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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
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Summary: Assist in the development and implementation of the continuous improvement vision for the organization by coaching, mentoring, and leading teams to establish a culture of continuous improvement across the organization; ensuring adherence to the principles of lean manufacturing while planning & facilitating strategic plans across plant locations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of continuous improvement strategies to achieve an overarching global business strategy (MAP)
  • Work with plant management to gather baseline data on Yield, OEE, Quality, Losses, Waste, etc. and provide relevant tools that clearly identify top losses (Pareto analysis, etc.)
  • Champions loss analysis improvement plan development, plan execution leadership and results tracking
  • Collaborate with plant leadership to develop processes that monitor performance hour to hour, shift to shift, day to day and week to week.
  • Coordinate continuous improvement events/activities to improve performance, eliminate wastes and losses (i.e., kaizen/continuous improvement, value stream mapping, statistical problem solving, etc.) as required, including the planning of events and resources, training and leading teams, achieving event objectives, and documenting improvements.
  • Provide leadership in continuous improvement efforts to improve reliability, ease of use & maintenance, minimize changeover times, and eradicate production losses.
  • Coach & mentor operations team, including staff, supervisors, and crew leads on continuous improvement methods & processes to establish a culture where tools and methods are utilized in a standard way to deliver improvements.
  • Develop continuous improvement leadership within local operations team to build their capability for leading and executing their own continuous improvement activities within the plant according to the business strategy.
  • Implements initiatives that support the progress for improvement of Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Engagement
  • Maintain positive work relationships with members of other teams to communicate effectively, and to ensure compliance with cross-team responsibilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant Engineering discipline or equivalent (Industrial or Mechanical).
  • 1 year (full-time or internship) experience with continuous improvement efforts in a manufacturing setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and use lean tools to drive organization effectiveness; ability to coach & train others to perform the same.
  • Strong ability to successfully instruct/coach learners and to build collaborative working relationships.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate within all levels of the operations organization.
  • Excellent organization, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills.
  • Strong computer skills in various software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse workforce.

Additional Consideration Given to Those With:

  • Exposure to quality programs
  • Paint/Coatings/chemical industry knowledge or experience
  • Previous experience with safety programs

Posted: 2020-05-07 Expires: 2020-06-08

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