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IDEX Continuous Improvement Engineer in Brenham, Texas

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

As the Continuous Improvement Engineer, you will be in charge of analyzing current production procedures and processes across the areas of Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing and Logistics and look for means to make PPE LLC's business processes more efficient while reducing wastes and ideally finding cost savings through lean activities. This position primarily supports the Brenham, Texas, plant for PPE with some collaborative projects involving our Blackburn, England, facility.

REPORTS TO:

VP Global Operations

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To identify and deliver improvement activity across the business through employing process improvement methodologies and the application of innovative thinking

  • Serve as a coach and mentor with all business stakeholders to build a continuous improvement environment to support an ongoing change to improve culture

  • To support the delivery of better value and greater efficiency through the identification and elimination of unnecessary complexity within the business processes.

  • Promote, educate, and lead team members in lean tools, such as Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, SMED, 5S, Flow, Rapid Problem Solving, Total Productive Maintenance, Built in Quality, etc.

  • Facilitate by identification, coaching and training the reduction of the 7(+1) wastes

  • Own and develop the data capture system within the US and any other software and metrics to monitor progress of CI

  • Identify trends and variations from any CI monitoring system

  • Encourage, lead, and coordinate all SMED activities

  • Identify training needs

  • Identify and present potential Lean / Six Sigma projects with a good business case and support projects owned by others

  • Ensure the maintaining of all CI documentation such as SOP and OPL’s is conducted to an adequate level

  • Provide ongoing and back up support for the Production & Quality Manager

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field

  • 5+ years’ experience working in a lean manufacturing role

  • Trained in Lean disciplines, with demonstrated application of Six Sigma, Kaizen principles, and 5s

  • Effective and engaging interpersonal skills to develop teams and professional relationships, including written and verbal communication skills with the ability to tailor communications for different levels of the organization

  • Ability to influence other departments who can have an impact on business KPIs

  • Strong facilitator skills

  • Ability to work both independently and with others

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills

  • Professional approach with an appreciation of confidentiality and discretion

  • Flexible approach to work

As referenced in this posting, PPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. PPE complies with all applicable U.S. federal, state, and local laws and prohibits discrimination of any type. Applicants for this role must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.. At this time, PPE is not able to sponsor employment visas.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

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Job Family: Engineering

Business Unit: PPE

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