Job Description

GRAMMER is specialized in developing and manufacturing components and systems for car interiors as well as driver and passenger seats for off-road vehicles, trucks, buses, and trains. 

As a global partner to the vehicle manufacturing industry we are represented around the world by our two divisions, Automotive and Commercial Vehicles. Our employees are constantly engaged in developing and producing innovative, flexible solutions to meet challenges in today’s competitive global market. GRAMMER can be found on four continents with more than 50 production, distribution and logistics sites in 20 countries. 

GRAMMER is a leading North American full service automotive supplier of highly engineered thermoplastic components and assemblies for interiors and air and fluid management systems. 


Here at GRAMMER, we foster a culture that embraces our Grammer CODE: Collaborate in an inclusive environment, Openness in communication and ideas, Drive for results with energy and Empower yourself and others by taking ownership of decisions and actions. 

What we are looking for: 

Grammer is looking for a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our location in Delphos, OH. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team environment. This individual will have an opportunity to make lasting and positive changes in our team and Grammer as a whole! 

What you will be doing: 

  • Support of continuous improvement of all processes in all areas of a Grammer plant using methods of the Grammer Production System (GPS). Including creation of concepts and tools for modern learning systems (e.g. eLearning). 
  • Participation in implementation of the GPS-standards according to the GPS Excellence Roadmap strategy. 
  • Support the introduction and maintenance of GPS-standards and tools in the plant. Including management of the GPS related knowledge transfer and the concepts of knowledge multiplication ("Train the Trainer"). 
  • Support planning and implementation of the modification of the production according to the Lean-philosophy and introduction of the related instruments for example: Kaizen, Poke Yoke, Kanban, 5S, and more. 
  • Support the permanent optimization of production according to Lean-philosophy based on the GPS Excellence Roadmaps. Including related documentation for standards and trainings. 
  • Support of planning and implementation of Lean-trainings in the plant. Including setup and cooperation for training and reporting on the related activities.  


Technical Skills, Methods, and Expertise: 

  • Operational Development Plan (ODP) & footprint 
  • PMS Product knowledge and vehicle environment 
  • Continuous elimination of waste 
  • Continuous Improvement  
  • Knowledge of technologies  
  • Industrial process and equipment design 
  • Lean Investment management 
  • Master ERP System SAP (Supply Chain) 
  • Just in Time - Logistics (Management of Global Supply Chain) 
  • Auto Quality - Reliability of systems/products + product robustness 
  • Knowledge and practice of quality tools 
  • Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) 
  • Upstream Maintenance 
  • Apply safety culture & environmental policy 
  • OJT (On Job Training) 


What you will bring along: 

  • Technical university degree in production engineering/mechanical engineering or similar education; Industrial Engineer/Logistic Engineer 
  • 1-3 years’ experience in the production sector and/or factory engineering function 
  • Leadership Skills, including leading of cross-functional teams within the scope of Kaizen activities 
  • Development opportunities for engineers and technicians from IE, logistic, and production sector, with additional qualifications in GPS/Lean. 
  • Ability for multicultural cooperation’s in the Grammer production network.  


What we can provide you: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage 
  • Tuition reimbursement programs 
  • 401(k) match 
  • Robust EAP services 
  • Developmental opportunities 
  • Much more! 


Application Instructions

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