Continuous Improvement Engineer
Hill Phoenix - Colonial Heights, VA

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Hill Phoenix - Display Case Division

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Hill PHOENIX is looking for the best and brightest!

S hows a positive image and attitude
T reats others with respect
A ble to adapt to change
R eadily accepts additional responsibilities
S hows a willingness to be a team player

Position overview
This position is primarily responsible for the systematic identification and elimination of waste across all business functions, providing the selected candidate with opportunities to influence a diverse range of departments and disciplines in the process. The CI Engineer will accomplish their objectives both as an individual contributor and as a team leader, and will be expected to help build & foster a business environment that embraces kaizen / continuous improvement (CI) as a key to the company’s ongoing growth and success.

Duties and essential work functions

Identifying opportunities to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the company’s cash conversion cycle.
Using formal, data-driven problem-solving and implementation methodologies (e.g., 6-sigma, etc.) to drive their initiatives forward and deliver results.
Leading & participating in lean initiatives, such as 5S, value stream teams, and blitz events.
Identifying and leading projects that support the company’s environmental sustainability goals and initiatives.
Training individuals and teams in the use of basic lean / productivity tools to promote a culture of kaizen at all levels.
Writing business cases and capital expenditure requests to justify & support potential CI projects.
Working with manufacturing, quality assurance, and other teams when cross-functional problem solving initiatives are required.
Working with industrial engineering and accounting to determine the financial impact of continuous improvement activities.
Supporting industrial and manufacturing engineering departments by leading facility upgrade and equipment installation projects.
Developing training material, operating procedures, and work instructions and training individuals and teams as needed in updated processes and procedures.
Organizing meetings, events, and associated logistics related to CI activity.
Project a positive, solution seeking attitude in all business interactions.
Solve complex business problems in both office and manufacturing environments.
Employ a variety of CI / problem-solving tools and know when each is appropriate to use.
Reject status quo and think beyond roadblocks, past experience, current practices to overcome hurdles and employ creative solutions.
Work well in team environments, both as individual contributor and leader.
Motivate others to participate, support, and share your enthusiasm and vision.
Effectively communicate verbally, visually, and in writing to sell your ideas to various levels within the organization.
Adapt and stay flexible within multiple business environments and audiences.
Work at ease in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Work experience and/or Education requirements

The minimum education requirements for this role are:
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering or Business Administration OR bachelor’s degree in any discipline with subsequent relevant work experience.
Certified 6-sigma green belt OR successful completion of at least one formal lean / CI certification program with subsequent relevant work experience.

Required experience for this role includes:
At least 5 years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment.
At least 2 years of experience in a dedicated lean or CI capacity with a quantifiable track record of results.
In depth knowledge of lean / CI tools with practical application experience.
Previous experience in team leadership or project management roles.

The ideal candidate will also possess:
Master’s degree in Industrial / Manufacturing discipline, Business Administration, or other applicable major.
Previous experience in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineer or Quality Assurance within a manufacturing environment.
6-sigma black belt certification.
Ability to develop database applications using Microsoft Access.
Ability to analyze data using advanced statistical software (MINITAB, etc.).
Previous experience working in an AS 400 business system environment.
Previous experience leading a significant lean system implementation.

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