Continuous Improvement Engineer

Posted on Aug 11

Location: Dixon, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4137667

Why you might be interested:
International company with an employment of over 3,000 people.  They have annual sales around $1.59 billion.  Company has 10 factories and a wide network of sales offices and distribution terminals worldwide.  They offer a  Meaningful job - Inspired and motivated teams - Development opportunities (position open due to promotion) and responsibility for people and environment.

What you will do:
You will be responsible for leading and help facilitate plant's continuous improvement processes and projects with a focus on improving safety, quality, productivity and employee engagement..
SPECIFICALLY
  • Identify key opportunities for operational improvement in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, and cost reduction.
  • Manage, lead and execute Lean, Lean Six Sigma, continuous improvement, and other special projects.
  • Lead cross functional teams to drive projects from conception to completion.
  • Manage the Lean Six Sigma program and facilitate the completion of projects in coordination with project managers.   
  • Define, deploy, educate and sustain the fundamental Lean principles and tools including waste elimination, daily management, problem solving, 5S, visual management, standard work, value stream mapping, Kanban (pull systems), TPM, etc.
  • Consult, coach, develop and train team members to excel in continuous improvement concepts. Promote a culture of continuous learning and performance improvement.  
  • Facilitate the corrective action/preventative (CAPA) implementation and monitoring with other Dixon production staff.
  • Prepare reports of department key performance indicators (KPI’s) and continuous improvement projects.
  • Work with all departments and employees to coordinate improvement activities and encourage process ownership mind set.
  • Collaborate and build strong interpersonal relationships with department leadership and team members.
  • Conduct ISO 9001/14001 internal audits and other quality or process audits as needed.
  • Perform all duties in full compliance of all laws, safety and environmental regulations and in a manner consistent with company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all OHS Standards and Guidelines are correctly implemented and maintained; hazards and risks are identified and effectively controlled; all accidents and dangerous incidents are reported and investigated; OHS is effectively communicated to all personnel.
  • Perform all duties consistent with the Roles and Responsibilities defined in the company’s OHS Standards and Guidelines. 
What do you need to be considered? 
  • You combine any education and experience equivalent to BS in Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 1-3 years of continuous improvement and project management experience.
  • You have strong problem solving and applied statistics skills.
  • Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt certification preferred but not mandatory). 
  • You have demonstrated analytical/logical problem-solving ability, while demonstrating inventiveness and initiative.   
  • You present a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to relate well to a wide range of people 
  • Previous experience working with Minitab Statistical Software is preferred.
What can you expect?
Excellent compensation program that includes salary and incentive programs.  Full benefits and relocation assistance.  Low cost of living area with lots of outdoors activities (Hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, etc.  5 major parks (local and state) within a 10 minute drive!   1 hour west of Chicago suburbs, 1 hour to the Quad Cities and 45 minutes from Rockford!
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