Are you cut out for a new job as a Continuous Improvement Coordinator? These specialists are responsible for improving and implementing the processes which will support production, quality, project management, purchasing and engineering departments of a manufacturing company. They operate under the Director of Manufacturing Systems and work with the General Manager to oversee the successful completion of tasks that increase productivity, consistency, quality and profitability of the entire company.

Key Job Responsibilities

Continuous Improvement Coordinators are charged with evaluating manufacturing processes and applying their in-depth knowledge of product design, fabrication, tooling and materials using value stream mapping and other management tools. They are counted on to identify areas where companies and teams can improve manufacturing efficiency and throughput by analyzing work flow, space requirements and equipment layouts. They develop business cases for their recommendations by calculating potential gains in production, and reductions in labor and material costs. They must communicate that return on investment along with other justifications to explain their improvement recommendations.

Continuous Improvement Coordinators are able to implement lean manufacturing processes in real-world scenarios, and lead Kaizen events and communicate wins to team members, management and other stakeholders. They are looked to to develop and drive continuous improvement initiatives, support Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA) processes, analyze quality-risk factors and develop appropriate product, process and tooling countermeasures as is appropriate. They will troubleshoot when needed for the Production and Engineering Departments, and create capital expenditure plans based off manufacturing studies to improve job site safety, quality and overall efficiency.

Required Technical and Behavioral Skills

Such professionals will require a certain skill set to succeed in this position. If you have experience in Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma, that’s an excellent skill set to put front and center on your resume. Coordinators also need to be proficient in the use of common software programs (such as MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and be able to read drawings and analyze financial worksheets. Your knowledge of manufacturing processes and electrical integration is critical to this position, as are basic project management skills.

Behaviorally, you should have the ability to interact with individuals at all organizational levels, have excellent organization skills and attention to details. You must be able to balance multiple workloads and meet deadlines. You should demonstrate a personal motivation to provide fast, accurate, and complete customer service at all times to all team members and management. That takes leadership, initiative, problem solving and the energy for continuous improvement.

Work With a Top Industrial Recruiter

If you have at least a BS/BA in business, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering or equivalent experience considered by management, along with 5-10 years prior experience in manufacturing or engineering, this is a great opportunity. If you think this is the right job for you, connect with a recruiter at Global Power to see how you can advance your career in manufacturing today.

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