Lean Manufacturing Plant Specialist

2 weeks ago


Our vision is to be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and communities.


At Masonite, we understand that people are key.  We are a composite of diverse people who come together by showing support and respect to one another.


We hire people that demonstrate integrity under pressure. Integrity is at the foundation of everything we do.  It is in each door we make, in our commitment delivery and in our honest and sincere communication.


Our employees are flexible, versatile and resilient. Our ability to weather any storm, to bend without breaking, is what allows us to hear the knock and open the door with confidence, no matter what’s on the other side.


At Masonite, we hold the door open for each other and for new ideas. We want everyone to freely contribute ideas and add value, so we are positive and encouraging.  This collaborative environment is what makes Masonite a transparent, fair company- one that doesn’t hide behind closed doors.


We continuously strive to improve both our products and our customers’ experiences. This drive leads us to revolutionize the door industry and help people walk through walls.


Masonite is hiring a Lean Expert to lead and drive Continuous Improvement projects and initiatives in the Marshfield, WI plant location, including the deployment of the lean transformation project called Mvantage. This person will be the central source to help manage multiple projects in a rapid paced environment and manage the project team through priority changes while executing continuous improvement projects focused on customer satisfaction, quality, safety, and productivity through application of the Lean methodology.



  • Learn and become familiar with the door industry and Masonite’s current state production processes and procedures.
  • Review CI project backlog and develop a schedule for implementation and lead those initiatives
  • Execute the Implementation of the Mvantage program, across assigned sites within Masonite’s three (3) divisions (Residential, Architectural and Components).
  • Coach Management teams during Lean deployment in generating the Continuous Improvement Annual Operating Plan in alignment with site’s core operational and strategic goals.
  • Ensure the targets for CI savings are achieved at assigned sites, managing the implementation of projects and lean initiatives with teams.
  • Manage Certification Plan of the Lean Training System at supported sites.  Reviewing where necessary and developing a “best in class” Mvantage skills training program.
  • Support MVantage certification at supported sites, providing training, mentoring, and coaching in the Lean thought process and tools to management, site champions, and site associates.
  • Define and implement effective process management systems, tools, and methodologies.  Assess the organization effectiveness in deploying and utilizing these systems and tools.
  • Acting as a change agent – Thrive in a matrix management environment to drive change and influence others within the organization to make sustainable and measurable improvements in processes.
  • Provide individual mentoring and coaching to Continuous Improvement belt practitioners as needed.
  • Establish and grow communication channels with Division Leadership, Site Leadership, and support functions.
  • Lead Kaizen and 5S team events.
  • Leverage best practices across sites and throughout the organization.
  • Ensure compliance with company benefit reporting requirements and manage the process on a timely manner.
  • Generate monthly Continuous Improvement reports and conduct monthly reviews with Division and Site Leadership.
  • Lead project execution through completion with a hands-on attitude to drive the Continuous Improvement culture on the shop floor.


  • Bachelors Degree  Engineering, Quality, Operations, Supply Chain, Business, or equivalent background with minimum of five year experience in operations or transactional environments.
  • Five (5) plus years leading lean deployment and multiple kaizen/VSM events witha  working knowledge of the TPS operating system. 
  • Lean Expert or Blackbelt Certified
  • Highly trained on Lean Transformation or DMAIC /Six Sigma methodologies. 
  • Project Management experience preferred
  • Experience managing Lean and Six Sigma project portfolios, delivering training, providing mentoring and coaching.
  • Prior experience providing a dynamic approach to presentation and training at all levels of the organization, with the ability to translate data into information, and concepts into practical applications.
  • Excellent Computer Skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • A successful candidate must be result driven, exhibit business acumen, have proven analytical and problem solving skills, and demonstrated effective interpersonal ability to influence without authority.
  • Must exhibit strong leadership, be self-motivated, process disciplined, and capable of successfully leading change in multifunctional teams with a take charge attitude.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, be open-minded, and adapt to new ideas.
  • Must be able to work in Marshfield, WI plant location.





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