Continuous Improvement Specialist 3


Continuous Improvement Specialist

The Opportunity

The Continues Improvement Specialist studies existing processes and looks for ways to increase efficiency and productivity while ensuring quality and safety protocols are met. This role will support various areas of production such as Assembly, Fabrication, Materials and Engineering. This role will educate employees on Continuous Improvement/Kaizen principles and practices in order to drive process improvements.

About DTTP

Daikin Texas Technology Park- has a footprint of 4.23 million square feet under a single roof, and is the third largest factory in the United States. Opened in 2017 as the manufacturing, logistics, and engineering center for Daikin's American subsidiary Goodman , the plant makes heating and air conditioning products sold under the Goodman , Amana , and Daikin brands.

Why work with us?
  • Benefits are effective on day one for all full-time direct hires
  • Training programs are available to help guide team members and develop new skills
  • Growth Opportunities - there is immense opportunities to grow your career
  • You will be part of a Global Company - our family brands are backed by Daikin Industries, Ltd. -an organization that brings opportunity to over 60,000 employees worldwide. Companies included are Daikin North America , Daikin Comfort , Goodman , Quietflex , Motili and TMI .


May include;
  • Implementation of Lean projects, including: application of lean tools to eliminate waste, workstation design, mock trials, fabrication, plant organizing, markings and labels, time studies, documentation, presentations.
  • Assist in the development of SOP's specifically focused on plant manufacturing processes by utilizing time studies, spaghetti charts, material classification, PFEP, and visual management methods.
  • Develop and implement visual controls and signage in the plant to reinforce processes, provide metrics, and improve material flow.
  • Work with selected plant management on how to develop Lean mindset and Lean oriented processes to improve efficiency and standardize work.
  • Partner with plant assembly line staff to collect observations, ideas, and solutions.
  • Lead participants of Kaizen workshops, training sessions, committee projects, etc.
  • Educate, coach, and challenge process owners in the use of lean and statistical tools, approaches and techniques to create process management and measurement systems.
  • Drive safety, quality and efficiency measures through proactive problem resolution, follow-up and follow-through.
  • Plans and executes projects with minimal direction.
  • Provide guidance and training
  • Perform additional duties as needed


Knowledge & Skills:
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Working knowledge of material flow improvement, a plus
  • Computer skills; be proficient in MS Office - Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint & Word
  • Strong working knowledge of Lean principles and tools
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Demonstrated knowledge of plant systems, equipment, and operations
  • Strong team player, results orientated, dedication to excellence and sense of urgency to achieve business objectives
  • Ability to apply good judgement, effective decision-making skills, strong work ethics and integrity on the job
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Serve as team's point of contact with quality council and upper management
  • Be able to provide team with motivation and required resources if need it.
  • Lay the groundwork for gaining approval by upper management to implement any team recommendations
  • Coordinate with required supervisors for availability of personnel

  • 5 + years of experience preferably within a high volume manufacturing environment practicing
  • 2+ years as a lead / trainer

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent progressive experience
  • 6 sigma certification is a plus

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
  • Must be able to perform essential responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of a person's race, color, religion (including religious dress or grooming practices), creed, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, uniform service member or veteran status, ancestry, disability, physical or mental disability (including HIV/AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, request for protected leave, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age (over 40), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company will comply with all federal and state regulations and statutes pertaining to individuals with disabilities.

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