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Continuous Improvement Manager

Microfluidics International Corp.

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$52.88-57.69 /h
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Denver, CO
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

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 around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

THE COMPANY

[Band-It Denver, CO]

SUMMARY OF PRIMARY FUNCTION

The CI Manager is responsible for continuous improvement initiatives by deploying a variety of lean tools, processes and concepts that improve business performance. This role also facilitates associate involvement at all levels in continuous improvement activities. The CI Manager will work with other business leaders to drive transactional and manufacturing improvements.

The role will oversee all lean activities to ensure coordinated progress toward the completion of Goal Deployment objectives. This individual will direct, coordinate and actively participate in the Lean project ideation funnel, the evaluation and ranking of projects, the project initiation and execution, and regular project tracking, updates, and visual posting.

This role will also serve as the liaison to manufacturing for all ECR (Engineering change request) and serve as the engineering representative in the APQP process. Creating basic tooling designs and drawings. Funneling all change requests through the MCCB (Management Change Control Board) for review.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate Cadence Process aligning leadership team on transformation roadmap
  • Promote and facilitate the diagnosis of flow of work and information (Value Stream Mapping) to identify improvement priorities
  • Helps to promote a positive work culture aligned with the IDEX Values and drives to improve employee engagement
  • Continue to evolve the OPEX process within the business with key leaders and ensure the use of the lean/CI tools in daily management
  • Deploy lean tools and growth tools throughout the organization.
  • Responsible for the execution of the lean calendar including kaizen funnel review, charter development and review, facilitation of lean events and thorough follow up of events to ensure successful completion.
  • Lead and facilitate kaizen events as needed
  • Develops and effectively executes Action Plans and improvement targets.
  • Creates and maintains project schedules and metric tracking
  • Create and Deploy plant wide 5s program
  • Determine tooling needs and designs on machine equipment. Funneling design concepts through MCCB.
  • Manufacturing liaison for all ECR and APQP requests. Seeing requirements through from idea to manufacturing.

MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE

The success of this position has the following impact on BAND-IT Denver

  • Sustainable performance improvements in product cost and PBIT
  • Timely and successful completion of various Lean projects
  • Implementation and execution of an effective and sustainable business process improvements
  • Significant improvement in operational and financial metrics (i.e. OTD, standard margin)
  • Creates a lean culture within the organization

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SKILLS AND/OR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION

Proficient with applied mathematical statistics, design, database technology, and business systems.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Drive for Results
  • Solid Problem Solving methodology and demonstrated skill
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Servant Leadership
  • Strong communication/presentation skills
  • Ability to gain followership and lead teams who are not direct reports
  • Drafting and solid works
  • Root Cause Counter Measure problem solving

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION LEVEL, SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, engineering discipline, or technical degree,
  • Demonstrated exposure to a variety of lean tools (value stream mapping, standard work, 5S, flow, pull, SMED, etc.
  • Strong influence skills without direct authority
  • Exposure to and participation in a wide variety of training environments
  • Good writing and administrative skills, including computer skills (word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, etc.)
  • Strong Project Management Skills

The estimated compensation for this position is $110,000-$120,000, depending on experience. This position may be eligible for performance based bonus plan.

Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, PTO, and more. More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page: https://www.idexcorp.com/careers/our-benefit-and-rewards/

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)

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).