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AMS Lean Specialist I
at Andersen Windows
Goodyear, AZ

AMS Lean Specialist I
at Andersen Windows
Goodyear, AZ

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There is something meaningfully different about Andersen. A key to the company's enduring success is our sincere and thorough effort to do the right thing for customers, for employees, for the community and for the environment.
Andersen is a place of vibrant energy and innovation. These innovations are part of a well-defined roadmap to seize opportunities ahead.
There has never been a more exciting time to be a Production Supervisor at Andersen. It isn't our history that makes us an industry leader. It's our commitment to innovation. We're constantly setting new standards for windows and doors that raise the bar for the entire industry. Being around since 1903 means we haven't just seen where the industry's been-we guide where it's going.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this role is to participate in facilitating and coordinating the Andersen Manufacturing System Development and Deployment in operations.
This position takes a supporting role in meeting targets for safety, quality, costs, customer service and employee engagement within a process.
The Lean Specialist coaches, trains, supports, and develops a team of associates within the process in accordance with The Andersen Way principles and the Andersen Manufacturing System.
Provide training and coaching in Lean Manufacturing principles and tools to the process and to build skills and competencies in Andersen Manufacturing System Deployment and change management.
Plan and coach continuous improvement activities for the value stream or processes; participate in and support site-level events and activities.
Deliver AMS workshops and assist others to deliver AMS / Lean training.
Support on-going Development of the Andersen Manufacturing System: Assist in developing reference materials, communications, and materials for benchmarking activities.
Provide collaborative leadership in projects with the process on establishing methodologies and continuous product/process improvement activities.
Coordinate external and internal resources assigned to lean transformation activities within the process.
CULTURE AND BENEFITS: Andersen is committed to making a difference through challenging ourselves each day, recognizing and rewarding success, taking pride in our work and honoring a legacy built on doing the right thing. There is great respect for life outside work so that you can bring your best self to work.
We are committed to demonstrating mutual respect and appreciation of our similarities and differences so that each employee can realize his/her potential and we exceed our customers' expectations.
Andersen has been an ENERGY STAR partner since the Windows program began in 1998. This is Andersen's fourth Sustained Excellence Award and the ninth time the company has been recognized by the ENERGY STAR program.
As an innovative and industry-leading organization, we think of benefits more broadly. From your health care to your work environment, to your development and quality of life, we think beyond basic benefits to provide a total rewards package including, but not limited to:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional Development and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • A culture that supports work-life balance
  • An environment where collaboration is key
  • Volunteer opportunities - on company time
  • Environmentally conscious business decisions
  • 10,000+ employees and career opportunities nationwide
  • BS or equivalent in Engineering, Lean Manufacturing Management or related field, or 3 years of lean manufacturing experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups and teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to effect change;
  • Basic lean knowledge plus experience in lean transformation;
  • Must be able to influence and motivate individuals and groups to seek change
  • Recognize opportunities and challenging the status quo

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