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Fresh From Texas: Continuous Improvement Specialist

Fresh From Texas

This is a Full-time position in San Antonio, TX posted August 19, 2021.

The Continues Improvement Specialist studies existing processes and looks for ways to increase efficiency and productivity while ensuring quality and safety protocols are met.

This role will support various areas of production/logistics such as Assembly, Fabrication, Materials, Engineering, and processing rates.

This role will educate employees on Continuous Improvement/Kaizen principles and practices to drive process improvements.

Responsibilities:Implementation of Lean projects, including, application of lean tools to eliminate waste, workstation design, mock trials, fabrication, plant organizing, markings and labels, time studies, documentation, presentations.Lead and assist in the development of SOP’s specifically focused on plant manufacturing processes by utilizing time studies, spaghetti charts, material classification, and visual management methods.Develop and implement visual controls and signage in the plant to reinforce processes, provide metrics, and improve material flow.Work with selected plant management on how to develop Lean mindset and Lean oriented processes to improve efficiency and standardize work.Partner with plant assembly line staff to collect observations, ideas, and solutions.Lead participants of Kaizen workshops, training sessions, committee projects, etc.Educate, coach, and challenge process owners in the use of lean and statistical tools, approaches and techniques to create process management and measurement systems.Drive safety, quality and efficiency measures through proactive problem resolution, follow-up and follow-through.Perform additional duties as needed.Takes direction from Manager.Works within well-defined instructions.Effective verbal and written communication skillsStrong interpersonal skillsMotivation to learn and develop individual skill sets.Knowledge of Lean principles and toolsKnowledge of MS Office – Outlook and ExcelExperience in an assembly manufacturing operationMechanically inclinedAbility to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.Problem-solving techniques.Strong team player, results orientated, dedication to excellence and sense of urgency to achieve business objectives.Ability to use good judgment and strong work ethics and integrity on the job2 – 5 years in assembly production1+ years of experience in related role

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