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Continuous Improvement Specialist

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Crane Co. Piqua , OH 45356

Posted 4 months ago

Basic Function

The CBS leader is a key part of the CP&S team. This position is responsible for leading the execution of breakthrough operational improvement activities across the organization under the direction of a CBS manager. The role is a developmental assignment for a high potential individual. They will be expected to achieve a mastery of lean manufacturing techniques, and lead the execution of those techniques to improve the bottom line of the business while having no direct reports.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop a mastery of key lean manufacturing techniques, and demonstrate the ability to execute those techniques throughout the organization.

  • Assist the CBS Manager in constructing and executing the continuous improvement roadmap for CP&S operations in Piqua, OH.

  • Facilitate continuous improvement kaizen events, at a frequency of no less than two per month. The candidate must be skilled at facilitating continuous improvement events to:

  • Effectively use every minute of the participant's time.

  • Deliver the targeted results at the targeted completion time for each event.

  • Sustain operational gains from each event

  • Work with managers and employees across the organization to drive adherence to lean manufacturing principles in daily operations.

  • This is a non-supervisory position, but requires the building of strong working relationships with managers across the organization.

  • Maintain and track measurements for the success of continuous improvement initiatives led by the candidate; and throughout CP&S.

  • Assist in development of systems that drive continuous improvement in all areas of CBS including but not limited to:

  • Strategy Deployment

  • SIOP

  • Kaizen lifecycle

  • Employee suggestions

  • New product development

  • Intellectual capital

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work through ambiguity and change.

  • Track record of driving lean initiatives in operations

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency with key PC software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

  • Process Improvement experience

  • Analytical skills and understanding of problem solving techniques/tools

  • Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor and coach

  • Ability to work effectively with Senior Leadership

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering is preferred

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, general identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

About Crane Co:

Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane provides products and solutions to customers in the hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, chemical, power generation, unattended payment, automated merchandising, aerospace, electronics, transportation and other markets. The Company has four business segments: Fluid Handling, Payment & Merchandising Technologies, Aerospace & Electronics and Engineered Materials. Crane has approximately 12,000 employees in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Crane Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CR). For more information, visit

About Crane Pumps & Systems:

Crane Pumps & Systems is a world-class manufacturer of fluid handling systems such as pumps, accessories, and services. We provide solutions for Municipal , Commercial , Industrial , Residential and Military market segments. We are a recognized leader in meeting the ever changing needs of today's worldwide marketplace.

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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Expired Job

Crane Co.