- Mechanical Engineering
- Communication Skills
- Continuous Improvement
The Continuous Improvement Engineer is responsible for driving deployment of the HBD Business System to significantly impact the operational performance of PMP. This role collaborates with the PMP team to develop and implement better tools, machines, methods, and processes. It is a role that requires engineering, continuous improvement, and team facilitation experience. This role reports to the Plant Manager; and is based at HBD’s El Cajon, CA location.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
The deployment of the tools, methods and processes that make up the HBD Business System including Lean Manufacturing and Structured Problem Solving.
Collaborate with the PMP team to develop and implement a future factory vision for the site.
Project management of a large capital project to expand the manufacturing capacity at the site, which is the largest component of the future factory vision at PMP.
Utilize technical skills and operational experience to personally develop technical solutions for business problems that involve tooling, methods, equipment, material replenishment, process controls, error-proofing, overall equipment effectiveness, and others.
Actively engage with stakeholders at gemba, to implement improvements at the site.
Facilitate kaizen events and working sessions focused on operational improvements. Drive the outputs of these efforts to completion, in order to reap the full benefit to the site’s performance.
Experience and Education
B.S. Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering.
At least 5 years of experience driving continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment.
Demonstrated project manager skills and experience, with a preference for equipment related projects.
Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills.
Working knowledge of manufacturing operations, with a strong preference for experience in metal forming and metal machining processes.
Demonstrated skills in lean manufacturing, structured problem solving, and change management. Learning occurred within a successful business system, with structured mentorship.
Advanced level of proficiency in MS Office tools and data analysis, with a preference for a navigating knowledge of SolidWorks or similar software.
HBD Industries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.