Continuous Improvement Engineer 59057

Twitter Facebook
Creston, IA
$80,000 - $100,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Oct 19, 2017
Job ID
Our client is a leader in food processing, and has been in business for over 100 years. The company has seen net sales exceeding $1.5 billion. The community is within a day’s drive to Des Moines, Omaha, and Kansas City.

Responsibilities of the Continuous Improvement Engineer:
  • Leading Continuous Improvement projects or activities with plant management;
  • Using CI and Lean tools and analytical skills to identify and prioritize CI projects;
  • Coordinating cross-functional project groups including Quality, Corporate Engineering, Supply Chain, and R&D to develop and implement process improvements;
  • Developing and providing CI/Lean training on site;
  • Identifying and securing resources;
  • Organizing relevant data and preparing project scopes, cost estimates, assisting in the preparation of capital project requests;
  • This position reports to the Director of CI.
Education:  4-year degree required; Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical Engineering or related disciplines preferred.

 Required Skills for the Continuous Improvement Engineer:
  • Food or consumer packaged goods manufacturing experience;
  • 5+ years of experience implementing and sustaining continuous improvement programs including Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Total Productive Manufacturing, Statistical Process Control, etc.;
  • Skills in yield optimization and cost reduction, process cycle time, capability analysis, design of experiment, etc.;
  • Black Belt certification is preferred;
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret data to make decisions;
  • Above average skills in Microsoft Excel;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.