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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Muncie
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewThe Continuous Improvement Engineer is responsible for developing and implementing a plant-wide team system to develop a culture of improving key performance indicators such as manufacturing OEE, product quality, waste reduction, energy conservation, safety and operating costs. The CI Engineer will utilize Lean, and 5S methodologies, techniques, and tools to facilitate the transfer of such learning in the plant and develop and support continuous improvement activities consistent with business goals. Focus is on conducting these activities in conjunction with other organizational functional leaders and management to solicit support for implementing continuous improvements to all processes. Direction, guidance, and support will be given from the upper management team.Responsibilities

  • Develop a Lean/Six Sigma strategy for the plant to include specific goals, objectives, timetables, action plans, and key leader (hourly and salaried) enlistment strategies
  • Train and mentor the leadership team and engineering staff in the principles, methods, and applications of the Lean process such that continuous improvement efforts are integrated into change management processes
  • Coordinate plant level Lean/Six Sigma initiatives with Element Resource's continuous improvement initiatives to ensure optimum use of resources and minimize redundancies
  • Daily plant walk-through and inspections to assist coordination with functional leaders, supervisors, and hourly associates in identifying improvement opportunities within the plant and develop justifications to substantiate predetermined potential cost savings to the plant.
  • Conduct time and motion studies and/or utilize value stream mapping and process charting establish and validate production standards and to troubleshoot and streamline work flows
  • Participate in training and development programs including all areas of environmental, health and safety issues, especially those dealing with proper handling of hazardous materials and hazardous waste
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, work procedures, standard operating practices, and directions without immediate supervision
  • Have independent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Other duties as assignedQualificationsEducation, Experience, Certifications:
    • BS degree required in science, statistics or engineering
    • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from and accredited organization
    • Black Belt preferred
    • Minimum of 4 years' experience in a leadership position leading technical employees
    • 10 years' experience in industrial manufacturing environment with excellent track record of business results and increasingly higher levels of responsibility in line operations or engineering leadership roles. Control logic and SIX experience a plus. Include a Basic Chemical knowledgeEEO StatementElement Resources is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.About StatementElement Resources () is one of the largest battery recycling companies in the United States. Recycling recovers 99% of all lead received at our recycling centers. Every year we recycle millions of pounds of lead and recover and neutralize millions of gallons of sulfuric acid. Our robust, highly controlled recycling process is a critical part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Muncie , Continuous Improvement Engineer, Engineering , Muncie, Indiana

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