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Continuous Improvement Engineer in Jackson at Delta Faucet Company

Date Posted: 3/19/2018

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Job Description


The Continuous Improvement / Industrial Engineer’s function is to work with Plant Production and Product Engineering to determine and develop the most appropriate production processes, layouts, and work centers to carry out the manufacturing of products.

Nature & Scope:

  • Must determine how to measure the critical factors of each process and outputs and develop systems.
  • Gather information and analyzes work force utilization and space requirements in order to determine flow of work and define the factors that impact a process as well as define the true requirements for the inputs and outputs of a process.
  • Develop new approaches to solve problems found during process engineering activities and instructs others in continuous process improvements, including using various problem solving methods and efficiency techniques such as process mapping and statistical problem solving. Ultimately determines the appropriate engineering disciplines and methods to apply toward the problem.
  • Analyze data to evaluate current process factors and factor performance after process changes. Must analyze data to determine the controlling process factors and their interactions and make conclusions based on findings.
  • Use CI and structured problem solving (SPS) skills to develop strategies and programs that improve the quality and efficiencies of processes within the company.
  • Communicate significant issues identified during work activities and provide recommendations.
  • Facilitate CI events, such as Lean Line design events, to establish the most efficient method of production prior to launch and oversee the build.
  • Plan the manufacturing process needed to create, modify, assemble, test, or inspect faucet components in a safe, efficient and ergonomically sound way.


Works with cross functional teams within the plant and organization to meet goals and objectives. Support or lead SPS projects at various levels.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Mentoring plant Team Leaders on Masco Production System tools. Specific – 5s, Waste Analysis, Standard Work, Time Studies, Standard Work Auditing and Problem Solving.
  • Application and understanding of PDCA or DMAIC problem solving methodology and Company procedures and policies.
  • The company’s quality management system
  • Project Management and the ability to lead a team
  • Organizational and Project Management skills to effectively give updates on projects.

Education and Experience/Skills

•BS degree in a technical discipline is preferred (i.e., Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering or Industrial Engineering). In addition, this position typically requires a candidate possessing a minimum of 5+ years experience as an engineer in manufacturing that has demonstrated they can manage process development to launch a project successfully. Through experience, the candidate will have demonstrated knowledge in these areas.

•Must have high level of technical knowledge regarding CI methodologies and have demonstrated problem solving, planning, and project management skills from previous work experience.

•Must possess good interpersonal skills to be able to effectively communicate with and build strong working relationships with individuals and within teams at all levels of the organization.

•Must be skilled at facilitating and leading cross-functional teams through structured CI processes such as Kaizen events and Value Stream mapping workshops

•Should be able to think and act independently with little direct guidance.

•Must demonstrate a strong analytical problem solving approach to work

•They should have the communication skills to communicate with all levels of the organization.