Continuous Improvement Engineer

  • location: Orangeburg, SC
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $82,000 - $94,000 per year

job description

Continuous Improvement Engineer

job summary:
A manufacturer of outdoor power equipment needs a Continuous Improvement Engineer for a direct-hire role in Orangeburg, SC. The primary focus of this position is to provide strategic direction and leadership in the area of continuous improvement and new production requirements for manufacturability.

Qualifications:

  • BS degree required - Masters of Business degree preferred
  • 7 years minimum experience and/or training in LEAN or Six Sigma
  • Previous leadership experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Experience working in a large, multi-national organization
  • Effective leadership skills, including the ability to build and influence professional relationships throughout the facility, regardless of level.
  • Proven management-level skills in Continuous Improvement arena.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to link and interpret plant operational metrics to financial performance, communicate/present findings, and make recommendations.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and work independently to meet reporting deadlines.
  • strong attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • strong computer skills, including proficient use of accounting systems, as well as MS Office software applications, ERP/MRP proficiency and JDE as needed.
  • Ability to travel to domestic (and possibly international) locations as required.
  • Willingness to work extended hours and weekends as necessary.
 
location: Orangeburg, South Carolina
job type: Permanent
salary: $82,000 - 94,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Organize continuous improvement structure for the plant to include:
  • Development and standardization of continuous improvement processes;
  • Coaching and developing plant personnel in continuous improvement competencies, such as lean manufacturing, 5S, and project planning activities;
  • Coordinate and direct kaizen activities that result in process improvements
  • Lead site planning process to maximize floor space, minimize lead time, and optimize flow.
  • Lead cost reduction activities and projects.
  • Provide guidance and support for new model launches.
  • Collaborate and help prioritize manufacturing engineering projects in production areas throughout the plant.
  • Support and assist manufacturing Business Owners in costing of new models to identify opportunities for cost reductions.
  • Promote implementation of HOS into daily work activities.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing engineering to gather production information to establish metrics that can be used to determine performance standards, manpower requirements, production capacities, and future cost improvement opportunities.
  • Identify and coordinate training and development of CI initiatives.
  • Identify/coordinate HOS training for the Orangeburg facility.
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qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 7 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Six Sigma

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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