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Improvement Technician

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Basic American Foods Shelley , ID 83274

Posted 2 months ago

Do you have an interest in making a difference at a privately held company that is committed to quality, employee development, and technical excellence?

Basic American Foods, family owned and operated since 1933 and a market leader and innovator in shelf stable food products within the foodservice industry, is looking for a team focused, results oriented individual.

Job Summary

The Improvement Technician is a member of the Autonomous Core Team who provides crew support in plant processes under the direction of the Process Manager to implement improvements that ensure value stream objectives are met and improve human performance, process performance, food safety, human safety, environmental, and sanitation performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a daily commitment to the continuous improvement process by following Lean Manufacturing principles and the Basic Principles.

  • Responsible for tracking, coordinating, building (within ability), scheduling, and implementing employee suggestions as they are prioritized through the Rapid Improvement Board approval process. This responsibility includes the capturing of implemented suggestions for later reference of quantity and general concept.

  • Responsible, as a core member of the Autonomous Team, to assist with investigations, problem solving efforts, improvement events, safety events, Quality Hazard Analysis reviews, implementing/improving preventative maintenance methods, and all planning activities. Duties do not include performing/completing preventative maintenance work as part of the regular job function; only when assigned as a singular and unique action by the Process Manager.

  • Responsible for attending Tier 1 & Tier 2 level meetings and completing actions assigned therein. Also responsible for attending improvement meetings for all teams/processes assigned to the incumbent's supervising Process Manager.

Other Qualifications

Partnering and supporting cross-functional teams

Intermediate technical knowledge of mechanical work; such as, operating common hand and power tools, ability to measure, draw, build, and install basic conceptual designs, and understand established maintenance protocols.

Demonstrate resourcefulness and unconventional thinking to resolve commonly recurring problems

Demonstrate a passion for improving current methods and processes through action

Demonstrate initiative, follow-through, effective interpersonal skills, and planning and organizational skills


High School diploma or general education degree (GED). Experiential learning giving the incumbent the ability to successfully meet all listed requirements of this position.

Must be willing to work occassional rotating shift work

Career Development

Beyond our commitment to quality and convenient products, we provide a culture where employees are valued and supported in meeting their career goals. Top performers are offered opportunities for progression and promotions.


All of our hourly employees receive at least 9 paid holidays. We provide an on-site medical center for our Idaho employees at no charge for employees and their covered dependents.

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