Continuous Improvement Coordinator

Johnsonville Sausage LLC Momence , IL 60954

Posted 2 months ago

Momence Packing is a harvest and manufacturing facility and exclusive supplier to Johnsonville, LLC, the No. 1 national sausage brand. Momence Packing members earn more than a paycheck. Our members enjoy competitive wages, generous benefits and growth and development opportunities.

Continuous Improvement Coordinator

Position Overview:

The successful candidate will be involved in creating and implementing a variety of projects which will help us get closer to our vision - "Best Company in the World". The focus of projects and initiatives for this position will include safety, quality, people and productivity initiatives. The skills, talents, knowledge and leadership of the successful candidate will be utilized by creating necessity to learn, around continuous improvement tools and practices, which will widen the circle of engagement and ownership within the facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Be the deployment champion for problem solving methods and continuous improvement techniques, and lead efforts to formalize use in the facility

  • Analyze improvement opportunities as well as guide and plan actions around safety, quality, people and productivity improvement initiatives

  • Work with members and the Continuous Improvement Coach to define the vision for best in the world continuous improvement

  • Conduct/facilitate ongoing facility gap assessments around continuous improvement efforts to include Zero Based Analysis

  • Be the expert on Lean manufacturing and overall continuous improvement concepts, as well as providing learning opportunities to members

  • Set goals and objectives, both personal and as a team member, to acquire "superlative" performance in order to support the Johnsonville Way

  • Facilitate the productivity pipeline (cost savings) process

  • Identify trends and improve process variation in conjunction with the Operations Team

  • Champion and lead efforts to implement the use of standard work at the facility

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Food Science or related field required. Internal candidates must be willing to pursue a 4-year degree.

  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in driving Lean manufacturing and/or Six Sigma initiatives with measurable results which includes a minimum of 1 year of experience in a leadership role within a manufacturing environment

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience applying and delivering learning modules on Six Sigma and/or Lean manufacturing tools, techniques (including Kaizen) and methodologies preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required

  • Demonstrated experience of implementing improvements with front line Members

  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills with the ability to widen the circle of engagement within the membership

  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated success on safety, quality, people or productivity

  • Must be proficient with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Minitab

Other Requirements:

  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time using CI expertise to work on shared projects with other plants and/or projects

Coach for this position: Eric Gasca

Travel: Up to 10%

Location: Momence, IL

Member Status: Fulltime, Salaried

Referral Bonus:
$300

How to Apply:

For Internal Members: Log into myVille. Click on the "Member Central" link. Click on Home, then Careers and apply for the position titled "Continuous Improvement Coordinator."

External candidate: Apply on-line only at: http://jobs.johnsonville.com

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Momence Packing Company values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.


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