Continious Improvement Engineer

New Albany, OH
Apr 15, 2017
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Job Description


The Continuous Improvement Engineer plans, directs and facilitates activities to drive improvements toward Operational Excellence targets across the site. Leading kaizen activities, training and coaching employees, and tracking action plan s and results. Works closely with all functions document improvements, standardized work, and other tools and methods to optimize filling line performance and drive continuous improvement plans. Understands and implements company and customer written procedures in accordance with cGMP and other governmental regulations.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Drives continuous improvements throughout all areas of the operation.
  • Facilitates Kaizen works; enables teams to have the proper tools and structure to drive improvements
  • Supports manufacturing operations by troubleshooting issues and process improvement.
  • Develops and implements processes and systems to measure line performance and prioritize improvement areas.
  • Provides training on key improvement tools including Lean tools, Problem Solving / DMAIC, etc.
  • Assists with KPI implementation and factory performance information strategy
  • Coaches employees in Kaizen and other team-oriented organizational improvement methods
  • Tracks improvement project and submits summaries and updates.
  • Provides training to line leads, operators, and mechanics as needed in key SOPs and improvement methodologies.
  • Cpk's and Ppk's to determine process capability using MiniTab software package
  • Control chart development using Minitab
  • Black Belt mentoring/training for certification of internal black belts through ASQ
  • Maintain and update plant and line layout drawings using AutoCad
  • Production simulations using ProModel software to determine most efficient approach to planning
  • Time studies using MTM and stopwatch for line balancing and cost determination
  • FMEA's to identify potential failure modes
  • Root cause analysis tools (5P, 8D, Fault Tree Analysis)
  • Supports Health & Safety programs

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent; preferably Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a production environment (preferably FDA regulated) with both high speed and agile filling and packaging systems.
  • Trained and experienced in Lean tools, Six Sigma methodologies, and a track record of hands-on implementation

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Familiar with a variety of the liquid filling / packaging practices and procedures
  • Skilled in facilitation & training of improvement methods
  • Thorough knowledge of Minitab, AutoCad and advanced statistics
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • A team-builder and team-player.
  • Good understanding of FDA Good Manufacturing Practices Regulations (GMP's) and OSHA safety requirements.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic.
  • Strong communication (both written and oral), interpersonal, team building and organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and manage time efficiently and effectively.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Able to work overtime & weekends as required.
  • Wear hairnet, safety glasses, long pants, steel toe shoes/boots and any other uniform standards.
  • Read, comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Sit, bend, stoop, climb, and stand for long periods of time in one place.
  • Lift items up to 50lbs

Company Description
Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC) is North America's leading personal care contract manufacturer and custom formulator. Across four locations, KDC is serving the fastest growing brands in the Health & Beauty Industry.

New Albany, OH


Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:31:28 PDT