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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Company: Insight Global
Location: Skokie
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

The Continuous Improvement (CI) engineer position is responsible for using Lean principals to enhance and develop processes to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met. This position troubleshoots problems with production and takes corrective action. The process engineer also researches the purchase of equipment or upgrades to existing equipment

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Lead and participate in Continuous Improvement projects including 5S initiatives

Oversees daily activities of manufacturing operations to maximize scheduling and real-time utilization of resources; analyzes and recommends part-time, flexible and full-time employee mix for the department.

Must be able to manage others and work with all levels of the organization

Reviews ongoing performance results to targets while taking corrective measures with authorization; escalate as needed

Participates in daily, weekly, monthly and annual planning process as appropriate

Maintains a favorable working relationship with all other company employees to foster aid promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate which will be conducive to maximum employee morale, productivity, and efficiency/effectiveness

Develop and maintain process work instructions

Maintain and improve testing and inspection procedures; monitor, analyze and interpret measured data

Serve as a technical resource for completion of RGA evaluation, problem solving, root cause analysis investigation and formulation of effective Containment and Corrective Actions to support ongoing Customer Quality inquiries and audits

Lead Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities, including the development and/or improvement of quality plans (control plans), product and process audits, Manufacturing process planning and support, and process monitoring to ensure that rigorous requirement integrity is maintained through the Product Value Stream

Establish and measure quality from both internal and external customer perspectives, including cost of poor quality

Identify and isolate potential safety hazards

Investigate accidents and injuries related to product and issue recalls if necessary.

Oversee manufacturing process of product

Develop and conduct testing methods

Develop safety procedures when handling product

(duplicate)Determine regulatory/certification/compliance issues and/or identify foreseeable misuses.

Review and approve or modify changes to products and/or process

Implement and operate process improvements within the Quality and Safety System

Minimum Requirements

- Hands on experience implementing lean projects

- Proficent in MS Excel

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Ability to develop and implement quality programs, including tracking, analyzing, reporting and problem solving

Desired Skills

- Experience within Manufacturing industry

- Six Sigma Green Belt or related certifications

- Experience leading Kaizen events

- Bachelors Degree

- Fundamental understanding of quality and Safety systems and their development, documentation and implementation with respect to domestic and international standards or requirements

- Experience with ISO implementation and maintenance

Keywords: Insight Global, Skokie , Continuous Improvement Engineer, Engineering , Skokie, Illinois

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