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Division ABM Champion

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Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Company: ATS Automation

Join the Winning Team at ATS sortimat USA, LLC, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with ATS sortimat. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

Benefits ATS sortimat offers:

* Medical/Dental/Vision

* 401k

* Fitness Membership Reimbursement

* Paid Volunteer Time Off

* Plus more

Job Description


  • Drive ever-improving results by leveraging ATS Business Model (ABM) tools in a hands-on environment: specifically problem solving techniques, standard work, sustainment, problem solving, Daily Visual Management, and Kaizen events. 
  • Assist functional teams at the site/division to achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and the 8 Value Drivers for ATS through the use of effective problem solving, identification of Kaizen opportunities, and facilitating the Kaizen Process.
  • Directly provide formal and informal ABM training and coaching on basic tools.
  • Coordinate between the ABM Regional Leader(s) and the local site leadership in the development and execution of an annual ABM roadmap (Plan for training and implementation of ABM Tools at a site)
  • Facilitate leaders throughout the Division in the development of a Kaizen Charter, helping to define the pre-work and daily milestones needed for an effective kaizen event 
  • With guidance from the Value Drivers, the General Manager, and the site leadership, organize and help prioritize Kaizen Events and review them formally with the site leadership to schedule and prioritize activities.
  • Manage all ABM reporting systems
  • Coordinate all ABM communications to the division and to corporate through Monthly Business Review process.
  • Provide hands-on experience to improving processes and solving problems, including Kaizen events and a thorough understanding of current and future processes throughout the organization.
  • Annual ABM event coordination with North American leader including presenting
  • Driving a robust 5S audit program with reporting to divisional ABM lead and General Manager
  • Primary lead for Goal Deployment



  • A four-year Engineering degree or equivalent is required, specializing in electronics, electrical, mechanical or controls engineering is preferred. 


  • 1-4 years of Process Improvement, Engineering, or Operations Manufacturing Experience in a “Lean” Manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to articulate participation experience and impact of Kaizen / Continuous Improvement events; specifically with ability to be a hands-on contributor to process improvement.
  • Ability to accurately assess processes and potential improvements, even outside of direct process expertise (ie., engineering background, with comfort in supply-chain or operational issues. 
  • Ability to work well with all levels of the business, from line-level to General Manager, with superior communication skills (both verbal and written). 
  • Exposure to a variety of ABM (lean) tools (or six sigma or equivalent continuous improvement tools) such as Waste & Value-Add, Formal Problem Solving, Standard Work, Transactional Process Improvements, etc. 
  • Good writing and administrative skills, including computer skills (word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, etc.) 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management