Continuous Improvement Coordinator

Purpose ? The primary purpose of this job is to provide a full range of productivity services to Operations and support cost reduction programs for the facility through lean events, measuring facility systems and delivering continuous improvement training programs.

Principal Required Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for training Management and Team Members on all 5S/Continuous improvement policies and methods.

  • Coordinate 5S initiatives plant wide with support from Corporate Engineering team.

  • Conduct 5S/Continuous Improvement Monthly Audits and assist in development of procedures and corrective actions.

  • Coordinate production improvement efforts at facility and analyze gaps for recommendations to leadership

  • Collects, manages and evaluates process data for improvement initiatives pertaining to yield and downtime.

  • Develop and maintain performance (KPI) visuals communication boards and tracking systems

  • Developing weekly/daily executive KPI reports.

  • Facilitate daily plant meetings and help summarize information from all departments

  • Effectively present training materials to large groups of employees.

  • Assist in driving lean principles such as: Waste Elimination, Pull Systems, Kanban, Visual Standards, Flow Production, Set-Up Reduction, Standardized Work, Variation Reduction, Error Proofing, Total Productive Maintenance, Ergonomics, Problem Solving

  • Periodically works independently to solve minor process problems without management direction.

  • Assisting in the creation and sustainment of a World-Class Safety culture.

  • Support Corporate Engineers on special projects such as productivity improvements, defect reduction, capacity improvements, changeover reduction, and area layouts.

  • Periodic training and benchmarking trips to affiliated companies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications and Knowledge

  • High School Diploma required.

  • 3-5 years of experience in a production environment.

  • Must be computer literate, organized and capable of learning/demonstrating correct use of all Microsoft computer software. (E.g. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, Outlook, etc.)

  • Ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and be highly motivated towards understanding production processes.

  • Must be flexible and able to multi-task between multiple projects as priorities change.

  • Self-directed with good organizational and time management skills.

    Additional Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Proven experience leading teammates.

  • Excellent analytical, reasoning skills and math skills.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and work closely with multiple individuals across different positions and skill levels.

  • Prefer candidates to have a good understanding of lean manufacturing and can apply these concepts to all applications including production, warehouse, and the supply chain.

  • Able to influence management on proposed improvement initiatives.

  • Experience with Six Sigma is a plus.

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% and work off shifts when necessary.

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