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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Salary:
95000
Posted:
November 29, 2017

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Objectives

Obtain a Continuous Improvement / Operations Management position in a World Class Manufacturing / Lean Enterprise Company with growth opportunity within the Company.

Experience

Kellogg, Louisville, KY

May 2017 – October 2017 Manufacturing Reliability Resource Site Leader

Direct & Lead 3 Manufacturing Reliability Resources to drive performance improvements.

Focus on negative variance reductions through Lean Methodology. Specifically Standard Work, Waste Identification / Elimination, Mistake-Proofing Start-up / Change-Over processes to ensure 1st Hour Full Power.

Facilitate Cost Savings Program targeting $4.5-$5.5 mm in savings annually. Drive Continuous Improvement identification to operator levels

Radial, Inc. (formally eBay Enterprise), Louisville, KY

July 2014 – May 2017 Process Improvement Manager

Facilitate and lead various Kaizen events throughout plant resulting in double digit improvements. Kaizen Teams consisted of 80%+ Hourly Associates and No More than 20% Managers / Supervisors.

Provide key input into the development of the Facility’s Lean Transformation based on KPI performance.

Responsible for working with the leadership team to plan, execute, monitor and continuously improve facility and corporate objectives through leadership team updates.

Lean Line Design Methodology used to develop New Processes introduced to the facility.

TRW Automotive, Marshall, IL

September 2011 – June 2014 Lean Promotional Officer / Industrial Engineer

Manage Continuous Improvement Savings Program (CIS). Target Savings $3-4 million annually or 6 – 7% of Controllable Operating Cost.

Conduct Green Belt Certification, Lean Orientation, Lean Awareness, and Minitab Refresher Courses as needed.

Facilitate Kaizen Workshops involving Salary and Hourly Associates.

Mentor Green Belts after training to ensure Certification.

Provide key input into the development of the Facility’s Lean Transformation based on results from semi-annual Operational Effectiveness Assessments.

Responsible for working with the leadership team to plan, execute, monitor and continuously improve facility and corporate objectives through weekly and monthly leadership team updates.

Provide supporting documentation in relation of customer request and external certifications. (TS 16949, ISO 14001)

Responsible for Industrial Engineering related duties for specific product categories: Capacity & Capital Planning, Engineering Labor Standards, New Product Line Launch and Project Management.

Carlisle Engineered Transportation Systems, Jackson, TN

April 2010 – September 2011 Process Engineer

$60 million New Plant Start-Up / 3 Plant Consolidation.

Developed Standard Work Format / Program for Value Stream working with Hourly Associates.

60 – 70% Production Project Team Support; including R&D, Sales, Quality, Continuous Improvement and Vendors.

Pinnacle Foods, Jackson, TN

January 2008 – February 2010 Process Engineer / Continuous Improvement Engineer

Facilitate Standard Work Workshops for $20 million department renovation during startup which included New Equipment Vendors and Department Associates.

Facilitate and lead various Kaizen events throughout plant resulting in no less than 25% improvement in quality, production volumes, and waste elimination. Kaizen events occurred every 2 weeks.

Deluxe Corporation, Lenexa, KS

September 2005 – November 2007 Lean Engineer

Responsible for implementing and developing Lean Culture within facility.

Facilitated Lean Training and Change Management Training for all Associates within facility.

Facilitate Kaizen Workshops covering the following topics: 5S, 8 Waste, UPH Improvement, and VSM

Smithfield Foods, Kansas City, MO

August 2000 – September 2005

Corporate Sr. Industrial Engineer (2002-2005) – Kansas City, MO

Responsible for Industrial Engineering duties for 3 Processed Meat Plants.

Developed Production Utilization tracking process to evaluate production capacities for plants.

Plant Industrial Engineering Manager (2000-2002) – Tar Heel, NC

Lead 2 Industrial Engineers and 1 Industrial Engineering Clerk.

Initiated Industrial Engineering Cost Savings Program for Smithfield Packing Plants. $12 million savings.

Swift & Company, Louisville, KY

February 1998 – August 2000 Sr. Plant Industrial Engineer

Responsible for Engineering Standards and Labor Costing.

Identify Best Practices for Standard Work across 3 facilities

Education

University of Louisville, Speed Scientific School of Engineering

Bachelors of Science, Industrial Engineering

Community Involvement

Assistant Scout Master

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 30 Lincoln Heritage Council



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