Continuous Improvement Engineer

5 - 7 years experience  •  Food & Beverage

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/14/17
Jackson, TN
5 - 7 years experience
Food & Beverage
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/14/17


To develop and implement system-wide Continuous Improvement strategies that will improve product and process capability and lower manufacturing costs


  • Facilitate kaizen events and LeanSix Sigma Projects
  • Implement cost savings through problem solving and use of LeanSix Sigma tools and techniques
  • Train employees on and implement 5S, SMED and Standard Work projects
  • Draft and Manage small/medium Capital/Expense Projects to improve line efficiency.


  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a matrix organization
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams to implement cost savings programs across plant
  • Strong analytical skills using tools such as appliedstatistics, OEE tracking, LeanSix Sigma, and project planning
  • Creative in problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office and other computer skills such as PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Word and Minitab
  • Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes and work with others to identify opportunities
  • Ability to teach/coach CI concepts throughout the plant
  • Understanding of manufacturing cost concepts such as usage, yield, BOMs, routers, and other cost drivers.
  • Use engineering skills and background to improve line efficiency through technical troubleshooting and analysis.
  • Deliver significant cost savings year on year related to plant performance and efficiency. Delivery through teams is a must. Drive a high performance culture using engineering principles and data driven decisions.


BSEE, BSME or BSCE preferred. BS in otherEngineering disciplines considered based on previous experience.


  • 5+ years of lean/CI experience with project management in a manufacturing environment.
  • Past experience in leading capital projects/kaizen workshops in the areas of 5S, standard work, visual management, daily management, SMED and OEE gap closure.
  • 6 Sigma certification preferred
  • Maintenance/manufacturing/engineering/QA/QS experiencepreferred
  • Food manufacturing experiencepreferred


  • Has worked in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Solid systems understanding and ability to identify improvements needed
  • Hands on style and solid communication ability
  • Able to effectively interface at all levels of the organization

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.

Job ID 2017-5413

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