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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Centerville, IA 52533

Posted: 04/25/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Manufacturing Engineer Job Number: 81402

Continuous Improvement Engineer

This position drives productivity improvements across the organization, manages the capital expenditure process, and influences leadership to create a culture of continuous improvement that will deliver savings to the annual operating plan.

  • Manage capital expenditures as assigned to include project identification, justification and completion.
  • Align continuous improvement activities / projects with company vision and strategy.
  • Partner with operational and functional leadership to identify opportunities for process improvement.
  • Deliver on productivity targets as outlined in the annual operating plan.
  • Train both leadership and frontline employees on continuous improvement methodologies and tools to engage employees in daily, sustainable problem solving, establish consistent practices, and help drive a common culture and language around continuous improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in continuous improvement, manufacturing engineering, Six Sigma, Lean, etc. in a manufacturing environment.

Desired Characteristics:
  • In-depth knowledge of value stream mapping, problem solving, facilitation and Lean principles and tools.
  • Practical experience with AutoCAD.
  • Demonstrated understanding of project and business financials.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching, and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with employees at all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.

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