Henkels & McCoy

Lean Construction Specialist

US-PA-Blue Bell
3 months ago
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Founded in 1923, Henkels & McCoy Group, Inc. (HMG), is a leading utility construction firm providing critical infrastructure for the Power, Oil & Gas Pipeline, Gas Distribution, and Communications markets throughout North America. HMG adapts 90+ years of experience to the dynamic and evolving infrastructure needs of today.  This position will be assigned to H&M Shared Services, Inc. (HMSS), a subsidiary of HMG.  HMSS provides support to all H&M operating companies and geographies from their Headquarters located in Southeastern Pennsylvania.


Job Description:


Lean Construction Specialist are required to use Lean Six Sigma tools and Methodologies (such as VSM, 5S, Waste Identification, DMAIC, DMADV, PDCA, etc.) to drive change within their assigned business lines and regions. As a member of the Lean Construction team, Lean Construction Specialist will also be responsible for educating, promoting, and building the culture of continuous improvement company wide. 


 Travel:  Anticipated travel is 50-75%. Travel percentage could be less/greater depending on primary work location, the assigned region, business line, and current construction projects. 


Note: H&M Shared Services, Inc. does not have an internal Lean Six Sigma certification program. Candidates for this position will report to the Director of Lean Construction (an ASQ Certified MBB), who will coach and mentor interested individuals to help them achieve ASQ certification if desired.  Advanced knowledge of statistical tools and analysis is NOT a requirement for this position.

Major Job Elements

  • Facilitate Lean training as required in the home office and at site locations
  • Work closely with assigned business lines and regions to identify improvement opportunities for reducing cost, improving efficiency and productivity
  • Collect and Analyze data to support business decisions
  • Deploy Process Management Systems on key processes and monitor upstream indicators and output KPIs
  • Conduct time and motion studies to identify waste and potential improvement opportunities
  • Lead Kaizen workshops to eliminate waste and optimize process flow
  • Ensure Lean projects are aligned with high level organizational objectives and goals
  • Lead, Monitor, and Report out status of all Lean projects/activities in their Pipeline for assigned business lines and regions
  • Document Lessons Learned and ensure best practices are incorporated into formal business processes/procedures
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Construction, Civil Engineering, or related field preferred
  • Utility Infrastructure (UI) industry segment work experience is preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in the construction industry is preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification at the Green Belt Level or Higher preferred
  • Work experience in construction supervision look-ahead planning preferred
  • Demonstrated success driving organizational change supported by a portfolio of completed Lean Six Sigma project examples


Skills & Competencies:

  • Effective communication (writing, presenting, listening)
  • Program management (organizing, planning, executing)
  • Process deployment (design, training, implement, control)
  • People skills (coaching, building teams, leading change)
  • Ability to influence and get results without direct authority
  • Systems Engineering mindset (cradle to grave mentality)
  • People development / knowledge transfer to grow talent from within the company
  • Must understand and adhere to all H&M safety values and principles at all times

H&M Shared Services Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.




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