American NTN Bearing Mfg. Corp. Monozukuri/ Continuous Improvement Coordinator in Frankfort, Indiana


NTK PRECISION AXLE CORPORATION**– Monozukuri / Continuous Improvement Coordinator**

NTK Precision Axle Corporation, in Frankfort Indiana, is a global supplier of wheel HUB's and I/C Shafts for both two-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles. Our parts make their way to 15 different automakers, which translates to one third of the cars and light trucks on the open road, riding on our products! NTK also has a newly opened plant in Anderson, Indiana.

NTK is a joint partnership between N*TN Bearing, which began producing their innovative friction-reducing products in 1918, and currently boasts 68 production facilities worldwide; and *T*akao Kogyo, which contributes their many years of expertise in precise machining operations of powertrain parts to its 8 production facilities located in Japan, Asia and North America; and *K*oshuha Neturen*, which offers induction heating apparatus-related products, such as induction heat treatment and processing of I/C Shafts and Wheel HUB's. Neturen has operations in Japan, United States and China.

NTK takes great pride in our people and precision processes and we were previously named the Clinton County Company of the Year. NTK’s some 250 associates have the capacity to produce an average of 1.6 million HUB's and I/C shafts per month on our state-of-the-art robotically assisted CNC turning and induction heat treat lines.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

This position will steer improvement projects through personal involvement and/or overseeing staff personnel in the project completion. This position will be an integral part of the training process for operators and technicians in the continuous improvement of the NTK 5S program. This position will be instrumental in developing a 5S culture that is able to sustain the various improvements put in place. This position is ever evolving and the incumbent should have an open mind at all times.

**Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Ensure safety and quality with a focus on continuous improvement.

  • Project management and oversight.

  • Utilize SMED, 5S and other continuous improvement tools.

  • Develop / Support all continuous improvement activities.

  • Identify lean manufacturing improvements, then implement and teach them.

Primary Responsibilities

60% Create, assign and oversee various 5S improvement projects.

15% Work with operators and technicians to find improvements in production processes.

10% Follow-up with assigned jobs.

5% Provide training to operators and technicians

5% Ordering and receiving materials.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge

  • Knowledge in Lean Manufacturing / Kaizen / Monozukuri / 5S concepts

  • Experience in training & leading others

  • Six sigma knowledge a plus

  • All Microsoft software, especially Excel and Power Point


  • Two to five years’ Continuous Improvement experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

NTK offers competitive compensation and benefits to include Blue Cross Blue Shield health & dental, EyeMed vision, CVS/Caremark prescription, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) plan with 50% company matching up to 8%, and paid holidays plus excellent vacation plan (1 weeks’ vacation after 6 months and 3 weeks’ vacation after 1 year). 12 paid holidays per year. If you enjoy working in a team environment and like a challenging opportunity then NTK is the place for you. Please submit your resume with salary requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job: Warehouse

Primary Location: Indiana-Frankfort-741 S County Rd 200 West

Organization: Plants

Job Posting: Oct 23, 2018, 8:24:41 AM

Req ID: 74114F