Continuous Improvement Specialist
Oak Creek, WI Production/Operations
Job Type
Full-time
Description
  • Provides reports on labor data as needed to departments
  • Schedules all production employees with the goal of running all lines as efficiently as possible
  • Communicates, processes and updates new hire evaluations as needed
  • Schedules overtime and adjusts staffing lines within the guidelines of company guidelines and strategies
  • Evaluates direct and indirect labor costs as well as material costs 
  • Helps establish and drive process improvements
  • Participates in Kaizens, brainstorming sessions, workshops, problem solving sessions and process mapping exercises to bring alignment, extract knowledge and improve performance
  • Creates a visual workplace leveraging progressive 5S and visual controls. Promotes plant wide KPIs, integrating data in decision making and prioritization of projects
  • Trains production supervisors and leads to create a culture that can engage employees at all levels in the problem-solving process to achieve plant goals. Drive data-driven, frontline team-based culture
  • Aids in creation and implementation of Best Practices throughout the production floor
  • Responsible for execution for loss analysis and OEE improvement plan 
  • Assists in improving safety performance and culture using Lean tools
  • Conducts Choke Point Analysis, Mass balance, Centerline,5 WHYs, RCA_CAPA and FIT teams



Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Supply Chain/Operations, Food Science, Engineering, or Business or equivalent experience 
  • 3+ years in continuous improvement experience in Manufacturing environment
  • Experience and in depth understanding of lean, TPM, or similar continuous improvement methodologies
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed
  • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills
  • A positive attitude to get the job done
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Excel, Word, and Power Point