Continuous Improvement Engineer

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Morgan Corporation
Morgantown, PA, United States

Phone: 610-286-2209
Web Site: www.morgancorp.com/careers

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Title:

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Location:

Morgantown, PA 

Job ID:

23165
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Job Description:

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Location: Morgantown, PA

 

COMPANY BACKGROUND:

Morgan Corporation is the largest manufacturer of medium duty freight and refrigerated van and truck bodies in North America.  Founded in 1952, as a small welding shop in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, on the site where Conestoga wagons were manufactured through the late 1800s, we have experienced tremendous growth and continue to look for additional expansion opportunities around the world.  With a total of eleven manufacturing and five service facilities strategically located across the U.S. and Canada, Morgan is able to provide the quality, service, and prompt delivery our customers expect.

 

A subsidiary of J.B. Poindexter, a privately held diversified manufacturing company, Morgan Corporation offers a vast variety of career opportunities, internally as well as within the J.B. Poindexter family of companies.  We offer competitive salaries and progressive benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, disability plans, 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more.  We pride ourselves in team member development, performance, recognition, and a culture of diversity and respect.  Whether you are taking the next step of your career or just beginning, joining Morgan’s winning team means being part of a great home away from home. You will be challenged.  You will be proud.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Continuous Improvement Engineer is responsible for understanding the current process state, identifying efficiency/improvement opportunities, then leading cross-functional team members to drive process improvements tied to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the business utilizing Lean Six Sigma principles. Focus areas would include but are not limited to; interval or lead time reduction, reduction of human errors, process re-designs that result in the reduction of the number of steps and eliminate other forms of process waste. Automation opportunities will be identified, documented, and applied where necessary. The Continuous Improvement Engineer will also teach and apply Lean Six Sigma principles to achieve self-sustaining processes.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Document current processes and propose improved processes

  • Standardize processes across various business units, developing Standard Operating Procedures

  • Implement process management/process improvement initiatives following Lean Six Sigma principles

  • Create new self-sustaining processes that include identifying and tracking the appropriate KPIs

  • Assist in teaching Lean Six Sigma principles to line staff; train others in use of tools and methodologies as part of project execution

  • Lead process changes, improvements, value stream mapping

  • Champion communication between organizations at all levels

  • Facilitate cross-functional teams to achieve Kaizen objectives

  • Create Standardized Operating Procedures (Work Instructions); increase workflow efficiency

  • Mentor employees as they apply Lean methodology to problem solving and project execution

  • Publish weekly progress reports

  • Follow and comply with all Environmental Health & Safety policies

     

EXPERTISE REQUIRED:

  1. Lean / Six Sigma Black Belt certified

  2. 8+ years diverse work experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related field.

  3. 4+ years’ work experience in Lean Six Sigma process application.

  4. Trained in Lean Six Sigma Principles (Five S’s, Waste Reduction, Error/Mistake Proofing, PDCA, Root Cause Analysis, A3 Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping, KAIZEN, Lead Time Reduction)

  5. Strong analytical skills and deep process orientation

  6. Experience in developing various process documentation (SOP, ISO, etc.)

  7. Experience in operational performance evaluation (Efficiency/Utilization)

  8. Experience in implementing Continuous Improvement methodologies

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 This job operates in a manufacturing plant environment. Must be able to work in a non-climate controlled environment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms, and lift and carry objects up to 30 pounds.