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Job Title:  Continuous Improvement Engineer

Req ID:  15853
Job Category:  Lean
Country:  US
State:  AL
City:  Montgomery
Zip:  36022

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

The Continuous Improvement Engineer will work with an experienced team of LEAN professionals in an environment that has had established LEAN principles since 2004.

This person will collaboratively lead the implementation of lean principles throughout the Montgomery, AL facility, working with employees at all levels, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders 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.

What you will do

  • Ensure that value streams make the most efficient use of resources by assessing manufacturing work flow and conducting capacity studies in Operations to maximize spatial utilization.
  • Facilitate ongoing facility level improvement implementation through:
  • Engage Employee Involvement teams – utilizing problem solving techniques
  • Facilitate planned Kaizen events – 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Standardized Work, Setup Reduction, Flow, and A3 Thinking
  • Review team Improvement ideas and projects – monitoring and measuring progress
  • Conduct Lean training workshops
  • Identifies opportunities to implement common processes and best practices; disseminates and acts upon relevant industry and Corporate benchmarking data.

What you will need to be successful

  • You will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations/Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related degree.
  • Qualified candidates will have at least 1 year of experience in a Continuous Improvement or LEAN role. **For recent graduates, multiple related Internships will also be considered.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills both verbal and written required.
  • Proficiency with current Microsoft Suite (spreadsheets, word processing, charting), required.

Offering you in Return

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.




STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

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