Newell Brands Continuous Improvement Engineer - Waddington in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Position Title: Continuous Improvement Engineer

Location: Chelmsford, MA

Reports To: Site Manager

Job Summary:

Reporting to the CI Manager, the Continuous Improvement Engineer will be responsible for deploying and sustaining the lean and continuous improvement program for the company. This position will work in conjunction with plant and department leaders to identify areas of their operations where the deployment of CI methodologies will improve key performance indicators, operating results, space required, inventory levels, and manufacturing costs. The CI Engineer will be well versed and have extensive proven experience in implementing Lean Manufacturing (TPS) and all of its principles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, prioritize and execute continuousimprovement activities; drive standardization and consistency of approach

  • Implement, lead, and follow-up on leanmanufacturing activities

  • Effectively leverage tools, such as lean sixsigma and change management, to drive continuous improvement activities toimprove operating results

  • Lead operational value stream mapping toimprove performance and eliminate constraints

  • Develop new (and upgrade existing)manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching,designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment

  • Utilize strong organizational skills toappropriately plan and prioritize daily work and long term projects

  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing andplanning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.

  • Improve manufacturing layout, processes and methodsfor cost-reduction, quality improvement and efficiency.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical engineering or relatedfield

  • Minimum of 3 years’ LSS Black Belt experienceleading CI and lean initiatives

  • Proven experience in automating downstreamoperations

  • Experience in a high volume, high SKU, repetitivemanufacturing environment

  • Plastics experience is preferred

  • Resilient to work with firm deadlines and managerelated stresses in a timely manner

  • Great organizational planning skills with theproven ability to facilitate change

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply. LI-#SM1