Continuous Improvement (CI) Leader

Location: Delta, British Columbia

Responsible for coordinating and facilitating Lean Manufacturing initiatives and process improvements in areas of manufacturing / assembly processes, product design, equipment, manpower, layout, handling and materials in order to improve the efficiency of operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be a proactive, energetic leader with abilities to motivate and persuade change within union and non-union environments. 
  • Lead, manage and maintain a positive environment focusing on Lean Manufacturing strategies and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Recommends and/or implements methods for improving worker and process efficiency by reducing waste/non-value added activities through the use Lean Manufacturing principles, tools and techniques.
  • Assist in developing Metrics - baseline our current state and to measure future improvement projects. 
  • Studies sequence of operations to be performed and the flow of materials, manpower and documentation by using Flow and Standardized Work tools.
  • Facilitates training and education of shop employees on philosophies of Lean and the tools and techniques used. 
  • Assist with organizing and facilitating Kaizen projects throughout the shop floor.
  • Works with Management in analyzing work force utilization, facility layout, and operational data, such as production costs, process flow charts and production schedules, to determine efficient utilization of workers and equipment.
  • Develops and maintains shop floor process documentation and visual controls
  • Assist shop floor Supervision in developing shop floor champions and CI teams
  • Facilitates a P-D-C-A (Plan-Do-Check-Act) environment with all projects and implementations.
  • Other related duties as assigned

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge

  • Strong leadership, organizational, prioritization and time management skills
  • Ability to promote, motivate and manage change 
  • Ability to take initiative, implement and follow through on projects
  • Ability to conduct effective training sessions to all levels of employees
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing processes and Product/Component Design
  • Strong communication skills in English (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with management and employees
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and MS Project
  • Ability and willingness to travel when required.

Education/Training

  • 2-4 year Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering degree/diploma or equivalent
  • Green Belt Certification minimum (Black Belt Certification an asset)

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years related experience in the manufacturing industry.
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in shop floor leadership, production, assembly and design.    
  • Working knowledge of and proven success using Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques.

How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with cover letter to the Director of Human Resources at: by Fax: 604-952-6638
or Email