KIK Custom Products

  • Lean Manufacturing Engineer

    Job Location US-GA-Conyers
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/14/2018 12:34 PM)
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  • Overview

    COMPANY: 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 dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. 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.

    KIK Consumer Brands – Pool Division
    KIK’s Pool Additives Division (“Pool”) is a leading player in North America and key international markets with a broad brand and product portfolio spanning both the Mass and Specialty Retailer channels. We are well known for our Clorox® Pool&Spa™ products in the North American Mass channel, our BioGuard® brand in the North American, Australian and South Africa Specialty channel, and our Bayrol brand across Europe. Our multi-functional product formulations and innovative water testing innovations allow pool owners to safely and easily enjoy their backyard retreat.


    SUMMURY: The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for driving margin improvement and capacity growth through waste elimination by analyzing equipment needs, gaining an in-depth comprehension of manufacturing processes/material flows and developing strong relationships with external suppliers. This position will provide leadership, mentoring and training to project teams on the use and practice of Lean methodologies and tools and will have responsibility for planning and assisting in the execution of various projects targeted towards improving the focus factory’s performance on safety, quality, delivery and cost.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Participate in daily tiered meetings on the production floor to drive daily improvements.
    • 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 and 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, standard work, etc.)
    • Participate in cross-facility initiatives to determine company-wide best practices and improvement of business processes.


    Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related discipline from an accredited institution.

    • Minimum of 3 years or more of engineering experience in a similar environment.
    • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills.
    • Documented certification in Lean and/or Six Sigma preferred.
    • Track record of driving continuous improvements through sustainable processes.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and experience organizing and facilitating formal Kaizen Events.
    • Project management experience and record of success.
    • Experience with AutoCAD or similar design software.
    • Strong computer skills (MS Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio etc.)
    • Packaging process knowledge a 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, age, religion, sex, or national origin.


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