Continuous Improvement Engineer

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We are currently recruiting for a Continuous Improvement Engineer to be based in Blackburn on a permanent basis.

Key responsibilities

As the Continuous improvement Champion, you will be in charge of analyzing current production procedures and processes across the areas of Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing and Logistics and look for means to make the Business processes more efficient while reducing wastage and ideally cost savings.

Typical Duties and Responsibilties

  • To identify and deliver improvement activity across the business through employing process improvement methodologies and the application of innovative thinking
  • Serve as a coach and mentor with all business stakeholders to build a continuous improvement environment to support an ongoing change to improve culture
  • Promote, educate, and lead team members in lean tools, such as Value Stream Mapping, Flow, Rapid Problem Solving, Total Productive Maintenance, 5S, Built in Quality, etc
  • Facilitate by identification, coaching and training the reduction of the 7(+1) wastes
  • Own and develop the data capture system within the UK and any other software and metrics to monitor progress of CI
  • Identify trends and variations from any CI monitoring system
  • Encourage, lead and coordinate all SMED activities
  • Identify and present potential Lean / Six Sigma projects with a good business case and support projects owned by others
  • Ensure the maintaining of all CI documentation such as SOP and OPL’s is conducted to an adequate level

Education / Experience

  • Experience working in a lean manufacturing role
  • Trained in Lean disciplines
  • Strong Facilitator Skills
  • Good interpersonal skills to develop teams
  • Six Sigma trained
  • Knowledge of Kaizan principles
  • Knowledge of 5s
  • Project management experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including diversity for different levels
  • Professional approach with an appreciation of confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong Teamwork skills
  • Experience of completing audits

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