KIK Custom Products

  • Operational Excellence Engineer

    Job Location US-IL-Danville
    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/10/2018 2:51 PM)
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  • Overview

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    Site Overview:
    KIK Custom Products’ Custom Manufacturing Division’s Danville, Illinois contract manufacturing facility is located conveniently in Danville near Champaign, IL. The facility runs 24 hours at 5 days a week and is registered and compliant with the FDA, EPA, & cGMP. This plant contains eight aerosol productions lines for pressurized products and three liquid production lines for the manufacturing of personal care and OTC consumer products. 


    Position Summary

    Drives lean thinking mentality throughout the site via project achievements, training, communicating success. Challenges status quo and believes that processes can and should be improved. Drives   prioritization of   lean efforts with plant leadership team to focus on those that delivers most value to the production line. Highly accountable for delivering results.  Continuous Improvement projects include, but are not limited to, changeover reduction, cycle time improvement, capability studies, throughput optimization, cost reduction, variation reduction, and waste reduction. Highly accountable for delivering productivity results that have a positive impact on the bottom line. 

    Essential Job Functions

    • Facilitates and drives change in a fast paced and “ever changing” environment leveraging his/her strong interpersonal, professional, and collaborative skills.
    • Ability to work within the site at all levels utilizing a very “hands on” approach to creating value and buy-in as the lead change facilitator for the operation’s Continuous Improvement efforts.
    • Provides leadership / mentoring / training to project teams on the use and practice of Lean methodologies and tools.
    • Improvement projects include, but are not limited to, changeover reduction, batch cycle time improvement, waste reduction, and constraint improvement.
    • Responsible for planning and assisting in the execution of various Continuous Improvement projects targeted towards improving the business’s performance on safety, quality, productivity, and cost.


    • Bachelor degree (or higher) required in area of discipline
    • 1-2+ yrs experience working in a lean, CI or similar OpEx capacity in a manufacturing plant
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft, Minitab, and other analytical software packages.
    • Must have one of the following: Six Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt or formal Six Sigma training through employer
    • This position does not offer employment visa sponsorship now or in the future

    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!




    KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

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