Senior Continuous Improvement Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

Job Summary:

  • Recommend process solutions that optimize end-to-end supply chain’s productivity, efficiency, safety, quality, and customer service standards. Leverage time studies and value stream maps to establish, quantify and predict the impact of proposed process changes.

  • The Senior Continuous Improvement Engineer is the onsite trainer of Lean and coordinates Lean activities within the distribution center adhering to Supply Chain Lean principles/practices as managed by the HQ Lean team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Continuous Improvement Engineer leads the local team in organizing, reviewing and scheduling process improvement events.
  • Drives process improvements and eliminates losses through the use of Kaizen workshops, Kaizens and Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
  • The Senior Continuous Improvement Engineer is the Distribution Center strength on Lean concepts, Lean tools and time and motion studies.
  • Quantifies the operational impacts of strategic projects and initiatives by conducting workflow analyses, value engineering, and operations research.
  • Seeks to inculcate a Lean Culture by actively participating in process improvement opportunities and involving team members in process improvement work.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders in developing project charters, strategy A3s, project A3s, resource alignment and quantifying the financial impact of projects.
  • Regularly reports the progress, milestones, savings, and other key aspects of active projects.
  • This role is a teacher, mentor, and coach to others. Develops and mentors a direct report(s) through training, informal coaching sessions and the performance management process. Builds and maintains employee morale while ensuring the team is appropriately trained on the required competencies. Fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years of experience in either a distribution or manufacturing environment OR High School Diploma/GED and 6 years of experience within either a distribution or manufacturing environment.
  • At least 1 year of experience assisting management with devising strategies.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience at an advanced level with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • At least 1 year of experience with the indirect management of team members, including assisting in the development, training and completion of process improvement projects.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
  • BS in Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Black Belt certification from an industry leading Six Sigma training provider whose certification process requires the completion of two projects.
  • Experience influencing others without formal lines of authority.
  • At least one year of Lean experience in manufacturing or logistics environment.
  • Experience with work measurement, time studies and the creation of SOPs.
  • Experience at an advanced level with Access and Visio software.