Continous Improvement Engineer

Job Overview

Are you a Continuous Improvement leader who contributes positively to the performance of the factory looking for your next job that is going to take your career to the next level?

If so then this is the Continuous Improvement Engineer job for you!


My client is an established Irish company with two manufacturing facilities based in Co. Kildare and part of a global group of companies that employ over 10,000 staff across over 100 sites globally with a turnover of €2.8Bn across 40 countries.
Currently recruiting for a Continuous Improvement Engineer for their Kildare site my client manufacture products for the housing, industrial and agricultural sectors and are currently enjoying a very exciting period of growth in their business.


As Continuous Improvement Engineer you will hold a key position on-site responsible for identifying and leading continuous improvement initiatives across the plant. You will utilize analytical skills and Lean/Six Sigma methodologies, techniques, and tools to solve problems as well as coaching and mentoring others to utilize the same methodologies to improve their processes and solve problems.

Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager as CI Engineer some of the key elements of your job will include

  • You will provide the necessary support, advice and assistance for all CI projects including CPM and AM/PM.
  • Develop and implement a plan in conjunction with the Manufacturing Manager for CI projects in all operations areas.
  • Owner of a tracking system for all CI projects, reporting back to the Manufacturing Manager and to CI Manager in Head Office.
  • Identification and prioritisation of efficiency opportunities/ process improvements in manufacturing and supporting systems to create flow, improve efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Support coach, and mentor others on Continuous improvement tools and problem-solving methodologies.
  • Conduct Kaizen workshops, with support, where and when required.
  • Support implementation of complex problems solving techniques, such as 8D, DMAIC, facilitating workshops and investigations as required.
  • Coach a culture of continuous improvement daily by asking questions to challenge the status quo, reviewing processes for improvement or optimization opportunities, and mentoring Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma principles.
  • Conduct process reviews and Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis (PFMEA) for new and existing equipment and provide leadership in specifying and implementing corrective actions
  • Provide input into the design, review and implementation of product quality improvement procedures.
  • Lead and support the generation of annual performance and cost performance plans (CPT). Monitor and publicise progress of individual programmes and projects throughout the cycle.
  • Support Managers and Financial Controllers in targeting zero manufacturing variances, deploying data analysis tools as required.


You will hold a relevant Third level qualification (level 8 minimum) in Production, Industrial or Engineering disciplines and have 5 years + relevant experience in Manufacturing / Engineering fields.
To hit the ground running in the CI Job you will have a strong knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma best practice, tools and processes along with proven PM & problem-solving skills
You will be conversant with the relevant ISO standards & legislation and excellent IT skills

Just as important are your soft skills and to be successful in the Continuous Improvement Engineer job you will be a skilled relationship builder and networker as well as have excellent negotiation & influencing skills


A role of this nature is an opportunity to really put your mark on your career to develop not only yourself, but an entire site and comes with a great deal of autonomy.
Down the line this CI job offers loads of potential to move in to a more senior nationwide or group role down the line!
This is a very competitive salary, bonus, very generous pension scheme, life assurance and Educational Assistance programme.

Sound like your cup of tea?
Then don't delay and apply today!

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