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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: Oakwood
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you'll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world's toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Location/Division Specific Information

Oakwood Village, OH

How will you make an impact?

The role will facilitate implementation of the Practical Process Improvement (PPI) Business System at the site level to intensify the customer experience, increase employee engagement, and enable profitable growth. The position collaborates with key stakeholders to lead projects and kaizen events by deploying structured problem solving to improve systems and eliminate waste. The role involves facilitating the lean fundamentals, such as visual management/5S, value stream mapping, standard work, metric boards, stand-up meetings, and project funnel coordination. It also involves developing capability in these areas by training teams and providing coaching through the events.

What will you do?

* Train and Coach teams on the PPI Business System in both formal training sessions and informally on the job. Topics include but not limited to: lean principles, lean leadership, value stream mapping, process mapping, Kaizen, RCCM, error-proofing, daily management, value-add and non-value-added activities, material flow, standard work, cellular flow, SMED, 5S, visual management, built-in quality, etc
* Diplomatically act as a change agent and constantly challenge the status quo; partner with teams to develop an action bias culture and evaluate existing processes and implement solutions to ensure safety, improve quality, reduce cost, and sustain best practices across each value-stream and teams.
* Manage and facilitate continuous improvement projects, Kaizen and RCCM events, to increase yield, reduce defects, and increase production efficiency.
* Help teams identify new projects through value stream mapping, data analysis and daily management systems.
* Capture & record training and process improvements. Develop best practice templates, training content and maintain repository of process improvement events.
* Partner with Finance personnel to evaluate project savings estimates, validate reported PPI benefits, and ensure accurate accounting of PPI Productivity.
* Develop standard tools and resources to leverage across site teams.
* Work with leaders and extended team to develop /promote /standardize the PPI Business System and share best practices.

How will you get there?


* Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, operations or business.


* 5+ years of related work experience preferred (manufacturing, operations)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

* Demonstrated leadership experience.
* Effective time management.
* Great communicator, including solid written, oral and presentation-giving skills.
* High ethical standards to support a professional business code of conduct.
* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with and positively influence leadership and all levels of the organization.
* Passion for driving improvement and leading change.
* Proven track record for developing, training, and coaching teams.
* Problem-solving utilizing a formal program/process such as: PDSA, Lean, Six Sigma, PPI, DBS
* Broad knowledge of multi-functional processes and financial business methods.
* Experience and a 'hands-on' track record of successfully implementing continuous improvement

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one global team of 100,000 colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Accessibility/Disability Access

Job Seekers with a Disability: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers accessibility service for job seekers requiring accommodations in the job application process. For example, this may include individuals requiring assistance because of hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairments. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or assisting a person with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-855-471-2255*. Please include your contact information and specific details about your required accommodation to support you during the job application process.

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