects on the shop floor in a wide variety of areas (5S, Visual Management, Standard Work, DMS, etc.) with bottom line impact
  • High potential team player, with service orientated passion, while highly organized and skilled in multitasking and high quality deliverables
  • Skilled at documenting and optimizing business processes, facilitating teams, and preparing communications
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • BS in Business or technical relevant University degree
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, MS office, project management software required
  • Able to construct Value Stream Maps (current and future states), identify improvements and lead cross functional teams in developing improvements
  • Background in manufacturing, automation, or other continuous processes
  • Able to perform business analytics and connect problem solving and continuous improvement activities to a business case
  • Ability to communicate individually and in group settings
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interface with all levels within the organization and with external vendors
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to lead and facilitate cross functional teams 
  • 3+ years of practical experience with lean methods and Continuous Improvement in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience implementing Lean Manufacturing, 5S and Continuous Improvement concepts 
  • Specific expertise with continuous proceses and daily management
  • Ability to lead/train on Root Cause problem solving
  • Ability to lead/train on SPC and Six Sigma methods
  • Passionate about driving performance improvements. Process orientated with a capability to take the operations to a continuous improvement journey 
  • Six Sigma Green Belt

You will be part of:

Hiab offers a variety of different career possibilities for different backgrounds and ambitions, so whatever your passion is, we may just have the job for you!  We want to bring in new expertise and fresh ideas, while providing our existing employees with new and interesting career opportunities. Your talent, experience and passion may just be what we seek or need to shape the future of Hiab and our industry.

Comprehensive benefit package including health, vision, dental, voluntary life/disability insurance upon first date of employment.

  • As low as $0 premium!
  • 401k program with company match
  • Personal time off and company-paid holidays
  • You may also be provided with a company cell phone, laptop and credit card, all to be used for the purpose of conducting company business
  • Opportunities for career growth and competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Paid training
  • Boot allowance
  • Company mentoring program
  • Tuition reimbursement for job-related continued education.

Interested to join?

Please submit your resume/CV today for consideration!


Hiab is part of Cargotec

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab's more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers' businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.


Hiab's offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO fabrands. Hiab's ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers.


Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.