Senior Continuous Improvement Engineer Millville, New Jersey
Job Ref: 36613
Job Description: Senior Continuous Improvement Engineer
Under the direct supervision of the Continuous Improvement Manager, this position is responsible for facilitating enterprise-wide improvement initiatives through project based work with cross-functional teams.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
? Develop and lead improvement projects, trainings, and workshops focused on waste reduction with sustainable solutions.
? Coordinate and plan trainings and workshops for all levels of employees in multiple subject areas
? Create charters for improvement projects with clearly defined cost/benefit analysis, scope, resource requirements, and project plan with milestones and timeline.
?Provide regular project updates and presentations as needed.
? Meet project goals on time and within budget.
? Ensure all projects have good ergonomics and safety principles built into solutions.
?Drive implementation of recommended solutions to customer satisfaction.
?Advise the Plant Leadership team on project prioritizing, planning, and launching of improvement projects.
?Lead inter-departmental and cross-functional improvement teams as necessary to problem solve and train in Lean methodologies.
?Identify improvement opportunities by analyzing data and gathering information from internal customers.
?Develop capability, buy-in, and support for a culture of continuous improvement in the organization.
?Promote the use of data for decisions and application of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to implement change throughout the organization.
?Lead change through lean events, Kaizen, and application of visual management systems. 1
? Coordinate and lead CI training in use of basic Lean tools, such as root cause analysis (5 Why, Fishbone, and FMEA), Pareto method, SMED, point of use, level loading, visual management, and waste.
? Serve as a resource for assigned areas in 6S and APS concepts and auditing.
?Understand basic functions of each area to help meet department requests and identify opportunities for improvement.
? Strive to stay up to date on industry standards, new technology, and current trends in manufacturing.
? Lead, mentor, coach and develop CI Engineer skill sets, (Ie. Knowledge of lean tools and application, facilitation skills, and project management skills).
? Assign and review CI Engineer projects
? Lead and help coordinate business process mapping (process architecture) initiatives.
? Support CI Manager on day to day operations.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
? Proven ability and desire to train and lead groups of employees on the floor in Kaizen events
? Passion for team building and motivating
? Practical experience with continuous improvement methodologies, including but not limited to Six Sigma and Lean Management.
? Strong group facilitation and negotiation skills.
? Organized, with the ability to switch back and forth between unrelated projects and tasks.
? Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to collaborate and train with associates from many different departments.
? Proven ability to hold self and others accountable, including stakeholders from other departments.
? Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to present ideas, project updates, facts, and recommendations effectively.
? Results driven and customer oriented.
? Experience with data analysis tools, including reporting software and database manipulation.
? Strong computer skills and is capable of learning new software.
? Experience with (or willing to be trained on) business architecture.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
? Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant engineering discipline
? 5 – 7 years’ experience in an Industrial environment with a strong focus on Continuous Improvement
? Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified or working toward it.. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Preferred.
? Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
? Manufacturing setting