Continuous Improvement Specialist III in Holmesville, OH at Auria

Date Posted: 8/29/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Specific Requirements (PSR):

  • Maintaining CI cost savings activities projects including implementation and follow up.
  • Work in detail with plant finance team to verify savings with each project.
  • Facilitate Kaizen Event workshops which include interface with salary and hourly workforce.
  • Follow up on Kaizen event results to ensure implementation.
  • Maintain the plants lean annual plan status in corporate wide software.
  • Interface with Corporate CI weekly for Plant CI status including update on cost savings projects and event completion.
  • Develop and measure standard metrics, diagramming the flow (including inputs and outputs) of a business process.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop a project plan for implementing improvements and monitoring the new process to ensure it works as intended.
  • Prepare reports and statistics and work with frontline staff, identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Coach employees on how to work more efficiently.
  • Support the facility’s Continuous Improvement efforts, including but not limited to Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Cost Reduction.
  • Support plant’s cost reduction and profit improvement efforts and implements plans to achieve those objectives.


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent experience is required
  • BS/BA in Engineering preferred


  • A minimum of 5 to 7 years in CI or as a Quality Engineer in a manufacturing environment is required
  • A minimum of 5 to 7 years in the automotive industry is preferred


  • Experience with Lean manufacturing techniques
  • Experience in Facilitating and Participation in Lean Manufacturing workshops
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma/Red X applications and uses
  • Knowledge of Time Study and Machine Capacity applications
  • Requires limited supervision
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

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