Continuous Improvement Lead

Location: 

Allegan, MI, US, 49010

Perrigo Company is dedicated to making lives better by bringing Quality, Affordable Self-care products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.  Help us do it.


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Description Overview

The Sr. Process Engineer (PE)/Continuous Improvement Business Partner will be working in a cross functional environment to ensure Plant Optimization.

The purpose of this position is to optimize Plant output while reducing non-value added waste with a “north star vision” of zero losses.  The Process Engineer will be responsible for collecting data, performing analysis, developing countermeasures, implementing improvement projects and ensure the desired outcome is sustained through machine health, operator planning and material work flow. This role also will be responsible for improvement based project execution, system installation (Redzone), sustainment and developing improvement based capital projects through business partnership. This role may or may not have ongoing responsibilities for people management.

Scope of the Role

  • Work effectively with operations and support functions to translate process improvement findings into sustained improvement
    • Activities include Support Work System Practices, technology solution liaison and ownership of shop floor tools, and training, and oversee balanced scorecard
  • Understand and analyze top down cost and output improvements for Kaizen and lean efforts targeting non value-added activities
    • Improvement activities will include but limited to Center-ling, CIL (clean, inspect, & lubricate), Process loss, Labor Utilization, and Machine Utilization
  • Implement Lean Practices (7-steps) to improve cost and output deliverables impacting operator efficiency and machine capabilities
  • Drive and influence change across multiple departments by implementing factory standards
  • Strong 5S skillset
  • Effectively lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Identify new sources of data and methods of data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Quantify the value of continuous improvement opportunities
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization

 

Experience Required

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or related field.
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge require and ability to implement lean manufacturing tools and methodologies
  • Strong technical background including high volume and complex manufacturing environment
  • Strong skills in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel (macro)) required
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn and understand complex equipment capabilities, operations/material flow, and data flow
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects

Preferred

  • Minimum of 5+ years in industrial or process engineering strongly desired
  • Six sigma black belt highly preferred.

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We are seeking a diverse applicant pool to ensure the diversity of our team reflects the end consumers we serve through our self-care mission. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our team’s differences. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, ancestries, religious creeds, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities and gender expressions, national origins, ages, mental and physical abilities, familial status,’ veterans status’, military status’ and more are encouraged to apply. TOGETHER, we make lives better. #DIV


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