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Job Title:  Continuous Improvement Engineer

Req ID:  32795
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Guadalupe, NLE, MX, 67190


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

Leads the implementation of lean principles throughout the organization. Works with management, customers, suppliers, and others to identify and facilitate key projects that will improve quality, reduce costs, improve cycle time, and provide the optimum benefits to customers and the business through waste reduction. Trains production teams in lean manufacturing initiatives such as Kanban, Value Stream Mapping, Takt Time Analysis, and Kaizen. Manages project activities including communication, project timeline, meeting facilitation, data gathering, data processing utilizing lean tools, and solution implementation and follow up.


Hands on execution of Lean transformation projects.

Delivers Problem Solving and Lean Manufacturing training.

Facilitate Kaizen events.  Participates in and coordinates the development of event Charters and scheduling of the events. Works with departmental management to assure appropriate participation and support.

Plans, re-designs and organizes manufacturing facilities and production cells. 

Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.

Technical expert in Lean tools and principles including set-up reduction, standardized work, value stream mapping, A3 thinking.

Perform cost/benefit analyses.

Leads assigned process improvement events using Continuous Improvement methods

Seeks and evaluates process improvement and Lean Enterprise information, materials, and methods to match specific organizational needs as outlined by management and adapts them to use in the execution of process improvement events.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering General or Other

Required Experience

Bachelor's Degree in technical discipline (Mfg. EE, Engineering discipline, Process, ME).

Requires 5-7 years relevant experience on lean manufacturing and/or improvement projects

Comprehensive knowledge of Lean Enterprise principles and methods, team development and team leadership techniques, and project management methods.

Demonstrated application with lean principles and tools.

Lean certification from a recognized independent technical body.

Operates under the direction of a CI Manager. Works independently in most situations.

Good communications and interpersonal skills both verbal and written


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  32795
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Guadalupe, NLE, MX, 67190

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