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Nabors Industries Ltd. - Magnolia, TX

Company Overview

Nabors is a leading provider of advanced technology for the energy industry. With operations in about 20 countries, Nabors has established a global network of people, technology and equipment to deploy solutions that deliver safe, efficient and responsible hydrocarbon production. By leveraging its core competencies, particularly in drilling, engineering, automation, data science and manufacturing, Nabors aims to innovate the future of energy and enable the transition to a lower carbon world.

Nabors is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. To learn more about our Fair Employment practices, please refer to the Nabors Code of Conduct.


The Lean Leader will act as an agent of change for process improvement and Lean implementation for Canrig's OEM manufacturing and Repair/Refurb Business Units. This role will provide hands-on leadership to deploy, implement and drive the Lean Manufacturing Program at the Manufacturing plant. This position will spearhead the journey to a Lean Manufacturing organization driving the implementation of Kaizen, Value Stream Management, 6S, Standard Work, Kanban/Pull Systems, Root-Cause Problem Solving, Quality at the Source, Lean Daily Management, SMED, POKE-YOKE, Just-in-time, cellular manufacturing, and similar tools to create, drive and sustain a new culture of Continuous Improvement and manufacturing efficiency.


  • Coordinate the deployment and roll out of the Lean Manufacturing Program with Plant Manager and plant leadership team, including developing, deploying, and sustaining Lean Manufacturing processes.
  • Develops and manages processes that enable the implementation and sustainment of Lean in both the transactional and operational manufacturing areas of Canrig's Mfg Business Unit.
  • Identifies opportunities for initiatives to re-engineer processes and methods to assure effectiveness and efficiency in the deployment and application of Lean. Delivers Lean trainings and facilitates events/workouts to achieve measurable improvements.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities in collaboration with other functional leaders, employees and customers and categorize opportunities as improvement vs action activities, projects, or Kaizen events.
  • Leads the planning and execution of Kaizens, Daily Management, and other Lean transformation initiatives focused on safely eliminating waste, creating velocity, and reducing lead times through the application of standard work.
  • Drives adherence to Kaizen standard work and daily management ensuring high levels of engagement and collaboration during pre-work, event week, and post event weeks.
  • Promote initiatives to create a Lean culture including Gemba walk, 5S/visual management.
  • Serves as a champion, coach, and mentor for change by influencing and guiding leadership and teams to better understand and adopt lean principles, and problem-solving methodologies, ultimately fostering a culture of change and servant leadership.
  • Uses Value Stream Mapping to create current and future state Lean Manufacturing designs which drive the transformation road map. Builds cross-functional relationships within the value stream to build trust and gain the credibility to challenge the current state.
  • Strong understanding of change management to build momentum and excitement for operational changes across the business.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Minimum of 5 years of Lean Manufacturing or continuous improvement experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience leading internal teams


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma/GED with at least 9 years'
  • Experience in Manufacturing developing Lean or continuous improvement strategies)


  • Strong communication, leadership, facilitation, and project management skills with the ability to speak effectively with influence and various stakeholders.
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Viewed as a leader who can motivate teams and bring a strong positive attitude toward change.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; demonstrated ability to lead programs/projects.
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.
  • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn.
  • Transparent: shares critical information, seaks with candor, contributes constructively.
  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed.
  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative.
  • Problem-solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker.


Position is primarily based in a professional office environment.