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Continuous Improvement Engineer

POSITION SUMMARY:
Analyze weekly and monthly production data and manufacturing orders to identify sources of variance to budget and opportunities to improve line, labor and material efficiencies. Schedule and lead monthly problem solving sessions. Charter, train and lead improvement teams utilizing both lean and innovation engineering tools in order to achieve strategic improvements.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Become proficient in utilizing the corporate ERP to compare manufacturing performance against established production standards to identify sources of manufacturing variances.
• Analyze to determine root cause of manufacturing variances:
o Reconcile manufacturing orders for actual versus planned performance of resources including materials, labor, machine hours, etc.;
o Facilitate cross-functional analysis of variances to include input from Production/Process, Maintenance, Accounting, etc.;
o Develop process benchmarks and make recommendations to optimize reporting accuracy and timeliness.
• Schedule and lead monthly problem solving sessions utilizing various problem solving techniques. Train salaried and hourly personnel in problem solving tools and techniques. Develop, track, and close out weekly problem solving projects and monthly A-3s.
• Raise the level of awareness for lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, and innovation engineering. Conduct employee training on both lean and innovation engineering concepts as required by business needs.
• Identify key opportunities for operational improvement in the areas of:
o Safety;
o Process and product quality;
o Efficiency and cost reduction;
o Staffing efficiencies;
o Material flow and storage/staging.
• Charter and lead Kaizen improvement events to achieve annual improvement targets, operating budgets, and year-over-year productivity improvements.
• Ensure compliance with company safety rules and regulations.
• Maintain effective and productive relationships with superiors, peers, and subordinates.
• Complete duties of Inventory Control Coordinator in their absence.
• In the incumbents absence these responsibilities will be transferred to the Plant Manager.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be trained in and follow company policies on GMP, sanitation, pre-requisite programs, chemical control and food plans and policies.
• Excellent computer skills including MS Office and MRP/ERP systems
• Motivated self-starter that can identify opportunities and be pro-active in developing and implementing solutions;
• Strong analytical skills
• Must be competent to carry out food packaging safety and quality responsibilities.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
• Five-plus years experience in a manufacturing environment with familiarity of operations management
• Experience with lean production systems, leading Kaizen events and problem solving sessions.
• Experience with innovation engineering principles and leading blue card initiatives.
• Good communication, computer proficiency, problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a 'team' environment, is essential.
• Bachelor of Science degree (technical area of study preferred: e.g. Chemical Engineering/Polymer Science; Industrial Engineering; Mechanical Engineering) MBA a plus
• Lean six sigma certification
• Innovation engineering certification

Winpak offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as excellent opportunities for professional growth and development based upon the global location of the available position.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and salary expectations by October 31, 2019 to:

3345 Butler Ave South Chicago Heights, IL 60411, Email: chicagojobs@wpp.winpak.com, Fax: 708-755-7257

Winpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening may be required based on facility location.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only qualified applicants will be considered for interviews.