Continuous Improvement Engineer

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Harvey, IL, US

Company: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. More than 5,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
Continuous Improvement Engineer Next possible start date | Harvey

Your responsibilities:

The Continuous Improvement Engineer will support our North American locations by defining, implementing, and optimizing manufacturing processes. This includes reviewing manufacturing practices through reporting and visual data and lean efficiency recommendations, equipment modifications and/or equipment replacement to support growth and efficiency efforts.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods, and controls.
  • Coordinate manufacturing launch for new or revised products.
  • Plan, design, implement, and manage integrated production systems that assure performance, reliability, maintainability, schedule adherence, and cost control. These systems will integrate people, information, equipment, processes, and energy throughout the life cycle of the product.
  • Be very familiar with lean and six sigma methodologies.
  • Establish new manufacturing systems and modern manufacturing practices, such as, but not limited to: Kanban inventory, 5S, lean, and time analysis, Six Sigma problem solving and resolution techniques, and statistical process control.
  • Work on efforts for labor efficiency through automation and tooling enhancements.
  • Establish methods, equipment, and layout of all direct and indirect jobs utilizing time-study.
  • Plan and implement or improve work methods utilizing the optimal systems and controls to achieve the production efficiency goals.
  • Assignment of special projects in cost reduction, statistical process control, automation, facility layout among others.
  • Coordinate the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members, and evaluating results.
  • Confer with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Apply statistical methods and perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.
  • Participate in engineering design reviews.
  • Evaluate and validate internal SOP’s, Recipes and Specifications and other documents related to the adequate process functioning.
  • Evaluate and solve production problems.
  • Train personnel or conduct training to introduce new processes when needed.
  • Study and standardize procedures to improve efficiency


Qualifications we are looking for:

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mathematics, Science or Related Manufacturing Field.
  • 2+ years working experience in a manufacturing facility or related industry.
  • Must be able to implement and mentor others in Lean Manufacturing, SPC and Continuous Improvement Techniques. Green Belt training is helpful.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required. Experience with SAP preferred.



These are your benefits:

Fuchs offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow as professionals.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that will expand your experience and challenge your abilities in the global marketplace.  The position also offers an excellent compensation package and a comprehensive suite of benefits. 


Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).

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