IDEX Value Stream Manager (Air Motor) in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Title: Value Stream Manager (Air Motor)

Business Unit: Gast


2300 Hwy. M-139

Benton Harbor, Michigan, 49022

United States

Function: Operations

About Gast:

Since coming together in 2006, Gast Manufacturing, Inc. and JUN-AIR have been a leader in the design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products including air motors, vacuum generators, lubricated and oil-free compressors, and silent cabinet systems. Their products are trusted to operate in critical applications due to their advanced performance and durability. To virtually eliminate downtime, they’re also designed for ease of serviceability and many are equipped with dual-voltage motors, making them the most versatile products in the pneumatic industry. Continuous development of products and production facilities helps maintain their enviable reputation for quality and reliability among more than half a million satisfied customers in more than one hundred countries.

Basic Function:

Responsible for managing and continuous improvement of air motor value stream(s). Demonstrated success in applying basics of Lean: Single piece flow, setup time reduction, inventory reduction, 5S, etc. Demonstrated success: applying product family matrix, current and future value streams and achieving transformation. Supervises both machining and assembly teams and maintains positive employee relations, team oriented problem solving and administers employee discipline when necessary.

Role and Responsibility:

  • Facilitate IDEX Daily Management Meeting and daily planning

  • Daily Value Stream Walk:

  • Observing machining and assembly pitch looking for proper flow, disruptions to flow, (identify on issue board), and adherence to standard work instructions.

  • Coaching employees, defect data collection, and talking with operators about disruptions and ideas on continuous improvements.

  • Improve key metrics : OTD, Safety, Quality, Efficiency, Schedule Attainment, Pitch, Productivity

  • Develop current, future and next state value stream maps.

  • Manage Value Stream Board.

  • Schedule and drive transformation of improved value streams.

  • Responsible for team building and skill development of the employees in the value stream areas assigned.

  • Provides regular OIS feedback and administers disciplinary actions when necessary

  • Works with other value stream owners and managers to develop and administer consistent departmental and corporate policies.

  • Responsible for safety and 5S in assigned value stream areas.

Physical/Mental/Environmental Requirements :

Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment. Thinks independently. Shows initiative. Anticipates and prevents problems. Possesses technical aptitude and mental/physical/visual acuity. Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communications. Ability to learn, understand and apply basic cost accounting concepts.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering with at least five (5) years of engineer experience and at least one (1) year demonstrated success in supervision of machinists and/or assemblers, required

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean processes, tools, and one piece flow.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Demonstrated computer literacy especially working with MSOffice applications

  • Ability to understand and apply basic cost accounting concepts

  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes

Corporate Training:

  • Safety

  • Right to Know

  • Quality

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Leader Excellence Program

Position Training:

  • Blood Borne Pathogens

  • Drug and Alcohol

  • Environmental

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Geometric Design Tolerances

  • Hazardous Materials/Waste

  • Hearing Conservation

  • Lockout/Tagout

  • Manager/Supervisor

  • Spill Response

  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)

  • Storm Water Prevention

Corporate Overview:

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, we make thousands of products that are mission critical components in everyday activities. If you or a family member is battling cancer or another life-threatening disease, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our IDEX Health & Science team. You can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables thanks in part to Banjo, an IDEX company. Banjo valves are used on the agriculture sprayers that apply fertilizer on crops. And if you were ever in a car accident, the Hurst Jaws of Life®/LUKAS® tool may have rescued you.

Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies, we’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse businesses around the world part of the IDEX family. With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global $2+ billion company committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives. For more information, visit .

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 2095