Sr. Continuous Improvement Engineer
The Senior Continuous Improvement Engineer leads, manages and guides the lean manufacturing evolution at the plant level and across global processes. This role integrates the Deluxe Lean Enterprise System to develop and deploy lean knowledge, culture, principles, tools and techniques primarily within the plant and across the Fulfillment Organization as applicable. This position is a key leadership partner with the Director of Manufacturing Operations in achieving site level KPIs, leads rapid change, and supports a growing and dynamic manufacturing site.
Lead the Lean Enterprise integration and deployment at the plant level
Identify, lead, support, track, assess and report progress on the implementation and use of lean manufacturing techniques within the plant and across multi-site global processes
Identify and share best practices from inside and outside the plant with other plants and with Corporate Lean Manufacturing personnel
Develop strategy for implementation of Lean Enterprise with senior management teams at designated job site. Evaluate and prioritize needs based on input from various groups of stakeholders within the organization
Identify, coordinate, and initiate process improvements with the production and associated shared support functions
Create and maintain a Lean toolkit that can include: 5S, Kaizen quick change over, value stream mapping, mistake proofing and line balancing
Develop and facilitate joint projects with customers and suppliers as needed to support key product-based value streams
Assist employees at all levels with implementation of all elements of the Lean Enterprise. This includes strong technical direction as well as providing resource and organizational support when needed. Facilitate learning activities (kaizen blitzes, action plan reviews) within the plant
Provide strong participation and coordination with the Deluxe Lean Enterprise System; including involvement in training, sharing best practices with business partners.
Responsible for supporting site level results including cost, quality, service, spoilage
Basic Qualifications (BQs)
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering
6+ years successful manufacturing experience driving continuous process improvements
Experience in the use and training of lean methodologies including VSM, kaizen events, Kanban design, 5S, quick changeover, mistake proofing
Strong achievement orientation; demonstrates strong personal drive, initiative and persistence; is motivated by challenges and determined in the face of setbacks
Strong interpersonal skills; develops and maintains effective working relationships with a diverse spectrum of people/customers (ex. Leadership, peers, internal and external customers)
Ability to drive cultural change; challenges the status quo and looks for ways to improve team and organizational performance; champions new initiatives and inspires others to make changes
Ability to analyze problems and make decisions; effectively analyzes issues and makes sound, logical business decisions in a timely manner
Strong Excel abilities; proficiency with Microsoft suite (PowerPoint, Word)
Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications (PQs)
Six Sigma training and /or experience
Project management experience
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Time Type: Full time
Shift Type: First Shift (United States of America)
Work Status: Permanent
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