Senior Continuous Improvement Leader - Thermoplastic Operations




United States, Morgan Hill, CA

Level of experience

Senior Level

Contract type


Apply here

The Senior Continuous Improvement Leader supports the Company’s activities to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost of Business and Manufacturing processes within the Morgan Hill Thermoplastic (MH-TP) Operations. In addition, some coordination with Fairfield and Morgan Hill Thermoset Operations may be required to share best practices. Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Director, Continuous Improvement and the MH-TP Leadership Team to develop an Improvement Strategy/Plan for Morgan Hill Thermoplastic Operations, and to monitor progress against the Plan.
  • Work with Kaizen Event Team Leaders to prepare for Kaizen Events by developing Charters (scope, targeted process, team members, etc.) and completing Pre-Work (process mapping, data collection, etc.).
  • Facilitate Kaizen Events (approximately one each 8-12 weeks).
  • After the Kaizen Event, work with the Team Leader to assure open action items are completed and appropriate metrics and standard work are implemented to sustain the improvements.
  • Collect and report metrics, and conduct periodic audits, to assure we are sustaining the results of Kaizen Events and other Improvement projects.
  • Depending on the Improvement Plan, some type of project work (Point Kaizen Events, Root Cause / Corrective Action activities, or Six Sigma projects) may be required.
  • Provide support and supplies to others leading or participating in improvement activities (i.e. 5S documents and supplies, etc.).

Experience and/or Education Requirements:

  • Lean Certification with at least 1.5 years’ experience facilitating Manufacturing Kaizen Events, or Black Belt in Six Sigma with at least 2 completed projects in a Manufacturing environment. Must demonstrate achievement of objective(s) and sustainment on at least 2 Events or Projects.
  • Engineering degree strongly desired.
  • Strong ability to understand and analyze data, and prefer experience with statistics.
  • Works well in teams and can develop and execute action plans to accomplish objectives.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment required. Experience with composites and/or a process engineering background is preferred.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Good computer skills, especially with Excel. Experience with Minitab a plus.

Application form

We use cookies for social media functionalities, personalized content and analytics. By clicking 'Accept' or continuing to browse our site and clicking through, you agree to such use and the sharing of your data with our partners. To find out more about our use of cookies, our partners or how to withdraw your consent see our Cookie Policy.