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Continuous Improvement Engineer I

Company: Vollrath
Location: Sheboygan
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Manufacturing/continuous improvement engineer that will focus on implementing improvements to the various value streams using Lean Manufacturing Methodologies and Tools. The intent of this position is to embed the continuous improvement mindset into everyday activities before taking on full engineering responsibilities at any of the Vollrath manufacturing locations. Act as the change agent, coaching, mentoring, guiding and training employees in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement, embedding within the culture throughout the enterprise.

  • Reduce waste and drive best practices across the organization using Lean/6Sigma Methodologies (i.e., Lean manufacturing, Standard Work, 6S, Value Stream Mapping, DMAIC Problem Solving, Kaizen, A3 methodology, Six Sigma, Level Scheduling and Pull Principles, etc.).
  • Prep for and facilitate cross-functional Kaizen and 6S events.
  • Discover and document current state (process flows, process participants, business metrics, tools and systems used), injecting data-driven thinking into the analysis.
  • Analyze data & identify improvement opportunities recommending solutions based on root cause
  • Identifies areas in the business where profit improvement can be achieved. Develop programs and approaches that will achieve annual improvement and key performance indicator goals supporting our llong-termstrategy Qualifications
    • Basic understanding of Lean Tools and Methodologies from past experiences and or classes
    • Previous experience in working with Lean Tools & Methodologies
    • Capstone project completion centered on Lean Manufacturing type improvements
    • Four-year bachelor's degree in a technical field required, preferably in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.
    • Candidates without a 4-year technical degree considered if they possess the skills and preferred experience requirements.
    • A passion for leading change and making improvements
    • Strong team building and motivation skills. Ability to work both independently and with cross-functional teams.
    • Self-starter with a strong "sense of urgency". Strong aptitude for problem solving and detail.
    • Ability to think creatively and strategically and take a proactive and aggressive goal-setting approach to assist in developing a lean culture.
    • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to other employees in the organization as well as communicate effectively on the phone.
    • Applicants must be reliable, dynamic, sociable and enthusiastic team players; while possessing a positive "can-do" attitude.
    • Applicant must be able to interact with all levels of the organization.
    • Actively seek to utilize a "Collaborative Team Approach" in all situations.
    • Demonstrated proactive style that ensures the completion of projects despite obstacles.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio Company Culture Requirements
      • Treat all people with Respect - People matter. Understand your audience and your impact. We are better when people are heard and valued for their unique perspective.
      • Take Ownership - People are counting on you. Act with integrity and follow through on commitments.
      • Empower Action - We succeed when we work together. Our differences make us stronger and create better outcomes. People and teams are empowered to make decisions and take action.
      • Commitment to Stakeholders - We are committed to knowing and exceeding the expectations of our customers, employees, ownership and communities.
      • Life Beyond Work - People need balance. Embrace opportunities to pursue your passions.

Keywords: Vollrath, Sheboygan , Continuous Improvement Engineer I, Engineering , Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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