Continuous Improvement Engineer in Nashua, NH at Volt

Date Posted: 10/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

To assist in the development of and to lead in the coordination and implementation of Autajon Packaging programs for training, continuous improvement and error reduction.  This will include, but is not limited to, standardizing training programs for all new hires and existing employees, facilitating meetings and continuous improvement projects to enhance performance and error correction.  Perform audits and or studies of processes and procedures for verification and enhancement opportunities to improve Safety, Customer Satisfaction and Profitability.

PRINCIPAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Continuous Improvement

  • Manage the error reduction programs, OFI (Opportunity for Improvement) programs, and standardized training programs to enhance employee capabilities, safety, increase customer satisfaction and improve efficiencies.
  • Provide expertise to manage workshops for analysing and fixing non-conformances and improve customer feedbacks.
  • Work with employees and management to develop ways to improve processes.
  • Prioritize, coordinate assistance, keep a visual log of projects in process, measure improvements and celebrate implementations.
  • Provide coordination assistance for process improvement events as they arise, including other ideas and initiatives as they come up.
  • Adheres to and promotes compliance to ISO, safety, quality standards and company procedures and immediately reports any non-conformance to supervision.
  • Read and follow documented procedures and specifications accurately.  If procedures or instructions are unclear, immediately bring the documentation to the attention of supervision.
  • Presents a proactive approach to improvement (e.g. understanding and application of problem solving tools – brainstorming).
  • Follow KPIs and launch working groups based on their analysis.
  • Write routine reports and correspondence.  Speak effectively to customers, employees and management.
  • Perform additional duties/projects as assigned by management and/or Supervisor.

Training

  • Provide new hires with background information of Autajon Packaging and the operational culture.
  • Perform training of employees and document to include safety and standardized training to enhance employee capabilities.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Must learn and comply with all Autajon safety rules; reference to employee handbook.

PRINCIPAL SKILLS AND FUNCTIONS (5+)

  • Above average skills in handling multiple tasks with strong attention to detail.
  • Above average skills in writing composition and document structuring.
  • Must be able to effectively work with all levels of management and the work force, and speak effectively in group settings.
  • Initiates involvement in creative solutions and implements improvements to team quality processes.
  • Ability to sit/stand/bend/walk and manual dexterity for duration of work period.
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment to meet customer delivery dates.
  • Willingness to work overtime on all seven-week days and assist in all manufacturing related functions, as required by supervision.
  • Must be able to conduct Brainstorming, 5 Why’s analysis, etc.
  • Must learn the technicality of all the Packaging manufacturing processes in order to provide ideas for improvement.
  • Must know the theory of the Lean manufacturing tools (SMED, 5S, etc.)
  • Must know what Lean Manufacturing tool is to used based on the KPIs analysis.
  • Must be able to lead working groups.
  • Constantly produce high quality work and maintain established production standards.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2-years of Continuous Improvement Experience.
  • College degree preferred or proven industry related training and or certifications.
  • 4-years industry experience preferred in packaging.
  • Must possess technical writing capabilities.
  • Ability to create and present procedures.
  • Knowledge of training techniques.
  • Ability to problem solve. Technical troubleshooter.
  • Must display a team player attitude that is key to success.
  • Cooperative and proactive with a positive attitude.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Resourceful.
  • Good math skills.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change.
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and basic computer programs.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills along with the ability to prioritize work.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Employees must fulfill the performance standards of this position and comply with policies, rules and procedures of Autajon, including those set out in the Employee Handbook or otherwise communicated (verbally or in writing) to employees.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position and is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this position.  This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by Autajon management.  Employees are required to comply with supervisory instructions and perform other job duties, responsibilities and assignments as requested by supervisors or management. The job responsibilities of this position may include cross training in other functions or positions to ensure satisfactory operation of the department or work area.  This job description does not constitute an employment contract between Cultech and any employee.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:



General Job Tasks

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continuously

Attention to detail

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Use of testing equipment

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Organization skills

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Bend/Stoop

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Squat/Crouch

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Crawl

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Climb stairs

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Climb ladders

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Reach Overhead

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Kneel

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Push/Pull

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Uneven work surfaces

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Twist

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Awkward positions

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Confined spaces

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Fume exposure

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Grasping

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Standing

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Walking

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Sitting

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Outdoor weather conditions

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Physical Activity Required

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continuously

Lifting <10 lbs.

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Lifting 10-25 lbs.

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Lifting 25-50 lbs.

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Lifting > 50 lbs.

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Carrying <10 lbs.

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Carrying 10-25 lbs.

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Carrying > 50 lbs.

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Reaching > shoulder height

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Reaching at shoulder height

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Reaching

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  • Adheres to and promotes compliance to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards via team participation, and proactive approach to Continuous Improvement Activities
  • Adheres to Chain of Custody Requirements
  • Adheres to applicable environmental requirements as referenced in Work Instructions

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.