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Continuous Improvement Engineer
Waterloo, IA

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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Waterloo, IA

$80-100K plus bonus 

Our Waterloo, IA manufacturing client is looking to hire a Continuous Improvement Engineer.  The CI Engineer will ensure delivery of process innovation and continuous improvement initiatives across multi-jurisdictions. It will play an important role in helping to foster a culture of sustainable change through the creation and embedding of LEAN methodology, and the supporting framework, to deliver business transformation. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To identify and deliver service improvement activity across the business through employing process improvement methodologies and the application of innovative thinking.
  • To work with key business stakeholders, and multi-jurisdictional ‘LEAN champions’, to build a continuous improvement environment to support an ongoing program of change.
  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities
  • Lead and facilitate LEAN/process improvement-based workshops to drive ideas and solutions
  • Support the delivery of better value and greater efficiency through the identification and elimination of unnecessary complexity within business processes and identification of better ways of working
  • Identify trends and process variations as part of establishing a continuous improvement monitoring system.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a ‘best-in-class’ continuous improvement strategy.
  • Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material, and utilities
  • Recommend revision to methods of operation, material handling, equipment layout, or other changes to increase production or improve standards.
  • Recommend modifications to existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.
  • Prepare charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, material handling, and machine utilization and enter data into computer for analysis
  • Evaluate data and write reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.
  • Create and maintain products in ERP system, including materials, time, routing, coefficients, and cost
  • Make inventory adjustments in the ERP system on the first of every month
  • Perform time and motion studies as necessary for continuous improvement and operator release

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum Associate degree
  • Excellent understanding of continuous improvement concepts including Six Sigma, Lean, value stream mapping
  • Lean Six Sigma Experience
  • Requires Siemens Technology


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