Collins McNicholas

Job Responsibilities:


  • Working as part of the Manufacturing, Quality, engineering and Lean group you will be responsible for identifying and delivering significant tangible improvements in process performance and quality
  • Focusing initially on Lean Cell Production System (Standard work, Visual Management and work place organization, Scientific Problem Solving – A3)
  • Reduce waste in manufacturing with the deployment of Lean Tools / Principles using 5s, SMED, Standard Work etc
  • Identify and implement methodologies that sustain gains
  • Act as a ‘Change Agent’ in the introduction of Lean Tools in manufacturing and drive / sustain improvements by working directly with Teams at cell level
  • Develop, maintain and review Lean training materials to raise the level of awareness and competence around Lean
  • Provide coaching and mentoring in Lean principles to both direct and indirect including cross functional personnel


  • Primary degree in a technical discipline or equivalent
  • Lean six sigma certification (minimum Green Belt)

Key Requirements:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification with 5 years post qual. Exp. as a practicing black belt
  • Demonstrated delivery of tangible benefits using CI approach & tools
  • Proven experience in leading Kaizen workshop events including Line balancing, Standard work etc.
  • Experience delivering lean six sigma training an ability to coach on LSS tools
  • Experience of rolling out & embedding CI across an organisation
  • Excellent problem solving skills with an innovative approach
  • Ensures adherence to quality and safety standards with all improvement efforts
  • Proven ability to adapt to work priorities in response to a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent coaching and influencing skills
  • Good operational knowledge of Medical Device Industry with 5-10 years’ experience of manufacturing


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