The Industrial Engineer-Continuous Improvement is responsible for identifying and leading execution of a wide range of Continuous Improvement projects using industry best practices in Lean and Six Sigma approaches. He/she leads, facilitates, executes, and manages team training initiatives and projects to reduce waste, cost and variation through use of Lean and Six Sigma tools and methodologies. He/she will utilize his/her knowledge of COGM, gross margin, facility design, material handling equipment, labor management, staff planning and project execution to identify, prioritize and recommend improvement projects and training modules that align with the Operational Excellence team charter and organizational goals and objectives.
Participates in identification and planning of value stream goals implementation of initiatives intended to improve quality, cost and delivery.
Serves as an engaging and collaborative teacher/trainer providing internal standardized lean training and consulting support for Lean & Six Sigma tools, data mining and presentation with heavy emphasis on MS Excel.
Supports productivity, quality, process efficiency, space utilization, standard updates and lead time improvement efforts for existing and new product development programs.
Supports the philosophy of waste reduction through implementation of Lean approaches within the organization.
Utilizes tools and methodologies including, but not limited to: time studies, line balancing, setup time reductions, line layout creation, flow improvement, 5S, standard work, visual factory improvements and accountability systems.
Collaborates with cross-functional teams.
Evaluates, designs and implements new production line and facility layouts.
Leads and/or facilitates A3 projects and teams.
Collaborates with others on Key Process Indicator development and implementation.
Seeks out continuous improvement opportunities, weighs their value based on benefit, investment and risk, and prioritizes work, accordingly.
Participates in project work to help customers and plant associates achieve sustainable results.
Other duties as assigned
Elyria, Ohio, United States
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer –M/F/Disabled/Vet