Manufacturing - Lean Expert - Linkou


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Linkou, Taiwan



Work Experience

8+ years

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Job ID: J-00265846-513

Introduction to the job

As a Lean Expert, you will co-lead the Lean transformation with local management and co-work with central team towards sustainable improvement, aiming at an overall breakthrough on cost effectiveness and inventory reduction according to the lean deployment roadmap defined and refined by an appropriate rhythm. You provide support through planning, execution and follow-ups on the deployment activities. Co-ordinate the necessary training and coaching to employees, including leadership teams, and build internal capabilities through train-the-trainer concepts. You respectfully challenge the status quo and act as a role model for Lean thinking, and thereby act as a change agent to help ASML’s LF sector advance on the lean transformation journey.

Role and responsibilities

Lead the culture change to a lean culture within Linkou factory towards sustainable improvement, aiming at an overall breakthrough on cost effectiveness and wastes elimination.
Responsible to work on hands-on improvement projects (A3, 4C, break-through initiatives) from identifying opportunities through utilizing/implementing lean methods and to visualizing benefits.
Deliver fact-based and structured communications to provide improvement project teams with support through lean activities planning, execution and follow-ups on lean deployment to drive continuous improvement of standards and way of working.
Provide training and coaching of lean principles and continuous improvement methodologies to employees, including leadership teams, to build up lean culture and capabilities.
Responsible to work with global teams on projects and performance reporting by face-to-face and teleconferences in English.
Conduct gemba walks and regular lean maturity assessments to advance operational excellence up to the next level.
Participate in strategic planning of lean deployment roadmap of Linkou factory.
Other assignments from management.

Education and experience

Bachelor or above.
Major in Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Engineering or Management related fields
8+ years working experience with hands-on and management in Lean, Six Sigma or Continuous Improvement categories
Experience in factory operations and semiconductor industry is a plus


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

Project leadership, project management/facilitation skills, and good command of continuous improvement methodologies and quality management (for example, Lean, Six Sigma, DFSS, QCC/Kaizen, Tiered Process, TQM, ISO etc.)
Good team player able to influence without power
Courageous to challenge and proactively to give and seek constructive feedback
Communication skills at all levels
Good training and project coaching skills
Financial acumen for project benefits and cost analysis
Able to give presentations fluently in English and Mandarin
Green Belt or Black Belt certification around Lean and/or Six Sigma field is preferred
Application of Power BI is a plus

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

This position reports to Lean and Business Process Improvement Manager in Operational Excellence department
Proactive and can-do mindset is key to successfully implement Lean across functions and at all levels for operational excellence in safety, quality, service, cost and people engagement, and to create value for customers up to the next level

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