Plant Continuous Improvement Engineer

Bob Evans Restaurants   •  

Lima, OH

5 - 7 years

Posted 241 days ago

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  1. A Continuous Improvement Engineer instills a Process Excellence culture through involving, educating and leading all levels and functions at the site in CI/Lean principles, concepts, methodology, initiatives and tools.
  2. Work with site leadership teams using CI/Lean tools and analytical skills to identify, prioritize and lead Continuous Improvement projects or activities; identify stakeholders and resources; reprioritize as necessary to address changes in business.
  3. Facilitate cross-functional project groups including Quality, Corporate Engineering, Supply Chain, & R&D to develop and implement process improvements resulting in increased capacity, productivity and throughput increases and cost reduction.
  4. Designs, implement, champions new Lean strategies and program elements and framework to keep pace with growth and business changes. Develop CI project plans with plant management; identify needed resources, alignment, milestones, deliverables, project prioritization and tracking.
  5. Utilize engineering principles to identify, analyze, and design cost effective food processing technology and improve the current manufacturing systems with operations.
  6. Develop and provide CI/Lean training on site. Identifies and communicates training requirements for the site. Identifies and secures resources.
  7. Mentor, influence and coach plant leaders and project teams to facilitate culture change. Ensures alignment on initiatives, CI principles, concepts and methodology within the site.
  8. Organizes, generates relevant data and prepare project scopes, cost estimates, assist in preparation of capital project requests as needed to obtain management approval.
  9. This position will report directly to the Director CI and dotted line to location Operations Manager.


  1. Degreed engineer (mechanical, chemical, electrical, or industrial) with 5-7 years prior experience in food or consumer packaged goods manufacturing environments
  2. Practical experience with implementation and sustaining of continuous improvement programs (i.e. Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Total Productive Manufacturing, statistical process control, etc.)
  3. Skill and experience in yield optimization & cost reduction, production efficiencies & quality improvements. Process engineering approaches including mass balance, process cycle time, capability analysis, design of experiment, etc.
  4. Black Belt certification is preferred
  5. Apply knowledge of continuous improvement and engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields
  6. Possess strong analytical skills to interpret data to make decisions
  7. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, & SAP. Above average skills using Excel
  8. Working knowledge of manufacturingcost calculations, gathering production information, and production scheduling
  9. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication
  10. Travelrequired up to 25%

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all of the duties required of the position.