Full Job Description
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A Continuous Improvement Engineer instills a Process Excellence culture through involving, educating and leading all levels and functions at the site in CI/Lean principles, concepts, methodology, initiatives and tools.
Work with site leadership teams using CI/Lean tools and analytical skills to identify, prioritize and lead Continuous Improvement projects or activities; identify stakeholders; reprioritize as necessary to address changes in business.
Facilitate cross-functional project groups including Quality, Corporate Engineering, Supply Chain, & R&D to develop and implement process improvements resulting in increased capacity, productivity and throughput and cost reduction.
Designs, implement, champions new Lean strategies and program elements and framework to keep pace with growth and business changes. Develop CI project plans with plant management; identify needed resources, alignment, milestones, deliverables, project prioritization and tracking.
Utilize engineering principles to identify, analyze, and design cost effective food processing technology and improve the current manufacturing systems with operations.
Develop and provide CI/Lean training on site. Identifies and communicates training requirements for the site. Identifies and secures resources.
Mentor, influence and coach plant leaders and project teams to facilitate culture change. Ensures alignment on initiatives, CI principles, concepts and methodology within the site.
Organizes, generates relevant data and prepare project scopes, cost estimates, assist in preparation of capital project requests as needed to obtain management approval.
EDUCATION, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, or Industrial)
Practical experience with implementation and sustaining of continuous improvement programs (i.e. Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Total Productive Manufacturing, statistical process control, etc.)
Skill and experience in yield optimization & cost reduction, production efficiencies & quality improvements.
Black Belt certification is preferred
Working knowledge of manufacturing cost calculations, gathering production information/scheduling
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Must be willing to work flexible hours and shifts
Must be willing to attend off-site training
Ability on a daily basis, walking, standing, crouching, lifting (25-35lbs), twisting, climbing, reaching
Areas of facility may include controlled temperature zones including areas with refrigeration and noise levels requiring PPE.
May require travel up to 25% of the time.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all of the responsibilities or duties required
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