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Continuous Improvement Engineer

US c$ 120,000 Benefits

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Manufacturing & Engineering

US c$ 120,000 Benefits

Location: United States

Continuous Improvement Engineer - Advanced Polymers


US c$ 120,000 Benefits


Memphis, Tennessee - Relocation Assistance available for US Citizens only


Our client is an international manufacturer of advanced polymer materials and is expanding. They need a Continuous Improvement Engineer for their plant in Tennessee.


The Continuous Improvement Engineer will be responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing process improvement initiatives throughout the company to establish and enhance efficiency, quality, and safety with a focus on cost savings.


The Continuous Improvement Engineer will have experience operating in a manufacturing environment while creating information visualization, information flow tracking, optimization, and process modeling.



* Identify, develop, implement process improvement initiatives involving Kaizen events.

* Create information visualization, information flow tracking, optimization, and process modeling.

* Process Analysis and Optimization: Conduct comprehensive assessments of existing manufacturing processes identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement.

* Develop and implement strategies to document and optimize processes and assist in establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) and make processes visual.

* Own process documentation and optimization from define phase to control phase.

* Lead implementation of lean principles; 5S, value stream mapping, and visual management,

* Analyze and make readily available production data, performance metrics, and other KPIs to identify trends, patterns, and opportunities for improvement.

* Use data-driven insights to guide decisions and prioritize projects and develop site dashboards.

* Lead or participate in cross-functional improvement projects, collaborating with departments and teams to drive process improvements, cost reduction, and operational excellence.

* Utilize root cause analysis methodologies to identify the underlying causes of production issues, deviations, and quality concerns.

* Develop and implement effective corrective and preventive actions to address these issues.

* Develop, update, and maintain comprehensive SOPs for manufacturing processes to ensure consistency and compliance with company and industry standards.

* Assist in change management efforts related to process improvements, ensuring successful adoption and sustainability of changes throughout the organization.

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* Collaborate with safety and environmental teams to ensure improvements and changes align with safety regulations, environmental standards, and company policies.

* Benchmark best practices and stay current with latest advancements in continuous improvement methodologies, incorporating relevant strategies into the company's improvement initiatives.



* BS degree in Engineering and 5 years experience in Continuous Improvement ideally Kaizen

* Expertise in lean manufacturing principles, process improvement, data analysis,

* Solid understanding of manufacturing processes, equipment, and industry standards

* Proficiency in process modeling, data analysis, statistical tools, and process mapping techniques

* Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to lead cross-functional teams implementing projects

* Excellent communication skills conveying complex ideas to diverse audiences.

* Demonstrated ability to drive change and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

* Demonstrated results in adding financial value, streamlining processes, increasing production, improving quality and delivering financial results is required.

* Travel up to 25%


To apply without delay please email your CV, for a confidential discussion, Interviews will be held in the USA. Please do not apply if you do not have the right to live and work in the USA. No sponsorship available.. sorry.



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