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Continuous Improvement Engineer I
Posted on 2/1/2022
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • One-to-three years of hands-on experience in a manufacturing or warehouse and/or delivery operations environment
  • Bachelors degree in industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, project management or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and practices
  • Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma Certified, and capable of providing examples of the use of Lean tools
  • Ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally with a variety of teams including Operations, HR, Supply, Innovation, Customer Care, and Marketing
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with little supervision and able to work in a changing environment with changing priorities
  • Develop manufacturing processes that are applicable to best manufacturing practices and develop those techniques
  • Demonstrated experience recognizing and identifying root causes for subtle differences in processes and data sets
  • Ability to Coach and to practice a very strong and disciplined Lean daily management approach at the point of value-adding to enable a continual focus on process improvement to eliminate waste. This includes maintaining visual controls that track only the critical metrics, which tell you whether you are eliminating waste from your value-adding activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A self-starter attitude and an ability to attack problems with minimal direction
  • Experience using G Suite and Microsoft Office applications, and project management software such as Asana
  • Skilled in the use of Google-suites and Microsoft Suites - Intermediate level
  • Skilled in learning new concepts quickly
  • You have experience working in a fast-paced environment, ideally in a venture-backed growth-stage start-up
  • Youre an extremely thorough communicator; does not lead by fiat, but rather helps peers and teams understand the why behind actions
  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Must maintain satisfactory attendance, including timeliness
  • Youre passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all
  • You have a great passion for process improvement and want to be an agent of change to reduce waste
  • Sedentary work; involves sitting at times
  • While performing the duties of this job, must have the ability to work in hot or cold conditions, stand for the duration of the shift, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; ascend stairs; balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Able to work in noisy environments within a warehouse setting
  • Occasional movement around the office may be necessary
  • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens
  • Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets
  • Domestic travel to new and existing local facilities required as needed
  • Works with cross-functional teams to support the launch of new projects and line expansions team
  • Time studies to create, validate and sustain Engineering Labor Standards
  • Work with the Business System Analyst team to interact with Manhattan Associates (WMS)
  • Become the subject matter expert (SME) for the LMS in Manhattan Associates
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of our Warehouse and Delivery Operations inside and out
  • Recommends process, procedures, and modifications to improve production efficiencies, manufacturing techniques and production yields for existing products
  • Determines appropriate skills necessary for equipment/process operability and establishing training requirementsDevelops and coaches new IE/CI engineers
  • Analyze data, use of basic statistical tools, and use value stream mapping to gain a deeper understanding of processes and identify strategic improvement opportunities
  • Employ a working knowledge of standard work to ensure every work activity is properly defined, displayed (point-of-use), and accurately followed by every person to enable safety adherence, consistent quality, and productivity is achieved
  • Use basic Lean Principles to develop process improvement initiatives
  • Manage a portfolio of lean projects directed at reducing waste and improving quality to provide greater valve; implements such tools as: 5S, KPI, SMED, VSM, and Kaizen
  • Implements such tools as: SPC, Process Capability, Pareto analysis, Fishbone, SMEDCreate documentation for training materials such as checklists, standard work, and standard operating procedures
  • Communicates plans and other agreements to stakeholders for alignment while listening to feedback and making modifications if appropriate
  • Work alongside the Operations Management team in each market to research and drive continuous improvement projects in the warehouse and delivery network
  • Be a leader of change. Practice Servant Leadership. This person must be comfortable working with all levels within the organization. They must be able to question the status quo and be a strong communicator
Imperfect Foods

1,001-5,000 employees

Sustainably sourced food delivery
Company Overview
Imperfect Foods is on a mission to eliminate food waste and build a better food system for everyone.
  • Free Imperfect credit
  • 401(k)
  • Competitive Pay
  • Stock Options
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision insurance
  • Parental Leave
Company Core Values
  • Bring an Appetite: We’re ready. We work eagerly and with clear purpose. We always look for new, better ways to do things and are committed to improving ourselves and our work.
  • Lead with Heart: We believe that taking good care of ourselves and bringing positive, collaborative energy is half the battle.
  • Be Imperfect: We believe what’s different about us is what makes us valuable, and that personal and team growth are fueled by learning from mistakes.
  • Use the Whole Carrot: We believe all resources are valuable and should be used with care. We strive to cut waste in all its forms.
  • Grow the Movement: We instill a contagious passion for our mission in those we manage and serve. We constantly seek ways to up our game—signups, hiring, and beyond!