Continuous Improvement (CI) Engineer

Milwaukee, WI 53207

Posted: 06/03/2023 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 42834

Job Description

Requires metals manufacturing experience and knowledge

  • Identify waste and drive improvements in the shop and office utilizing lean tools to lead Problem Solving, Corrective Action/Root Cause Analysis, Process Mapping, Kaizen Events, 5S, Kanban, Standard Work, Visual Management, and other CI efforts.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify improvement opportunities and drive change across the organization.
  • Lead CI and cost savings activities; Track and execute improvement projects.
  • Develop and maintain both short and long-term Continuous Improvement Strategy.
  • Measure and report progress for group level activities on an on-going basis and report on the progress of improvement initiatives to management and other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for managing plant data to identify impactful business opportunities and drive action.
  • Follow-up, follow-through, and audit for sustainment.
  • Deliver practical, hands-on training and coaching to associates on Lean Manufacturing tools to eliminate waste in all administrative, manufacturing and support functions.
  • Positively promote CI and act as a change agent (leader) to instill a Problem Solving and CI culture.
  • Contribute to strategic planning.
  • Serve as a Power User for the PLEX ERP system.
  • Support Quality and the Quality Management System
Essential Skill Requirements
  • Uncompromising respect for people and exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Willing and able to Lead by example and follow through on commitments.
  • Creative / Innovative - able to see possibilities and opportunities in most situations.
  • Thinks beyond the day-to-day, taking a long-term, big-picture view of the business.
  • Finds the right balance between sticking to plans and adjusting them to changing conditions and understands that different situations may call for different approaches.
  • Ability to overcome resistance to organizational change, influence both hourly and salaried employees to embrace it, and lead the change initiative.
  • Facilitates effective collaboration among coworkers and external partners.
  • Involves others in making decisions on behalf of the group.
  • Fosters a sense of urgency in the team for reaching goals and meeting deadlines.
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously and prioritizing based on business needs.
  • Requires high level of plant floor presence to establish extensive knowledge of processes and opportunities for improvement. Engaging employees at all levels in identifying solutions.
  • Able to see that even the smallest improvement is CI and willing to work on the little stuff as much as the big stuff.
  • 5+ years background in Industrial or Process Engineering, Process-Based Management, Manufacturing Leadership, and/or Business Leadership preferred.
  • 3+ years of results-driven problem-solving experience using industry-standard methodology (PDCA, DMAIC, etc.) and Lean tools required.
  • Project Management skills preferred.
  • Process minded able to understand technical processes, both manufacturing and support areas.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, detail oriented and organization skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
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