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Manufacturing Improvement Analyst

Bucyrus, OH, US, 44820

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.


Manufacturing Improvement Analyst’s role will be to work with the Manufacturing Supervisor and Manufacturing departments to drive/lead efficiency improvements efficiencies in the following areas:

  • Production Process Improvement (Cycle time reduction, material flow improvement, etc.)
  • Scrap Reduction
  • Quality Improvement
  • Safety Improvements
  • Other areas as assigned from Manufacturing Supervisor or Operations Manager.


Manufacturing Improvement Analysts will coordinate with Value Stream Managers and lead projects within their respective departments.  They will lead teams comprised of operators, supervisors, managers, process engineers, and others that are deemed necessary to drive improvements in the above mentioned categories.


Essential Responsibilities:

General Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Gain a full understanding of processes in the departments by communicating with production operators, supervisors, managers and reviewing departmental metrics.
  • Gather and analyze data (daily run rates, scrap, quality, and safety) to have a strong foundation in which to drive projects for improvement in the departments.
  • Coach manufacturing associates on process/asset troubleshooting and problem solving processes
  • Lead and coach Level 1 and Level 2 Problem Solving efforts in their manufacturing areas.
  • Support Level 1 and Level 2 Problem Solving efforts in their manufacturing areas.
  • Provide supervisor coverage as needed within departments.
  • Identify and Lead initiatives to resolve repetitive quality, scrap, and production issues within the departments.
  • Create spreadsheets and utilize power point presentations for communication to departmental employees and management staff to verify improvement projects.


Technical/Functional Skills:

  •    Mechanical/technical background, with an ability to work within a team structure/environment demonstrated through formal/informal experience     
  •    Strong analytical skills with strong computer skills   
  •    Demonstrated skills in teaching, coaching and training others    
  •   Excellent oral and written communication skills    


Minimum high school (or equiv) required

Associate degree of Math, Mechanical, and technical preferred

Minimum of 5 to 8 years of manufacturing experience preferred

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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