Manager Lean Programs - Wadsworth, Ohio

Date: Nov 7, 2023

Location: Wadsworth, OH, US, 44281

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today.
As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.



At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.



Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Posting Address

Hubbell Power Systems

8711 Wadsworth Road

Wadsworth, Ohio 44281

Position Overview

Responsible for planning, championing, managing, reporting on, and implementing Continuous Improvement initiatives to support the Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV) manufacturing facility in Wadsworth, OH.  This position is for single site, Wadsworth, OH only.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and oversee the planning, development, and implementation of waste reduction (i.e., LEAN) initiatives through formal Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) Events
  • Drive a LEAN culture throughout the facility – promoting, encouraging, and coaching
  • Physically contribute to continuous change by an actual hand-on approach
  • Champion an annual “What’s Next” event for the site
  • Employ the use of LEAN tools and methodologies to drive improvement initiatives
  • Develop training materials pertaining to LEAN methodologies, customized where applicable for the site
  • Create and implement a LEAN training regimen for both salaried and hourly associates
  • Develop, track and report on metrics measuring the success derived from Kaizen events (Site Kaizen Dashboard)
  • Design and optimize manufacturing processes for the improvement of existing products and the introduction of new ones
  • Assist site Process and Manufacturing Engineers in the inspection and analysis of equipment, processes, and operational procedures to determine opportunities to increase productivity, minimize cost, and/or to enhance product quality
  • Attend pertinent industry and/or corporate sponsored LEAN training and seminars
  • Represent HPS-Wadsworth in divisional (HPS) and corporate Continuous Improvement related informational exchanges and gatherings

Skills and Experience


  • BS degree, Engineering or similar is strongly preferred
  • Must possess a minimum of five (5) years of manufacturing shop floor and CIP experience
  • True passion and drive for operational excellence gained via LEAN principles
  • Must have excellent knowledge of LEAN manufacturing principles and methodologies
  • Must have demonstrated success in leading and executing Kaizen/CIP events across various areas of a manufacturing organization



  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt certification
  • Experience as a Manufacturing/Process/Project Engineer prior to CIP experience




Bachelors Degree in Engineering General


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland