Reading, PA

Continuous Improvement Engineering Manager

Continuous Improvement Manager. The Continuous Improvement Manager will

Lead the Process Engineering and Continuous Improvement team, overseeing their direction, coordination, and evaluation.


  • Provide expertise to the organization on implementing continuous improvement techniques such as Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, and other methods.
  • Manage the Continuous Improvement (CI) group, facilitating their collaboration with maintenance and operations to drive improvements throughout the site.
  • Contribute to site-wide planning activities, including capital management and inventory control.
  • Support corporate and local initiatives (e.g., SAP, PIS).
  • Supervise the development and training of CI personnel; organize and oversee special CI events to enhance plant performance, minimize waste, and optimize production processes.
  • Foster engagement with production personnel to encourage their active involvement in identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the accounting team to quantify, measure, and report cost savings and project expenditures, ensuring projects remain within budget.
  • Act as a liaison and facilitator for both inter-company and intra-company initiatives.
  • Effectively communicate company and department goals, achievements, issues, solutions, practices, changes, and policies. Promote positive communication and enforce all company policies, rules, and regulations.


  • Requires a Bachelor's degree (engineering background highly preferred).
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment with a hands-on approach to driving improvements.
  • Experience with titanium and melting processes is advantageous (preferred, but not mandatory).
  • Ability and willingness to manage in a 24/7 manufacturing environment, including working varied hours, addressing issues with back-shift personnel, problem-solving, and responding to emergencies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Lean Manufacturing, with the ability and eagerness to serve as the site expert and instructor in these areas.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred.
  • Required knowledge and experience in statistics.
  • Experience with ISO9000 is beneficial (preferred, but not mandatory).
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
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