Tenneco Continuous Improvement Specialist in Jeffersonville, Indiana

Continuous Improvement Specialist

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Job Description

Job Description

Reporting to the CI Manager, this position will deliver continuous improvement training and activities throughout the plant while serving as the Subject Matter Expert on Continuous Improvement. Will lead and grow a culture of Continuous Improvement and its activities at the plant. Will facilitate projects aimed at generating Continuous Improvement techniques, cost reductions, and process performance improvements. Provides efficient leadership and cost effective integration of Continuous Improvement, creating operational excellence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates Continuous Improvement projects, cost reductions, and process performance improvements.

  • Maintain CI implementation schedules for assigned projects, progress updates as required, and most importantly, provide documentation that demonstrates the direct link between CI implementation and process and Plant Operations improvements.

  • Provide CI training and coaching at all levels of the Plant.

  • Participate in and lead teams aimed at the resolution of quality issues and concerns.

  • Support production control, material control, material planning departments in improvement projects relating to scheduling inventory management and raw material flow and tracking.

  • Support prototype and pilot runs to address design and process feasibility concerns from a departmental aspect.

  • Interface with plant engineering on projects addressing staffing, manpower, time and capacity analysis.

  • Generate, provide and participate in department specific training needs.

  • Calculate cost reductions and/or various analysis to determine optimal problem solving method.

  • Team with the Plant Controller to document savings and profit results of continuous improvement activities.

  • Accountable for tracking all CI Projects and reporting progress to plant staff.

  • Complete time studies to develop production standards for products.

  • Assist in monitoring department equipment (OEE) and interface with Maintenance department to identify maintenance, repair and TPM.

  • Works with process owner to develop value stream map for each process and each value stream family within the facility.

  • Utilizes the concepts of continuous improvement and cost reduction in the execution of the job function.

Required Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • 3+ years of related experience in either Materials, Operations, Quality or similar role in a plant environment

  • Experience in identifying areas of improvement.

  • Experience in Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement or Process Improvement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working towards Black Belt or Master Black Belt certification

Job Location

Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States

Position Type


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