R8652 – Continuous Improvement Engineer | Newport, MKS Instruments

Newport, Corp.
February 18, 2024
May 18, 2024
MSK Instruments, United States of America
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POC: Clark.Tooly@mksinst.com

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We are looking for an exceptional Continuous Improvement Engineer who can develop methods of improving our efficiencies by reducing waste in the value stream. This is a high impact position with visibility to Senior Leadership, critical to the success of our growing organization. The ideal candidate will possess the knowledge and tools necessary to work cross functionally, identifying areas to improve within our manufacturing and business processes. This candidate is a practitioner of lean manufacturing and has a demonstrated history of implementation. The ideal candidate will…

  • Proactively identify areas for process and operational improvements, offering recommendations and driving initiatives to optimize ERP usage
  • Utilize tools such as value stream mapping, FMEA (or similar), capacity modelling and analyses to develop a deep understanding of the situation, and to form a comprehensive problem statement and scope
  • Understand production cell inputs and outputs and develop methods for continually monitoring them.
  • Implement action plans for unfavorable process trends
  • Foster an all-inclusive culture of lean, accountability and improvement
  • Mentor all levels of the organization to understand and participate in kaizen, using tools such as value stream mapping, standardized work/combination sheets, poke-yoke, and capacity modeling
  • Track key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate the success of improvements made
  • Able to maintain project schedules (kaizen newspapers) and drive them to completion
  • Work with manufacturing and quality engineers in creating accurate time/labor standards and planned yield.

What will you bring to the team, along with your curiosity is:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering is preferred
  • 2-5 years of continuous improvement experience
  • Knowledge of optics a plus
  • Experience in Kaizen leadership
  • Prior experience with Statistical Process Control (SPC) in manufacturing work cells and production areas
  • Competencies to conduct financial analyses recording the time spent on continuous improvement to prioritize and justify projects, determine cost savings, and validate savings, post-implementation
  • Abilities to develop others at all levels in the continuous improvement/Lean/Process standardization mindset
  • Understanding of the cultural nuances associated with change management and the continuous improvement cycle
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