Continuous Improvement / Process Engineer

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Apple & Associates
Chapin, SC, United States

Phone: 330-265-7231
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Continuous Improvement / Process Engineer


Charlotte, NC 



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Job Description:

Continuous Improvement Process Engineer
Lean Six Sigma Leader
  • Join a Stable and Growing Company serving the Power Grid industry, Expanding their operation!
  • Promotional Opportunities, low turnover, internal development and job satisfaction
  • Competitive Salary, Great Benefits, PTO, 401(k) match and stability in leadership
Our client, a successful and thriving $3B Electrical Products Manufacturer, has an exciting opening for a Lean Six Sigma Plant Leader OR Continuous Improvement Engineer.  In this role, you will be responsible for leading Kaizen and other Lean events as well as identifying Lean initiatives and opportunities within the manufacturing site with about 250 FTE's growing to 300 employees by end of 2023! In addition, this position will assist in training and developing employees within the location on Lean concepts and tools, allowing individuals to drive Continuous Improvements within their departments.
Candidate must be a highly motivated and independent worker who has a passion for Continuous Improvement and the training and development of others within Manufacturing. Position will offer complex challenges that require in-depth data analysis, original thinking, persistence, and a positive attitude.
Lean Six Sigma Plant Leader - Continuous Improvement Engineer: Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develops Continuous Improvement strategies by translating business objectives into actionable projects
  • Communicates and exemplifies the company’s Continuous Improvement philosophy, vision, and expectations
  • Champions and shares Lean and Continuous Improvement best practices through the organization
  • Acts as a Lean/Continuous Improvement business partner to all departments and levels (top leadership to shop floor and office), challenging processes, proposing ideas, and driving change
  • Acts as a change agent around Continuous Improvement opportunities
  • Trains teams and individuals in improvement processes, optimizes floor layout and material flow using Lean concepts
  • Implements and utilizes Sustainment Techniques (SQDC, 30 Day Follow- Up Meetings, Steering Committee, and Sustainment Metrics etc.)
  • Develops employee training and development on Lean Manufacturing and Lean Office concepts
  • Develops a Lean culture throughout the plant/manufacturing location
  • Hands-on active position that leads from the floor
  • Leads DMAIC problem-solving teams
  • Lean/Six Sigma:
    • Prepares Lean savings budget and coordinates/executes actions to reach targets
    • Acts a Project Manager for Lean and Continuous Improvement-related projects
    • Leads and supports Lean and Continuous Improvement initiatives for current business and develops plans and recommendations for future business, including layout, flow and people allocation
    • Identifies opportunities to reduce cost, lead-time, and inventory
    • Identifies quality improvement opportunities
    • Evaluates workflow and cell design, and develops improvements to enhance productivity and safety
    • Looks for opportunities to maximize efficiency and reduce waste
    • Leads value stream mapping exercises to determine and record business improvement areas
    • Designs and leads projects to implement Continuous Improvement actions and achieve future state
    • Tracks and executes cost reduction on process improvements
    • Documents and communicates improvements in manufacturing and office costs, efficiency, and utilization
Lean Six Sigma Plant Leader - Continuous Improvement Engineer Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Engineering or related field
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt minimum, Black Belt preferred ( project work in lieu of certification will be considered)
  • Minimum of 3 years Lean Manufacturing and Lean Office experience required
  • Exposure to and thorough understanding of a Lean Environment and Tools to include: Value Stream Mapping VSM, 5S implementation, root cause analysis RCA, FMEA, DMAIC problem solving, A3, Kaizen leadership etc.
  • Good financial acumen