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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Seaboard Foods, LLC

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Guymon, OK
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

JOB PURPOSE

The Continuous Improvement (CI) Engineer works on a CI team to improve production processes using lean manufacturing methodologies and other improvement concepts in a fresh pork processing facility harvesting over 20,000 animals per day. Primary responsibilities include data collection, process, and quality analysis to determine which continuous improvement process techniques and solutions will drive business performance.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

  • Apply Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and other CI tools and methodologies to evaluate and analyze systems and processes to improve operational performance
  • Identify and resolve opportunities to improve employee safety, product quality and process efficiencies across the organization
  • Lead root cause analysis and collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement meaningful solutions
  • Provide oversight of key performance indicators using these to find opportunities for improvement and verify solution effectiveness
  • Participate as a technical resource on plant initiatives and projects
  • Act as a change agent to drive alignment on yields and efficiencies while optimizing throughput
  • Ensures all projects and improvements adhere to all Company policies and standard operating procedures with regards to product quality, food safety and work-place safety
  • Analyze and provide sound feedback for improvement of reducing downtime
  • Deliver effective change leadership to drive business changes while minimizing any disruption to the workforce

CORE COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS IN ALL ROLES: instills trust, communicates effectively, action oriented, ensures accountability, and drives results.

 

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

Collaborates

Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

 

Cultivates Innovation

Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful

 

Optimizes Work Processes

Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, food science or related field and three or more years of progressive responsible positions in manufacturing or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certifications in lean manufacturing, Six Sigma or continuous improvement and project management preferred
  • Sound knowledge of modern manufacturing methodologies and systems
  • Ability to collaborate and work on cross-functional business teams
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

ABOUT SEABOARD FOODS

At Seaboard Foods, we create the most sought-after pork. A top U.S. pork producer/processor and leading exporter to 30+ countries, we are committed to bringing excellence to the table, seeking a better way to produce wholesome pork and connect every step between our farms and family tables. Together, more than 5,000 employees in five states work in our farms, feed mills, and processing plant, to produce Prairie Fresh® pork, ensuring the well-being of our animals, the environment, our employees and the communities we call home.

 

Seaboard Foods is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.