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Continuous Improvement & Lean Engineer

Job Description

Directs and coordinates completion of Lean and Continuous Improvement engineering activities within area of assigned responsibility. Responsible for leading plant-wide and department level performance improvement initiatives that positively impact cost, quality, safety, material flow and productivity. This position is a seasoned professional with solid CI experience who can develop a CI culture through leadership, expertise and collaboration. This position will work with operations to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways and lead initiatives to ensure changes are sustained.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Advance Integer's Manufacturing Excellence culture based on the Integer Production System and it's five system focus areas:
    • Strategy Alignment through Hoshin Planning, Sales, Inventory and Operations' Planning (SiOP) and Value Stream Mapping
    • Leadership of Sustained Change through Production Monitoring & Improvement (PMIP) activities and deployment of Leaders Standard Work
    • Standardization through Workplace Organization & Visual Controls, Manufacturing Standardized Work and Manufacturing Associate Training and Certification
    • Associate Engagement through Standardized Problem Solving for Everyone, Behavior Based Safety and Improvement Idea Systems
    • Systems & Process Optimization through principles of Built in Quality, Optimized Scheduling & Material System Designs, Work Cell Design and Total Productive Maintenance.
  • Lead training on lean principles and concepts to ensure site employees have a solid working knowledge of how to apply them to achieve improvements in manufacturing and office transactional processes
  • Provide facilitation, training, and leadership of cross-functional teams to conduct kaizen events and implement lean tool set (e.g. Cell Design, 5S, Standardized Work, SMED (Set-up reduction), Kanban, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Overall Efficiency (OE), Material and Information Flow)
  • Train and coach plant personnel to independently conduct lean and CI activities
  • Work with operations teams to identify, quantify and track cost reduction opportunities
  • Facilitate and coach associates in the application of structured problem-solving techniques
  • Works with plant leadership teams to define, develop and deploy best manufacturing practices across site.
  • Participate in the development of production plans with representatives from other departments such as Manufacturing, Planning, Supply Chain and Customer Operations to ensure that manufacturing performance standards meet customer requirements.
  • Assist and coach operations in the implementation and maintenance of the Performance Measurement and Improvement Process (PMIP).
  • Adheres to Integer's Values and all safety, environmental, security and quality requirements including, but not limited to: Quality Management Systems (QMS), Safety, Environmental and Security Management Systems, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, company policies and operating procedures, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum Education: A Bachelor's degree, preferably in an engineering field. Equivalency may be considered for someone with a science degree along with solid lean experience.
  • Minimum Experience: 3 to 5 years' experience working in a Lean/Continuous Improvement role.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Special Skills:
  • Evidence that you learn, retain and apply knowledge.
  • Able to share examples of accumulated technical learnings and experiences that link directly to outlined expectations of this role.
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles and issues encountered in a Lean Culture change
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple responsibilities and projects
  • An experienced eye for analyzing current and future states processes
  • Strong presentation/facilitation skills
  • Self-driven to seek out Continuous Improvement opportunities

Job Requirements

 

Job Snapshot

Location US-NY-Alden
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Other
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Company Overview

Integer Holdings Corporation

Integer is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local law. Greatbatch will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, please contact us at 716-759-5412. Learn More

Contact Information

US-NY-Alden
Cara Moss
(716) 759-5600
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Integer Holdings Corporation
Company:
US-NY-Alden
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Other
Store Type:

Job Description

Directs and coordinates completion of Lean and Continuous Improvement engineering activities within area of assigned responsibility. Responsible for leading plant-wide and department level performance improvement initiatives that positively impact cost, quality, safety, material flow and productivity. This position is a seasoned professional with solid CI experience who can develop a CI culture through leadership, expertise and collaboration. This position will work with operations to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways and lead initiatives to ensure changes are sustained.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Advance Integer's Manufacturing Excellence culture based on the Integer Production System and it's five system focus areas:
    • Strategy Alignment through Hoshin Planning, Sales, Inventory and Operations' Planning (SiOP) and Value Stream Mapping
    • Leadership of Sustained Change through Production Monitoring & Improvement (PMIP) activities and deployment of Leaders Standard Work
    • Standardization through Workplace Organization & Visual Controls, Manufacturing Standardized Work and Manufacturing Associate Training and Certification
    • Associate Engagement through Standardized Problem Solving for Everyone, Behavior Based Safety and Improvement Idea Systems
    • Systems & Process Optimization through principles of Built in Quality, Optimized Scheduling & Material System Designs, Work Cell Design and Total Productive Maintenance.
  • Lead training on lean principles and concepts to ensure site employees have a solid working knowledge of how to apply them to achieve improvements in manufacturing and office transactional processes
  • Provide facilitation, training, and leadership of cross-functional teams to conduct kaizen events and implement lean tool set (e.g. Cell Design, 5S, Standardized Work, SMED (Set-up reduction), Kanban, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Overall Efficiency (OE), Material and Information Flow)
  • Train and coach plant personnel to independently conduct lean and CI activities
  • Work with operations teams to identify, quantify and track cost reduction opportunities
  • Facilitate and coach associates in the application of structured problem-solving techniques
  • Works with plant leadership teams to define, develop and deploy best manufacturing practices across site.
  • Participate in the development of production plans with representatives from other departments such as Manufacturing, Planning, Supply Chain and Customer Operations to ensure that manufacturing performance standards meet customer requirements.
  • Assist and coach operations in the implementation and maintenance of the Performance Measurement and Improvement Process (PMIP).
  • Adheres to Integer's Values and all safety, environmental, security and quality requirements including, but not limited to: Quality Management Systems (QMS), Safety, Environmental and Security Management Systems, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, company policies and operating procedures, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum Education: A Bachelor's degree, preferably in an engineering field. Equivalency may be considered for someone with a science degree along with solid lean experience.
  • Minimum Experience: 3 to 5 years' experience working in a Lean/Continuous Improvement role.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Special Skills:
  • Evidence that you learn, retain and apply knowledge.
  • Able to share examples of accumulated technical learnings and experiences that link directly to outlined expectations of this role.
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles and issues encountered in a Lean Culture change
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple responsibilities and projects
  • An experienced eye for analyzing current and future states processes
  • Strong presentation/facilitation skills
  • Self-driven to seek out Continuous Improvement opportunities

Job Requirements

 
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