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Continuous Improvement Engineer II

2100093C Requisition #

Careers that Change Lives
Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide. 
The Continuous Improvement Engineer II will work as a Lean Manufacturing change agent, coach, and technical contact on Lean Manufacturing projects. This position will be responsible to lead and execute continuous improvement initiatives across the site and coach continuous improvement practitioners in problem solving. This will require the ability to educate and motivate individuals at various levels of the organization and the ability to manage projects to a successful and timely completion. The position interacts with senior internal personnel on technical matters often requiring cross-functional collaboration.

A Day in the Life:
• Lead Site wide initiatives related to Operational Excellence.
• Hands on execution and project management of Lean transformation projects (Cell Operating System).
• Drive Value Stream adoption of Six Sigma, Lean, and other performance improvement methodologies. 
• Delivers DMAIC, Six-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing training & Coaching.
• Assess and evaluate gaps in manufacturing work flows and management systems
• Facilitate Kaizen events across the site.
• Plans, re-designs and organizes manufacturing, Non-Manufacturing facilities and production cells.
• Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
• Capacity modeling
• Technical expert in Lean Manufacturing tools and principles including set-up reduction, standardized work, value stream mapping, Heijunka and A3 thinking, has general knowledge of other related disciplines.
• Perform cost/benefit analyses.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience

Nice to Have:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, preferably in Industrial Engineering, and 2 years of experience or a Master’s Degree with the completion of at least one related Internship/Co-Op rotation.
• Green Belt Certification (Internal or ASQ)
• BB/Master Black Belt certification
• Ability to facilitate groups and teams
• Expertise in Lean Manufacturing / Toyota Production System
• Knowledge project management and lean transformations
• Experience with problem solving using analytic s such as DMAIC/A3
• Coaching Experience 
• AutoCAD, Visual Basic 

About Medtronic
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are rep
resentative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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