Continuous Improvement Specialist

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Continuous Improvement Specialist
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How would you like to join a company that is at the forefront of transforming the way leafy greens are grown and distributed in the United States? This company currently operates 16 acres of production at 6 greenhouse farms along the East Coast and into the Midwest and is continuing to grow at an exponential rate!  They are seeking a Continuous Improvement Specialist who will be responsible for driving process improvement work at the greenhouses by working closely with Operations team.

Location: Wilmington, OH

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead continuous improvement projects and activities with plant management
  • Use CI, LEAN tools, and analytical skills to identify and prioritize ci projects
  • Map and analyze processes to reduce waste and improve efficiencies
  • Lead Kaizen/ problem-solving events at the greenhouses to improve operations KPIs
  • Perform data collection and analytics set up for greenhouse operations
  • Prepare and analyze historical data on yields and climate/grow factors to improve,
  • Actual crop yields and quality
  • Ability to accurately forecast future yields
  • Ability to use manual and auto data collection systems as well as work with machine learning/artificial intelligence applications in future for data capture and analysis  
  • Coordinate with cross-functional project groups including operations, sales, engineering, and finance to develop and implement process improvements
  • Develop and providing ci/lean training on site
  • Organize project scopes, relevant data, cost estimates to assist in the preparation of capital projects

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or commensurate continuous improvement experience
  • Skilled in yield optimization and cost reduction, process cycle time, capability analysis, DOE etc.
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret data to make decisions
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • Self-starter and a problem solver with strong relationship building and communication skills.  Ability to navigate a dynamic and quickly evolving environment is a must!

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