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  • 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

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

  • Stop Work


  • 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.