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Lead Continuous Improvement Engineer

Company: O'Neal Industries, Inc.
Location: Hamilton
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

+ Process Analysis and Optimization: Analyzing existing processes, identifying bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement, and developing strategies to optimize them. This involves studying production data, conducting time studies, value stream mapping, and applying lean principles such as 5S, Kaizen, and Six Sigma.
+ Continuous Improvement Initiatives: Leading and implementing continuous improvement projects to enhance productivity, reduce waste, increase efficiency, and improve quality within business operations. This includes collaborating on improvement goals, developing action plans, coordinating cross-functional teams, and monitoring progress.
+ Lean Methodologies Implementation: Applying Lean Manufacturing principles and methodologies to streamline processes and eliminate waste throughout the product cycle. This includes facilitating lean workshops, training employees on lean concepts, and promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
+ Data Analysis and Reporting: Collecting and analyzing data related to key performance indicators (KPIs), process metrics, and production output to identify trends, patterns, and areas for improvement. Generating reports and presenting findings to management and stakeholders to support data-driven decision-making.
+ Standardization and Documentation: Developing and maintaining standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions, and visual aids to ensure consistent and standardized processes across the manufacturing floor. Updating and revising documentation as needed to reflect process improvements.
+ Change Management: Leading change management efforts by effectively communicating process changes, providing training and support to employees, and addressing concerns or resistance to change. Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure smooth implementation of process improvements.
+ Root Cause Analysis: Conducting root cause analysis to identify the underlying causes of problems or non-conformities in the manufacturing processes. Using tools such as 5 Whys, Fishbone Diagrams, or Pareto Analysis to determine the root causes and implementing corrective actions.
+ Lean Culture Development: Promoting a culture of continuous improvement and lean thinking throughout the organization. Encouraging employee engagement, involvement, and empowerment in suggesting and implementing improvement ideas.
Education and Background:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field.
Relevant certifications in Lean Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, or Quality Management (e.g., Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Practitioner, etc.) may be preferred.
Knowledge and Experience:
+ Strong understanding of continuous improvement methodologies and principles, such as Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act), and other process improvement frameworks.
+ Experience in process analysis, data analysis, root cause analysis, and problem-solving techniques.
+ Familiarity with statistical analysis and tools for process improvement.
Technical Skills:
+ Proficiency in process mapping and process improvement tools, such as Value Stream Mapping, SIPOC (Supplier-Input-Process-Output-Customer), DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control), and others.
+ Ability to use statistical software and data analysis tools like Minitab, JMP, or Excel for data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Communication and Collaboration:
+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
+ Ability to facilitate workshops, trainings, and meetings to drive process improvement initiatives and gain buy-in from team members.
Project Management:
+ Experience in project management, including defining project scopes, creating project plans, tracking progress, and delivering results within timelines and budget constraints.
+ Ability to lead and manage multiple improvement projects simultaneously.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK This is a full-time position. Hours of work are 40 hours per week Monday through Friday 8 am 5 pm or as agreed upon hiring.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: O'Neal Industries, Inc., Hamilton , Lead Continuous Improvement Engineer, Engineering , Hamilton, Ohio

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