Continuous Improvement Engineer

Company: Sodecia Automotive

Location: Centerline, Michigan, United States

Sodecia Group is recruiting a Continuous Improvement Engineer to join Sodecia Automotive in Centerline.

Main Responsabilities:

• Training and oriented all BU employees on the kaizen concept, principles, tools and their application;
• Identity and certify the Kaizen Multipliers according to Sodecia group targets;
• Develop and support kaizen Multipliers (training, coaching and mentoring);
• Understand and monitor the KPI´s selected in each pillar Grow, Cost, Quality, Delivery and Motivation (Doc support -Gap chart Report);
• Analyze and present to BU’s Management Team, the kaizen project to reduce or eliminate 7WASTES.
• Defines 12-week forecast kaizen projects and resources to reach the 2% savings(calculated in a 12-month perspective);
• Able to calculate “payback analysis” on kaizen projects, with the business unit management team and eventually other employee considered crucial to achieving an accurate analysis;
• Summarize and report weekly and monthly all kaizen activities, performance results, activities forecast and trends;
• Define and follow up all the PDCA concerning all kaizen activities to achieve all the Kaizen Targets;
• Analyze all the investments from a production process perspective to validate if it is the “last” improvement solution;
• Benchmarking best practices within Sodecia Group;
• Develop and deploy internal controls and organizational metrics dashboards (Visual management);
• Develop, manage and lead continuous process improvement strategies and initiatives according to the BU strategy;

Skills Profile:
– University Degree in industrial or production engineering or similar;
– Minimum of 2 + yrs. experience in continuous improvement environment at Automotive Industry
– Process Engineering experience is a plus;
– Experience working in an organization that has a well-implemented “Safety Culture” is a plus

Will also accept any suitable combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Location: 24331 Sherwood Ave  • 48015 • Centerline • Michigan


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