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The Continuous Improvement Engineer supports the development of the Ryder Continuous Improvement culture in all employees across the Business Unit/Vertical by actively promoting and facilitating the use of continuous improvement methods to support new business and existing operations. Using knowledge of engineering methodologies, tools, and data analysis, this position will interface with employee at all levels and various functions across the business and within a facility.
Collects data and performs statistical analysis. Maps and documents processes. Independently identifies process gaps; recommends and implements process improvement. Works on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Develop a thorough, effective, and timely continuous improvement plan to address the top business needs at Ryder sites (transformation plan development and execution). Drive process improvement activities to achieve dramatic improvement in the key business metrics of safety, quality, delivery, cost, and employee development
Develop advanced competency in wide range of engineering methods, Lean tools, and quality standards and coaches employees in the use and implementation of CI, Quality Assurance, & Lean principles. Applies engineering methodologies/tools such as product slotting, studying labor standards (time studies), layouts and optimization of flow, data profiling and analysis, and resource modeling to improve distribution and/or transportation operations. Provide regular reports of data and actions to measure progress against the site objectives. Makes Inventory and/or Supply Chain strategy recommendations
Effective facilitation and execution Value Stream Maps & Kaizen Events through all stages (A3 charter ideation / creation, pre-work identification and completion, delivery of results in Kaizen week, regular follow up and follow through on sustainment). Independently identifies process gaps, recommends and implements process improvement. Coach process owners on how to use engineering methods to achieve operational excellence
Completes event planning, perform pre-work, facilitates teams and supports events (includes; start-ups, expansion & closure). Follow-up on events and audit compliance to lean plans to prevent backsliding. Supports continuous improvement deployment using fundamentals of lean (standard work, visual management, continuous flow). Completes CI projects that lead to improved business results. Assesses CI initiatives and provides input and recommendations on future activities
Design, implement, monitor and maintain the QMS based on established company and/or industry standards. Implement and monitor a standardized corrective action system. Support regulatory compliance and certification requirements. Perform all functions related to Quality Assurance for a start-up or expansion
Skills and Abilities
Lean: Functional Experience with: Creating Cell Designs, Managing Material Flow, Design Plan for Every Part Systems (PFEP), Setting up/operation of Kanban, Supermarket Systems, Pull Systems, Lean Mfg Systems, Developing and most important managing to: Leader Standard Work, Visual Management Systems and Management Accountability Systems, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), Kaizen Facilitation
Warehousing Engineering: Functional Experience with: Product Slotting, Distribution Center MHE, Studying Labor Standards (time studies), Distribution Layouts and optimization of flow, Warehouse Metrics, Headcount rationalization and forecasting, Data Profiling
Bachelor's degree required Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Bachelors Degree or minimum of 4 years relevant work experience
Bachelor's degree preferred Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering Bachelors Degree
Four (4) years or more Minimum of four years of related experience in the Distribution, Warehousing and/or Manufacturing, Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics industry is required required
Four (4) years or more Minimum of four years of related experience in the Distribution, Warehousing, Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics industry is preferred preferred
Other Lean, TPS, QMS preferred
Other American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS) and/or Supply Chain Logistics Certification
DOT Regulated: No
Job Category: Continuous Improvement
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