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Title:  Continuous Improvement Engineer

Req ID:  11904
Category:  Lean
City:  St. Louis
State:  MO
Postal Code:  63133

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.
  • Drive site or function adoption of Lean and other performance improvement methodologies.
  • Delivers Problem Solving and Lean Manufacturing training.
  • Assess manufacturing work flows and management systems.
  • Facilitate Kaizen events.  
  • 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.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical discipline (Mfg EE, Engineering discipline, Process, ME).
  • Requires 5-7 years working in CI capacity.
  • Demonstrated application with lean principles.
  • Progressive application of lean tools.
  • Lean certification from a recognized independent technical body.
  • Operates under the direction of a CI Manger or Director. Works independently in most situations.
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills both verbal and written.

Competencies Required

Customer Focus

Business Acumen

Leadership Disposition


Building Talent

Developing Others

Building Partnerships

Operational Decision Making

Inspiring Others

Aligning Performance for Success


Creating a Culture of Trust

Facilitating Change

Creating an Inclusive Environment

Driving for Results

Delegating and Empowerment




STERIS is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

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.

Req ID:  11904
Category:  Lean
City:  St. Louis
State:  MO
Postal Code:  63133

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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