KIK Custom Products

Lean Manufacturing Engineer

US-NY-Cortland
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-4807
# of Openings
1
Division
KCB

Overview

As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion household and personal care, over-the-counter, and pool additives categories, we maintain close relationships with over 70 global CPG customers and virtually every relevant major North American retailer. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

 

Overview:

 

The Lean Manufacturing Engineer will be a key member of the Plant Management team, and require a formally trained and experienced “hands-on” Lean Practitioner. A person that is able to facilitate and drive change in a fast paced and “ever changing” environment leveraging his/her strong interpersonal, collaborative and professional skills. This high influence position will interface with all associate levels and various functions/departments throughout the site. The incumbent will have opportunities to enhance methods and controls to streamline manufacturing processes.

 

This role is based at the Cortland, New York manufacturing facility.

 

Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in daily tiered meetings on the production floor to drive daily improvement
  • Use performance/OEE metrics and downtime data to identify improvement opportunities
  • Plan and execute changeover and run time improvements through the use of Lean Techniques
  • Plan and execute plant layout, process flow, and machine capability improvements
  • Work with product development and project engineers to provide input for manufacturing specifications and requirements. Ensure that the design and documentation of new processes are complete prior to manufacturing start-up.
  • Facilitate and execute kaizen events through all stages (charter identification/creation, pre-work, identification and completion, delivery of results during the kaizen week, regular follow up and follow through on sustainment).
  • Promote and facilitate associate development in various lean tools (5S, quick changeover, TPM/autonomous maintenance, kanban, poka-yoke, standardized work, etc.)
  • Participate in cross-facility initiatives to determine company-wide best practices and improvement of business processes.
  • Other duties/tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Requirements & Skills:

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years or more of engineering experience in a consumer packaged goods or similar manufacturing environment
  • Track record of driving continuous improvements through sustainable processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and experience organizing and facilitating formal Kaizen Events.
  • Experience utilizing AutoCAD or similar design software
  • Extensive knowledge of MicroSoft Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio.
  • Project management experience and a record of success
  • Packaging process knowledge a definite plus

A Career with KIK Offers:

KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.

KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Accommodation available upon request.

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