• Lean Continuous Improvement Engineer

    Job Location US-KS-Newton
    Posted Date 4 months ago(6/19/2019 1:14 PM)
    Quality Group
  • Position Profile

    As a Lean Continuous Improvement Engineer you will utilize a data driven approach to identify and facilitate continuous improvement events and problem solving activities to improve quality cost delivery and efficiency performance metrics. You will coach team members on Lean Six Sigma methodologies according to the Masterbrand Production System and audit improvement activities to ensure improvements are sustained. Must be a hands-on change agent. The Lean Continuous Improvement Engineer will report directly to the Quality Manager.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Analyze factory processes COPQ and field feedback data to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities
    • Utilize A3 Kaizen DMAIC and 8D problem solving to improve customer satisfaction product quality assembly processes/efficiency etc.
    • Follow up on improvement actions and schedule/conduct layered process audits to ensure sustainment of gains
    • Coach plant personnel on the use of continuous improvement tools and structured problem solving methodologies
    • Troubleshoot manufacturing quality and assembly issues.
    • Monitor and report on key metrics and projects


    Minimum Requirements:

    • Industrial or Process Engineering degree or equivalent
    • Minimum 2 years experience in a Lean manufacturing environment
    • Formal Lean training and experience with proven successes identifying and eliminating waste
    • Advanced competency in MS Excel Access and Powerpoint
    • Strong Project Management skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


    Preferred Requirements:

    • Experience in wood working or cabinetry
    • Certification in Lean and/or Six Sigma
    • Experience in metrology and statistical analysis


    This role is not currently eligible for visa sponsorship.


    About MasterBrand Cabinets

    Imagine a short commute to a company driven by a higher purpose.  Where people are as important as our products, and the quality of life fuels the quality of ideas.  Our culture is built around giving everyone the opportunity to contribute both their ideas and hard work.   You will have the opportunity to grow, learn, and make a difference in the company and your community, and be recognized and rewarded for it.   We build employee opportunity, purpose, and reward into everything we do.


    Join our family of prominent brands across North America where we take ideas, build solutions, and fulfill dreams of a comfortable, inviting home.     


    In order to be considered for employment, you must complete an Application for Employment in its entirety.  Only applications that are fully completed shall be considered by MasterBrand Cabinets.


    MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a Drug-Free Workplace.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran status.


    Opportunity. Purpose. Reward.


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