Integer Holdings Corporation

Trenton, GA

Continuous Improvement & Lean Engineer

Job Summary:

Directs and coordinates completion of Lean and Continuous Improvement engineering activities within area of assigned responsibility. Responsible for leading plant-wide and department level performance improvement initiatives that positively impact cost, quality, safety, material flow and productivity. This position is a seasoned professional with solid CI experience who can develop a CI culture through leadership, expertise and collaboration. This position will work with operations to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways and lead initiatives to ensure changes are sustained.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Advance Integer's Manufacturing Excellence culture based on the Integer Production System and it's five system focus areas:
    • Strategy Alignment through Hoshin Planning, Sales, Inventory and Operations' Planning (SiOP) and Value Stream Mapping
    • Leadership of Sustained Change through Production Monitoring & Improvement (PMIP) activities and deployment of Leaders Standard Work
    • Standardization through Workplace Organization & Visual Controls, Manufacturing Standardized Work and Manufacturing Associate Training and Certification
    • Associate Engagement through Standardized Problem Solving for Everyone, Behavior Based Safety and Improvement Idea Systems
    • Systems & Process Optimization through principles of Built in Quality, Optimized Scheduling & Material System Designs, Work Cell Design and Total Productive Maintenance.
  • Lead training on lean principles and concepts to ensure site employees have a solid working knowledge of how to apply them to achieve improvements in manufacturing and office transactional processes
  • Provide facilitation, training, and leadership of cross-functional teams to conduct kaizen events and implement lean tool set (e.g. Cell Design, 5S, Standardized Work, SMED (Set-up reduction), Kanban, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Overall Efficiency (OE), Material and Information Flow)
  • Train and coach plant personnel to independently conduct lean and CI activities
  • Work with operations teams to identify, quantify and track cost reduction opportunities
  • Facilitate and coach associates in the application of structured problem-solving techniques
  • Works with plant leadership teams to define, develop and deploy best manufacturing practices across site.
  • Participate in the development of production plans with representatives from other departments such as Manufacturing, Planning, Supply Chain and Customer Operations to ensure that manufacturing performance standards meet customer requirements.
  • Assist and coach operations in the implementation and maintenance of the Performance Measurement and Improvement Process (PMIP).
  • Adheres to Integer's Values and all safety, environmental, security and quality requirements including, but not limited to: Quality Management Systems (QMS), Safety, Environmental and Security Management Systems, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, company policies and operating procedures, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum Education: A Bachelor's degree, preferably in an engineering field. Equivalency may be considered for someone with a science degree along with solid lean experience.
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years' experience working in a Lean/Continuous Improvement role.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Special Skills:
  • Evidence that you learn, retain and apply knowledge.
  • Able to share examples of accumulated technical learnings and experiences that link directly to outlined expectations of this role.
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles and issues encountered in a Lean Culture change
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple responsibilities and projects
  • An experienced eye for analyzing current and future states processes
  • Strong presentation/facilitation skills
  • Self-driven to seek out Continuous Improvement opportunities