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Process Improvement Engineer
Hayward, CA

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The Process Improvement Engineer (PIE) Leader is responsible for maintaining & improving true efficiency (TE), running efficiency (RE), production system capabilities, and operational stability. Responsibilities include cost efficiency, continuous improvements on processes, service, and safety. The PIE develops mastery of the processes they are assigned to and uses that mastery to deliver improved TE, quality, and yield.

Major Tasks, Accountabilities and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Centerline System management, including its development, maintenance & leading change management initiatives.

  • Responsible for loss analysis & TE improvement plan development, plan execution leadership, and results tracking

  • Facilitate Lean Six Sigma (LSS) project management throughout the plant

  • Responsible for rapid changeover activities including principles, target setting, and leading successful efforts reducing changeover time to achieve challenging objectives.

  • Lead analytical troubleshooting & problem solving

  • Develop annual operating plan, yield, and fixed budgets. Coach and train others on these as well.

  • Deliver effective change leadership – driving business changes while minimizing people impact
  • Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist teams to solve operational issues

  • Understand the fundamental tools & methodologies of the following TPM pillars – FI, AM, PM, EM
  • Understand the CQV process – Commissioning, Qualification, Verification process

  • Provide weekly, period, and ‘Year to Date’ reliability and variability downtime analysis support to the operation.

  • Apply reliability expertise to stabilize and improve the operation, driving variation down and seeking improved TE through capital, procedural, and operational improvements in both planned and unplanned downtime areas.

  • Assist in plant initiatives and direct line supervision as needed

  • Requires regular presence on the plant floor
  • Requires lifting up to 40 lbs. occasionally

  • Required to work off-shift and weekends
  • This role may require some travel (less than 5%)


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field

  • Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major continuous improvement projects.

  • 2 + years of manufacturing experience in a consumer products manufacturing operation

  • Ability to conduct assessments and audits and evaluate to measure progress.
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision-making

  • Ability to work in a results oriented, challenging environment

  • Strong leadership with the ability to get results through mentoring others

  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills

  • This position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States

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