Continuous Improvement Coordinator

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Job Title: Continous Improvement Coordinator
Reports to: Manager of Quality
Department: Quality
Location: Marinette, WI
Status: Full Time
Classification: Exempt

General Summary:

Lead and coordinate companywide process improvement events to increase efficiencies, effectiveness and reduce costs in accordance with the principles of Lean.  Train other employees and facilitate cross-functional teams to reduce waste and improve the flow of material and information throughout the entire organization.

Essential Job Functions Include:

  • Lead and hold accountable cross functional teams on companywide opportunity identification, pre-project ROI calculations, goal deployment/completion and post-ROI audits to document savings.
  • Manage and facilitate the continuous improvement program.
  • Work closely with all manufacturing, administrative, and support departments, as needed, to achieve process improvements and efficiency increases.
  • Develop tools to measure, and make recommendations, to continuously minimize costs, minimize overtime, improve quality, and maximize efficiency.

Secondary Job Functions:

  • Complete employee evaluations within expected timeframes.
  • Participate in the evaluation of new employee hires.
  • Assist in quality related tasks.
  • Get along with coworkers.
  • Train others in Lean Concepts where appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate excellent time management and problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Solid knowledge and application of Lean Manufacturing Techniques.
  • Proficient use of methodical problem solving techniques (i.e., PDCA, DMAIC).
  • Demonstrate proficient computer skills (TCM, Word, Excel)
  • Exercise good interpersonal and communication skills – ability to communicate effectively with all levels of authority.
  • Exhibit effective leadership in all job functions.
  • Exercise strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Adapt to changing requirements with minimal interruption of normal work-flow.
  • Must get along well with others.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to actively move through office space to work with staff.
  • Vision must be correctable to allow reading/viewing of documents and computer screen.
  • Hearing must be correctable to allow extensive use of telephone and voicemail as well as participate in discussions among large groups.
  • Mobility and coordination must allow for required tasks to be performed.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years past experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Lean coordinating experience.
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