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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Hickory
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

HNI Corporation is a global family of brands for the workplace and home dedicated to enhancing the spaces where we live, work, and gather. We pride ourselves on fostering an environment where we make a positive impact on others; upholding our beliefs in integrity, inclusion and belonging.What we need:

  • We are adding a RCI Engineer to our HBF team in Hickory, NC!What you'll do:

    This position is responsible for performing a variety of engineering assignments in developing and implementing production/ processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most cost efficient manner. Drive breakthrough process and product targets using lean tools and BPI processes to identify opportunities and drive improvement. Responsible for advancing the lean culture and ensuring the RCI process is highly productive.

    • Leads or facilitates project teams for implementation of multi plant projects working closely with plant management, engineers, and suppliers.
    • Responsible for lean implementation, providing lean expertise, guidance, and motivation and leadership on kaizen events and lean assessment
    • Coordinate the introduction of new product into the manufacturing process
    • Analyzes data to determine feasibility of product proposal.
    • Plans, conducts, and/or directs research and/or development work on complex projects require the origination and application of new and unique approaches.
    • Recommends and implements improvements and/or modifications in sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters.
    • Confers with research and other engineers to clarify and resolve problems; prepares design modifications, as appropriate. Recommends changes in procedures, design or equipment.
    • Interfaces with Manufacturing to resolve issues.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Process drawings for approved requests.
    • Assemble job files- custom and engineered to order products
    • Works safely always; reports unsafe conditions to Supervisor.What you have:
      • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Manufacturing Engineering. Industrial Design or related field.
      • Lean manufacturing principles, including RCI, 3P, Value Stream Mapping, Problem solving and statistical analysis.
      • Minimum 2 years manufacturing engineering experience in contract furniture or related field
      • Demonstrate success in implementing continuous process improvement programs
      • Experience managing projects to successful completion.
      • Required: AutoCAD 2004, Excel, Word
      • Recommended: Access or Crystal Reports, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, 3D Solid Modeling Software, IMOS.What you're good at:
        • Problem Solving. This competency is fundamental to RCI and will be critical in this role. Total fluency in the use of fishbone, 5-why, A3, and other lean tools is non-negotiable.
        • Influence. In an RCI role, influence is vital as you are generally an "outsider" who must earn the trust and respect of Factory management by providing clear value and demonstrating true expertise.
        • Change Agility. RCI engineers need to not only be able to change quickly, they often must be catalysts for change. you must lead by example and be willing to consistently push and constantly react to changing needs, situations, and priorities.
        • Communication Skills. Ability to effectively present information, both orally and written, and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers.
        • Mathematical Skills. Ability to calculate proportions and percentages.
        • Reasoning Ability. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments. The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. The residential building products segment is the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products.HNI Corporation was recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020 for the diversity of our Board of Directors and was named in 2020 and 2021 as one of America's Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek.How we act today protects how we live tomorrow. Check out our 2020 CSR Report here: https://www.hnicorp.com/social-responsibilityDiversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), are not just core beliefs at HNI - they are operational imperatives. We value each other's differences in experiences and ideas to solve problems and better serve our customers. Take a look at our DEI goals here: https://www.hnicorp.com/diversity-equity-and-inclusionWe offer Benefits on Day 1, including a new voluntary benefit, Daily Pay! To learn about all the benefits HNI has to offer visit www.HNIbenefits.com.We also invite you to visit us at www.HNICorp.com to learn more!

Keywords: HNI Corporation, Hickory , Continuous Improvement Engineer, Engineering , Hickory, North Carolina

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