KIK Custom Products

Continuous Improvement Specialist

Job Location CA-QC-Montreal
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/10/2020 9:58 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Min. Years Exp.
KIK Household
Required Education
Associate's Degree


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General Summary

Continuous Improvement Coordinator will provide training, guidance and general direction in order to facilitate the growth of Continuous Improvement/Lean initiatives within all areas of the organization to include manufacturing, non-manufacturing and administrative work areas.  This position requires a person that is organized, detail oriented and able to both facilitate and drive change in a fast paced, "ever changing" environment by leveraging his/her strong interpersonal, professional and collaborative skills.



  • Become proficient in core Lean concepts of 8 Waste, Root Cause Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping, Demand and Capacity Planning, Process Flow Methodologies, 5S, Standardized Work, Kaizen, Set-up Reduction, Total Productive Maintenance, Pull Systems, Built-in-Quality, etc.
  • Train, facilitate and apply CI/Lean methodologies and tools in production and support areas.
  • Assist in the development of Continuous Improvement training materials and tool sets.
  • Drive the use of Continuous Improvement tools across KIK through the facilitation of structured kaizen events and continual engagement of employees at all levels.
  • Monitor, measure, valuate and document improvements made through the Continuous Improvement and Lean initiatives.
  • Improve data collection activities throughout the organization, analyze data collected and work with management to identify and address areas of unsatisfactory performance through effective Root Cause Problem Solving
  • Participate in internal Lean reviews and audits
  • Drive a “Visual Workplace” culture
  • Insure best practice sharing and communication and recognition of continuous improvement initiatives between the different KIK facilities
  • Develop, implement and assist in sustaining of the identified Standardized Work practices.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time. 


Minimum Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma / GED.

Experience Requirements

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and utilization of CI and Lean Principles

KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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