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Continuous Improvement Engineer
Florence , South Carolina
December 17, 2017
Primary Purpose:
Using DMAIC methodology, Six Sigma and Lean tools, runs projects to deliver project cost, quality, and time objectives established by their Champion and Manager, aligned with Operations Excellence and JCMS goals.

  • Lead teams in Breakthrough/Best-In-Class performance improvement on smaller scooped projects, usually within the area of the Black Belt's expertise.
  • Act on Statements of Work once the projects are "Identified and Recognized" by the leader.
  • Impact Operational Cost and lead projects that meet the minimum economic value required.
  • Participate in project progress reviews with Master Black Belts, Champions, and other appropriate leadership levels on at least a monthly basis.
  • Effectively work with team membership and secure team member participation.
  • Identify barriers to project success and solicit help from champions as needed.
  • Train project team members in basic Six Sigma and Lean Tools.
  • Mentor and coach project team members /CI Practitioners.
  • Track project performance in CI database to assure timely completion and achievement of quality and savings goals.
  • Increase Continuous Improvement culture based on CIC, VSF, and VF Principles in JCMS.
  • Complete "Lessons Learned" document and share best practices with other Black Belts.
  • Attend required basic training and acquire needed skills to achieve Six Sigma and Lean Certification.
  • All other tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Quality, or related field.
  • Experience in Six Sigma, or related discipline, preferred.
  • Black belt certification highly preferred.
  • 3+ years' experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Possess basic statistical knowledge and the ability to learn and apply statistics to process and product improvement projects.
  • Basic understanding, or ability to learn, Lean Manufacturing/Lean Office concepts.
  • Demonstrated high level performance in current or previous position. (High potential if current employee.)
  • Ability to become a highly effective communicator: verbal, written, and presentation.
  • Ability to become highly skilled in the areas of leadership, analysis, and PC applications.
  • Plant manufacturing experience highly preferred.
  • Requires 10-15% travel

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