• Continuous Improvement Engineer

  • Posted: 05/05/2019


    Plans, directs and coordinates processes and projects to improve the efficiency of facilities, equipment, materials and personnel.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide strategic recommendations to senior management to reduce the waste of resources and time, and to improve productivity
    • Develop projects of higher safety, productivity and quality for operator utilization, space requirements, and production flow improvements
    • Simplify production methods
    • Identify opportunities and implement Poke yoke, SMED, KANBAN, JIT, and root cause analysis techniques
    • Improve labor utilization by facilitating new methods of production, new work flows, new operator techniques, and capital spending with work team
    • Test and analyze new processes and results to recommend implementation of new production methods, work flows, operator techniques, and capital with work team
    • Project planning, design and implementation
    • Assists management in establishing cost analysis techniques, financial plans, and aides in estimating future financial performance
    • Coordinates with vendors to determine product specifications, arranges purchase of equipment, materials or parts, and evaluates products according to quality standards
    Scope & Impact

    Provide project/ cost savings reporting and reconciling for location to achieve AOP results. The results derived by this position may have a direct impact to financial performance.

    Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 0-2 years of relevant experience or equivalent
    • 1-3 years of Supervisory/Leadership experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Proficient in AutoCAD
    • Written and Verbal Communication Skills
    • Problem Solving Skills
    • Knowledge of Team Dynamics
    • Up to 10% travel
    Preferred Requirements
    • Master’s degree
    • Six Sigma Black Belt
    • Professional Engineer (PE) license

    Physical Demands/Work Environment

    Operates in a professional environment as well as a manufacturing facility subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions, hazards, and required to function in narrow aisles or passageways. Often required to sit, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), hear, listen, talk, stand, walk, bend, stoop, climb ladders, pull, and push. Seldom required to climb stairs, kneel, squat, crouch, crawl, balance, reach overhead, and lift up to and over 50 pounds.

    Core Attributes

    Communicate Transparently
    Lead the Team
    Impact and Influence
    Deliver Results
    Coach and Develop

    OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer
    La-Z-Boy Incorporated and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers that support and subscribe to a policy of nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment. La-Z-Boy will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable laws.

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    Seniority Level: Entry level

    Employment Type: Full-time