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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Bristol, Indiana 46507, EE. UU. Sol. nº 361
miércoles, 1 de julio de 2020


The Continuous Improvement Engineer position is responsible for leading initiatives to improve safety, quality, delivery and cost and will act as a project / Kaizen leader, providing technical expertise in the area of Continuous Improvement and driving results by assisting in the development and execution of a “Shyft Production System”


  • Lead, support, and follow-up the transformation to a lean culture at Utilimaster
  • Assist, lead, drive, and sustain the cultural and technical changes necessary to make Utilimaster a world-class Lean organization
  • Promote the development and implementation of a “Shyft Production System”
  • Provide leadership and be a catalyst for implementing Lean Enterprise principles, tools, and techniques
  • Coach and lead Lean and continuous improvement projects across the organization
  • Constantly strive to optimize work, material, and information flows and processes, eliminate non-value-added activities, weak process design, and improve internal and external customer satisfaction through sustainable processes
  • Communicate with cross-functional (engineering, materials, purchasing, sales, etcetera) and cross-location teams to design common work standards, systems, and other elements of superior manufacturing practices
  • Support the development and implementation of Lean Production systems design, tools and techniques
  • Support the creation of a learning environment/culture through problem solving and envisioning the future state condition
  • Facilitate and drive process improvements, efficient plant layouts, quality, cost and safety, using Lean methodologies
  • Value stream map (VSM) processes and identify/eliminate waste
  • Lead and train Lean programs and Kaizen/Lean events
  • Evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of existing continuous improvement projects underway - modify, eliminate, and accelerate as appropriate
  • Continually communicate direction and focus
  • Establish and communicate performance standards for team members and consistently compare performance against the standards
  • Develop, interpret and apply required policies and procedures
  • Advise Production Managers on resources, projects, status, and outcomes
  • Assist teams with organizing projects; apply formal project management disciplines and train shop floor and office employee in Lean
  • Construct, as deliverables, Standardized Work Chart, Job Element Sheet, and Work Combination Sheets as required. Update as required.
  • Prepare all required reports and correspondence
  • Solve complex problems with minimal assistance
  • Technical Writing


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Lean, or Continuous Improvement; minimum of 6 years’ experience with leading Lean/Six Sigma transformations; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Advanced training in Lean Manufacturing, 6S, SMED, Standardized Work, Job Instruction and other continuous improvement methodologies preferred
  • Lean, and Toyota Production System (TPS) certifications preferred
  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
  • Innovative team player with customer perspective as highest priority.
  • Intermediate computer skills are required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Sound judgment with the ability to make timely, and sometimes difficult, decisions

Proven ability to:

  • Handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Lead and energize others and build buy-in with multiple stakeholders
  • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
  • Motivated with a high level of energy to champion change
  • Leading Lean/Six Sigma transformations.
  • Advanced Training in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, 6S, SMED, and other continuous improvement methodologies preferred
  • Willing to travel approximately 15% of the time

Able to:

  • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Organize time, set schedules, and meet deadlines; leading by example
  • Achieve results without direct authority


  • Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Leadership attributes and interpersonal skills
  • Project management skills
  • Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills


  • Bachelor’s degree Preferred, Engineering, Lean Or CI
  • Lean or Six Sigma Preferred
  • Toyota Production System (TPS) Preferred
  • Leading Lean/Six Sigma transformations.
  • Advanced Training in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, 6S, SMED, and other continuous improvement methodologies preferred

Otros detalles

  • Grupo de puestos Continuous Improvement
  • Función del puesto Indirect
  • Tipo de pago Salario
  • Bristol, Indiana 46507, EE. UU.