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Job Title:  Continuous Improvement Engineer

Req ID:  30404
Job Category:  Information Technology

Bishops Stortford, HRT, GB, CM23 5GZ


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.


Position Summary

Based in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, with travel to other sites 

Leads the implementation of lean principles tools, systems, and behaviors throughout the organization. Works with stakeholders to identify and facilitate key projects that will improve safety, quality, cycle and lead time, and provide the optimum benefits to the business through waste reduction. Trains teams in lean manufacturing tools and systems such as Kanban, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Visual Management and Kaizen. Manages project activities including communication, timeline, meeting facilitation, data gathering and processing, solution implementation and follow-up


  1. Perform hands-on execution of Lean transformation projects. 
  2. Deliver Lean curriculum per the Lean Course Catalog. Conduct in-person training ranging from orientation to problem solving to lean principles and tools.
  3. Facilitate Kaizen events; monitor and measure to ensure sustainment of results. Provide guidance to stakeholders on Lean tools and principles including set-up reduction, standardized work, value stream mapping, and problem solving.
  4. Monitor and oversee Kaizen event follow up activities.
  5. Estimate production or process times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions including Capital Expenditure requests.
  6. Perform cost/benefit analysis. Maintain records of Kaizen event metrics.
  7. Maintain current knowledge and serves as a technical expert in Lean tools and principles including set-up reduction, standard work, value stream mapping, A3 problem solving, etc.
  8. Other duties that may be assigned.

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  1. 3-5 years working in CI capacity with lean principle applications
  2. Experience in a similar related industry/work environment (e.g. manufacturing, service, distribution, etc.)
  3. Bronze certification from AME/SME or the ability to certify within 6 months in role.

Preferred Experience


  1. Demonstrated passion for continuous improvement.
  2. Demonstrated effective skills: organization, logic/reasoning, interpersonal, communication (oral and written), accuracy and detail.



STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  30404
Job Category:  Information Technology

Bishops Stortford, HRT, GB, CM23 5GZ

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