Continuous Improvement Engineer

  • Permanent
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • £45,000 per annum

Continuous Improvement Engineer

We are currently seeking to recruit a Continuous Improvement Engineer to cover a multi-site role in the Midlands. As a Continuous Improvement Engineer you will support 3 factories and their operations in the implementation of Plant Improvement Programme (PIP) by facilitations, training and coaching groups and improvement teams.

The client is looking for someone who has worked as a Continuous Improvement Engineer for around 5 years and to have experience working in the manufacturing of building materials. You will be responsible for embedding the CI programme within the different factories whilst delivering measurable and sustained cost-out improvements through the utilisation of lean tools and techniques. The successful Continuous Improvement Engineer will also coordinate the PIP roll-out programme.

Key Accountabilities

  • Training and coaching of teams in Lean tools and techniques
  • Facilitation of improvement teams
  • Be a major advocate of the Lean/CI/PIP ethos and methodologies
  • Development of continuous improvement projects from initiation through to delivery.
  • Establish metrics and KPI’s to provide plant with quantifiable gauges of results and impact of lean activities.
  • Prepare and keep up to date with Lean/CI/PIP Handbook/Manual.
  • Stay up to date in the application of process improvement tools and techniques
  • Build internal relationships across all departments
  • Be prepared to lead a number of projects involving hands-on interaction, good problem solving techniques, generating enthusiasm and supporting the teams.

Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines.
  • An appreciation of production/process management within the manufacturing industry.
  • Formal lean qualifications.
  • Minimum graduate level or similar level education in a manufacturing or engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of lean coaching Project management skills and experience.
  • Strong team facilitation skills, especially managing change, managing teams, coaching and training others.
  • Process Mapping/VSM, FMEA, Pareto and Ranking and Process Capability (cp and cpk)
  • Hands on approach at all levels.
  • Demonstrate successful experience of working with Lean tools and techniques – 5S, OEE, Problem Solving, Kaizen, 7 Wastes.
  • Highly credible and influential personality with tangible experience in the field of continuous improvement and culture change.
  • Project management skills.

To apply for this position please email an updated version of your CV to or call me on 02392322318

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