Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist
Company: Smithfield Foods
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Your OpportunityA great job and a great future await you at
Smithfield Foods. As the world's largest pork processor and largest
hog producer in the United States, we're a $16 billion global food
company with more than 55,000 employees. We're looking for
motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and
meaningful careers with us .
Our team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are
eligible for great benefits packages:
Competitive Starting Pay
Annual Bonus Earning Potential
Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More
Education benefit available to full- and part time Smithfield team
members on their first day of employment.
*Program eligibilities apply
In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional
development, and tuition assistance .
The Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist identifies and
implements process improvement opportunities. Responsible to
identify and improve the outcomes of manufacturing and operational
processes to improve efficiencies, reduce cost and increase
customer satisfaction at a particular location. Provides advisement
and recommendations to key management personnel to influence change
and implement continuous process improvement programs. Salary Range
$72,000 - $106,150 Core Responsibilities
Evaluates plant efficiencies and drives cost savings by identifying
and facilitating process improvement projects.
Uses high level of judgement to make decisions and handle complex
tasks or problems within all areas of the business. Has the ability
to assess quality of information given and ask pertinent questions
to stakeholders. Able to offer new solutions to problems outside of
set parameters and can construct and provide recommendations. Uses
multiple internal and some external sources outside of own function
to help arrive at a decision.
Conducts root cause analysis to determine metrics and troubleshoot
manufacturing/business and operational issues utilizing advanced
techniques, such as Ishikawa diagrams, A3 Problem Solving Method,
or 3 legged, 5 why.
Develops and facilitates training/workshops to drive cultural
change and improve core company metrics as defined by
Completes advanced data collection and analysis for process and
value stream mapping.
Develops and conducts compliance audits, program evaluations, and
reviews to drive results with the fortitude to ensure change is
Lead cost reduction goals monthly and annually.
Partners with Operations and Engineering teams to monitor and
evaluate effectiveness of new equipment installations.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.
They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so
classified. May perform other duties as assigned. QualificationsTo
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 to perform the essential functions .
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or
University in Engineering, Science or related field and 5 years of
related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of
education and experience, required.
Demonstrated understanding of Advanced Continuous Improvement and
lean manufacturing principles.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced level
knowledge of Excel and developing Power Point training decks
Solid analytical skills.
Familiar with Microsoft Power Bi, Forms, and Power Automate
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational
planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and adaptability.
Demonstrated planning, organization, and execution skills.
Demonstrated ability in developing high performing hourly teams and
coaching salary personnel in mentoring and developing high
performing work teams.
Strong interpersonal and technical skills.
Demonstrated ability to transfer CI knowledge to less experienced
CI Specialists as well as plant operations personnel, both hourly
Knowledge of SAP is preferred.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while
building strong working relationships and a positive work
Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics and physical
demands described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of
the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or
humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat
(non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts,
exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Frequently
required to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.Specific
vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision,
color vision and ability to adjust focus. Career BenefitsTo learn
more about Smithfield's benefits, visit
smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.Why Work at Smithfield Foods? We
are committed to meeting our employees' needs, addressing their
concerns and helping them enjoy rewarding careers with our company.
PEOPLE MATTERWith more than 60,000 jobs globally, our employees
drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and
rewarding work environment.GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTWorking at
Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong
career with training designed to help you advance
professionally.BENEFITSOur people matter. That's why we offer
excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time
employees.SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGESustainability is ingrained in our
culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the
future.About Smithfield Foods Headquartered in Smithfield, Va.
since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with
agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs
globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly--"
and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated
protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for
more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments
to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and
reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain
by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity
and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our
communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic
brands, such as Smithfield -- , Eckrich -- and Nathan's Famous -- ,
among many others. For more information connect with us on
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. EEO/AA Information
Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace
diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected
veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other
protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by
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