Continuous Improvement Engineer

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Deceuninck North America
November 19, 2020
Not specified, OH
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This analytical role is responsible for the constant review of manufacturing processes to identify Continuous Improvement (CI) opportunities that will result in increased efficiency, cost savings, or Customer satisfaction through measurable KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). This position will also require the use of advanced Six-Sigma tools (DMAIC), 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Process FMEA, etc... as the foundation for each of the projects.

The selected candidate will need to have superior communication / presentation skills and the ability to facilitate cross-functional teams from project concept through execution. Excellent coaching skills to sponsor others in lower lever Green belt projects is also required.

The successful candidate will understand project management techniques to ensure projects are: on time, within budget, and meet project scope. This role will report directly to the Director of Quality Assurance.

Essential Functions:

Work with management to identify new process improvement opportunities in the areas of quality, cost, performance, and preventive and predictive maintenance.

Analyze and identify opportunities to reduce process variation, improve process capabilities and optimize process performance.

Evaluate and analyze current process metrics and performance to identify areas requiring improvements.

May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following which are from the competency library.

Company Core Values are allocated to every position in DNA while Position Specific are allocated to a specific position.

Company Core Values:

路 Be Fair

路 Act from Integrity

路 Respect Each Individual

路 Nurture Growth & Development

Position Specific:

路 Communication

路 Customer Passion & Commitment

路 Innovation & Continuous Improvement

路 Management of Financial Resources

路 Leadership

路 Instructing and Developing Others

路 Productivity, Execution & Drive for Results

路 Strategic Agility


路 Bachelor鈥檚 degree in Engineering

路 5 Years of experience successfully managing CI projects

路 Six- Sigma Certification (Black Belt)

路 Excellent Communication, Presentation, and leadership skills

路 Statistical analysis experience (Minitab)




(Options: Baseline, Familiar, Proficient, Advanced & Mastery

Project Management

Advanced and Mastery

Six Sigma and standardized lean techniques and concepts

Advanced and Mastery

Experienced in change management to establish an agile

Advanced and Mastery

Communication and presentation skills

Advanced and Mastery

Continuous Improvement

Advanced and Master


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate may regularly be required to do manual tasks which include the use of hands to finger and hand controls. Tasks may also require the ability to talk or hear. The associate may frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Other abilities include possessing the capacity to learn, concentrate, think and read. Oftentimes the associate will be communicating and interacting with others while working.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the associate(s) in this position. Associate(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

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