Continuous Improvement Manager

Camarillo, CA 93010

Industry: Manufacturing / Production Job Number: LW318943824 Pay Rate: $45-63 / hour State: CA

Job Description



The CI Manager is responsible for managing continuous improvement activities through the development and implementation of lean tools based on customer requirements, always ensuring that benefits in safety, quality, costs, deliveries, and inventories are obtained. Promoting continuous improvement in all departments using the tools and processes established in Eaton's policies.
Change agent plant wide, executes and deploys the Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) initiatives. Coordinate the Kaizen Events in the site as well as the continuous improvement framework (CIF). Guides the team thru the Operation Assessment (OpA) and leads the deployment and applicable execution in the plant for the Eaton Business System (EBS).


A. Lead the Eaton Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) deployment (visual controls, process standardization, leader standard work, Gemba walks, manning strategy, daily accountability, process checks and CI for everyone).
B. Leads the strategy to implement the lean tools in the site such as (Value Stream Map, 5S’s, Kaizen, Set Up reduction, Cost Outs, Error Proofing, Pull System, standard work, Total Productive Maintenance, etc.)
C. Champions the ideas programs from the Promotion, evaluation and facilitate the execution of the ideas program as well as the recognition to the submitters.
D. Develop the strategy to review the Key VSM´s and development of new ones including the strategy for the following steps to an Ideal status.
E. Performs and coordinates the Kaizen Events from the VSM output to maintain the lean tracker to choose quarterly the best Kaizen in the plant.
F. Maintains the Lean council at the plant from the meetings and gathers teams, get results from the people is part of the council.
G. Champions the 5S’s internal Audits program.
H. Keeps informed to the site thru an annual calendar about the following Audits/Assessments: 5S, OpA, EBS, etc.
I. Coordinate the selection of critical equipment and processes plant wide with the Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Departments accordingly.
J. Support the MESH Initiatives and Zero accident culture.
K. Provide training in basic and advanced Lean Manufacturing techniques.
L. Document and keep updated the documents related to the Lean Manufacturing department.
M. Always promote a cultural change towards continuous improvement.
N. Coordinate Kaizen events and ensure the closure of actions derived from them.
O. Implement and generate cost reduction projects through the use of Lean and Six Sigma tools.
P. Responsible for strategy of the improvement ideas program.
Q. Training and support of leaders in carrying out standard LSW works.
R. Active participation in VA/VE projects.
S. Lead the strategy to achieve the Cost Out goal and in the generation of the budget for cost savings.
T. Analyze financial information in search of savings opportunities.
U. Meet the objectives established in the CI vision of the Aerospace group.
V. Filling out and monitoring the actions of the Lean Board
W. Lead strategy for internal and divisional Poka Yoke competition.
X. Lead the meaningful participation in the CI Award annually


• 5 years of experience in manufacturing engineering in the same industry field.
• Bachelor’s degree in Electromechanical or Mechatronic, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.
• Proven and solid experience in Solid Works and AutoCAD
• Experience in designing and implementing fixtures.
• Green Belt certification (desirable)
• Cost Out projects experience
• Lean manufacturing experience (VSM, TPM, 5S, SMED, Poka Yoke, etc)
• Statistical tools knowledge (Six Sigma)
• Solving Problem techniques (5 Why's, 8D's, etc.)
• Ergonomic Knowledge
• Project management knowledge


Individual Contributor Competencies:
• Possesses Effective Communication Skills
• Demonstrates a Collaborative Style
• Drives for Results
• Makes Decisions/Solves Problems
• Promotes and Champions Change
• Pursues Personal Development
• Possesses Interpersonal Savvy (Supplier/Customer Relationships)

Other Competencies
• Strong ethics and professional presence required
• Negotiation skills and experience with suppliers.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Sense of urgency
• Proactive and organized
• Teamwork player
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