Berry Global CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST in QUAD CITIES, Iowa
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST
Job ID: 7577
Functional Area: MANUFACTURING
Position Type: Not Indicated
Relocation Provided: No
Shift: Any Shift
Location: QUAD CITIES, IA
Education Required: High School Diploma
Experience Required: Not Indicated
At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit berryglobal.com
The Continuous Improvement Specialist position is a mid-level position that is responsible for acting in a safe manner, while leading continuous improvement projects, assisting with project management and providing technical support and repairs to the various machinery found in the production areas and the equipment that is found within the building and systems.
Follow all Berry safety and environmental policies and procedures
Follow OSHA rules and regulations
Monitor quality of product; inspects bottles for defects, inspects boxes for damage and properly follows customer pack patterns
Communicates and cooperates with other employees in a positive and constructive manner to achieve the Goals of the Department and the Plant.
Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines; wear protective clothing, long-sleeved shirt, jeans or slacks, hair net, latex gloves and practices good hygiene
Willing and able to work overtime when needed
Identify and report violations and unsafe conditions to appropriate personnel
Effectively respond in an Emergency Situation such as Fire, and Accident and direct the activities of others
Follow all Department Procedures and Directives
Assist with building and programming on new and rebuilt equipment
Follow mechanical and electrical prints
Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical equipment
Apply progressive Continuous Improvement practices such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, 5S, etc.
Develop Continuous Improvement toolkit and operating fundamentals
Initiative continuous improvement projects
Increase customer satisfaction by assisting production to reduce cost and lead-time while improving quality and service
Provide support and guidance for Quality to develop procedures and work instructions for Corrective and Preventive Actions
Develop Training resources to train and motivate employees in the use and implementation of Continuous Improvement principles
Reduce waste and drive best practices across the organization
All other duties as assigned
Put product on hold for quality issues
1+ years of experience in Continuous Improvement efforts using Lean process methods and tools
1+ years of experience in a lean manufacturing environment
2+ years of experience participating in Continuous Improvement projects
Must have the ability to multi-task
Must be able to pass a background check and drug test
Must be able to monitor quality of machine output
Capable of lifting (up to 35 pounds).
Able to work in a production environment, recognizing various sounds and alarms
Must be able to follow all department procedures and directives.
Must be able to perform all duties in a safe and effective manner.
Associate’s degree in Engineering/Engineering Technology
1+ years’ experience leading Continuous Improvement efforts using Six-Sigma process methods and tools
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Effective presentation methods and skills
Ability to think resourcefully and strategically
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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