Kyle Zielinski

Industrial Engineer at General Motors

Greater Detroit Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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Kyle Zielinski's Overview


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Kyle Zielinski's Summary


Lean manufacturing, pull systems, simulation and programming, value stream mapping, kanban systems, six sigma, statistics

Kyle Zielinski's Experience

Industrial Engineer

General Motors

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GM; Automotive industry

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months) Greater Detroit Area

Industrial Engineer - Line balancing and standardized work development for 2010-14 Chevy Volt, 2013-2014 Chevy Malibu, 2014 Chevy Impala, 2014 Cadillac ELR

Responsible areas: General assembly - engine dress, CAV line (exhaust, suspension, radiator, engine cradle) and body marriage.

Lean Manufacturing Manager

BMT Aerospace, Inc.

August 2010April 2011 (9 months)

Manager all lean activites within the facility

Industrial Engineer

Lockheed Martin

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LMT; Defense & Space industry

July 2009August 2010 (1 year 2 months) Ocala, Florida Area

Dedicated Industrial Engineer for 2 unclassified missile programs: PAC-3 & GMLRS. Generate cost savings, initiate facility improvements, reduce NVA work time, implement progressive line within Ocala Operations.

Continuous Improvement Engineer - Intern

MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; DAI; Automotive industry

May 2007July 2009 (2 years 3 months)

Utilized lean principals to solve complex problems and improve performance on the plant floor and in the office environment. Such principals included kanban, kaizen and value stream mapping. Experienced in working on the plant floor and with unionized personnel.

Student Assistant - Leader

The University of Michigan-Dearborn

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

March 2004September 2008 (4 years 7 months)

Managed work activities of (4) other student assistants and interacted with students to help them find employment. Lean principals were pushed into the office environment which helped to increase open job positions by 26%.

Kyle Zielinski's Skills & Expertise

  1. Value Stream Mapping
  2. Lean Manufacturing
  3. Six Sigma
  4. Industrial Engineering
  5. Manufacturing
  6. Line Balance
  7. Standardized Work
  8. Kanban
  9. Statistics
  10. Manufacturing Engineering
  11. Kaizen
  12. Process Improvement
  13. Minitab
  14. Design of Experiments
  15. Design for Manufacturing
  16. Root Cause Analysis
  17. Toyota Production System
  18. FMEA

Kyle Zielinski's Education

University of Michigan-Dearborn

B.S.E., Industrial Engineering


Activities and Societies: Secretary of The Institute of Industrial Engineers, Chapter 900; Former President of Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honor Society)

University of Michigan-Dearborn

B.S.E., Manufacturing Engineering


Kyle Zielinski's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

IIE, Alpha Pi Mu

Honors and Awards:

Speaker at "Symposium for Leadership" Conference in Dearborn, MI
1st Place Winner of University of Michigan - Dearborn Senior Design Competition for Project on Steel Slitting Facility Evaluation and Analysis with the Aid of Simulation

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