Continuous Improvement Engineer II
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, United States
Dec 17, 2021
Careers that Change Lives:
Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.
The Continuous Improvement Engineer will work as a Lean Manufacturing change agent, coach, and technical contact on Lean Manufacturing projects. This position will be responsible to lead and execute continuous improvement initiatives across the site and coach continuous improvement practitioners in problem solving. This will require the ability to educate and motivate individuals at various levels of the organization and the ability to manage projects to a successful and timely completion. The position interacts with senior internal personnel on technical matters often requiring cross-functional collaboration.
A Day in the Life:
Lead Site wide initiatives in regards to Operational Excellence.
Hands on execution and project management of Lean transformation projects (Cell Operating System).
Drive Value Stream adoption of Six Sigma, Lean, and other performance improvement methodologies.
Delivers DMAIC, Six-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing training Coaching.
Assess and evaluate gaps in manufacturing work flows and management systems
Facilitate Kaizen events across the site.
Plans, re-designs and organizes manufacturing, Non-Manufacturing facilities and production cells.
Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
Technical expert in Lean Manufacturing tools and principles including set-up reduction, standardized work, value stream mapping, Heijunka and A3 thinking, has general knowledge of other related disciplines.
Perform cost/benefit analyses.
Bachelors Degree required with 2+ years of experience or Advanced Degree with 0+ years of experience.
Nice to Have:
Bachelors Degree in Engineering, preferably in Industrial Engineering, and 2 years of experience.
Green Belt Certification (Internal or ASQ)
BB/Master Black Belt certification
Ability to facilitate groups and teams
Expertise in Lean Manufacturing / Toyota Production System
Knowledge project management and lean transformations
Experience with problem solving using analytic s such as DMAIC/A3
AutoCAD, Visual Basic
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.
We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.
Physical Job Requirements
The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
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