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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Company: Vogrinc & Short, Inc.
Location: Janesville
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Continuous Improvement Specialist (CIS) is the champion of safety and lean manufacturing best practices for the company. Using customer feedback and other data sources the CIS works with members of the company to improve processes, policies, and procedures. This position will establish and drive continuous improvement for the business and will interface with all departments.

The successful candidate will identify opportunities for improvement and define the issues; identify objectives; consider current procedures and measure performance; recommend and implement optimal solutions; measure observed improvements; draft documents and provide reports to management.


--- Manages the continuous-improvement program defines continuous-improvement needs; identifies team members and the role of each person; plans activities; determines corrective measures; implements the project and performs follow-up.
--- Improves policies, procedures, and processes identifies opportunities for improvement and defines the issues; identifies objectives; considers current procedures and measures performance; recommends and implements optimal solutions; measures observed improvements; drafts documents and reports.
--- Advises and assists personnel ensures the management of changes; proposes solutions to achieve objectives; facilitates the implementation of continuous-improvement projects; supports employees and the management team; provides training.
--- Apply Lean Manufacturing and\or Six Sigma tools and methodology throughout the manufacturing facility and processes.
--- Develop design for manufacturability on new and existing products.
--- Drive the standardization of processes and implementation of metrics and best practices.
--- Production process development with full documentation support.
--- Maintain KPI targets in line with business strategy.
--- Assist in setting annual operational targets and drive improvements to achieve those targets.
--- Identify and implement modern technologies, specification of requirements, Capex justification, planning and implementation.
--- Promote efficiency and safety on the shop floor.


--- 1 to 3 years' experience working on lean based continuous improvement projects in a manufacturing/production environment.
--- An Associate degree in manufacturing, engineering or related field is desirable.
--- Lean certification of black belt is preferred, green belt minimum.
--- Proven success using Lean Manufacturing principles and data driven decision making to improve performance.
--- Excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong presentation, and communication skills required.

Keywords: Vogrinc & Short, Inc., Janesville , Continuous Improvement Specialist, Other , Janesville, Wisconsin

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