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Continuous Improvement Engineer

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: 

Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. 5 to 7 years of experience with at least 3 years of continuous improvement background including facilitation skills to lead groups or teams. Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word, Project, and VISO)

 

DUTIES:

 

Work under the general direction of the Senior Continuous Improvement Engineer to achieve goals by providing support to office and shop process owners through facilitation of continuous improvement activities using lean principals and quality tools. Primary responsibilities include planning and conducting Lean/CI events, documentation of Continuous Improvement activities (activities include: events, suggestions program, 5S, CI Metrics, etc.) and provide mentoring and training as required to support Continuous Improvement Culture. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Create and present monthly at Controls Meeting, Create and present at Leadership Staff meeting as requested, Facilitate monthly Cell CI Health reviews and Conduct annual Cell CI Culture Assessments. Create and Conduct Continuous Improvement surveys to better improve process. Participate on the KAG Continuous Improvement Council.

 

  • Establish and maintain effective communication with functional groups, management, team members, industry peers, and external customers to fulfill requirements as well as facilitate problem identification and resolution. Interact effectively with all levels of the organization, identify problem areas/issues and recommend and or take corrective action as required.

 

  • Work in collaboration with employees in shop and administrative functional areas to coordinate, facilitate, and conduct lean events at divisions as requested. Interfaces with all levels of management to plan and execute events and CI Activity. Perform assessments on candidate processes to include definition of boundaries and team composition and help to identify improvement opportunities. Plans for lean workshop events by coaching, and / or assisting staff and notifies team members and conducts kickoff meeting. Facilitate the team’s preparation of final report-out and coach team members with presenting information to management. Participate in scheduled and informal Continuous Improvement activities.

 

Assist in creating new or editing existing training materials from basic to advanced lean tools and quality tools. As well as conducting the classes.  Classes will include subject matter related to Lean/CI Methodology (examples: 5S, 8 Wastes, Process Mapping, Visual Factory, Mistake Proofing, Root Cause Corrective Action, SMED, TAKT, Time Observations, Operator Sequencing, Spaghetti Diagrams, Floor Layout, Kaizen, Standard Work).  

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