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Lean Process Improvement Engineer III

Company: Printpack
Location: grand prairie
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Lean Process Engineer (LPI) is the internal Practitioner responsible for deploying the Printpack Performance System (PPS). In this role, the LPI Engineer serves as subject matter expert, teacher and mentor, and primary change agent for Printpack's Continuous Improvement program. This person is the driving force behind the program and associated improvements in safety, quality, waste, productivity and service.

Minimum Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree minimum (engineering or other related field)
  • 3-5 years experience in a lean manufacturing environment
  • 3-5 years experience in the field of Process Improvement
  • Lean Six Sigma certification: Green Belt minimum or Black Belt preferred

Other Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience with the application of Lean and Six Sigma Continuous Improvement tools and methodology in solving business problems and driving business gains
  • Demonstrated success leading project teams
  • Demonstrated success influencing up and down the organization
  • Engaging personality with strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven teacher/facilitator with outstanding communication skills
  • Ability to utilize a combination of technical and soft skills to effectively coach and guide teams.
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking and effective conflict resolution in both systematic and creative ways
  • Effective discernment skills to know when to use empathic or methodical strategies to drive culture change
  • Adaptability - proven ability to "think on your feet"
  • Ability to facilitate online meetings seamlessly
  • Spanish language fluency a plus

Key responsibilities include:

  • Function as a champion and subject matter expert in the implementation and maintenance of the Printpack Performance System (a high engagement business operating system).
  • Work with plants and project teams to assist and facilitate training, implementation and standardization of Lean and Six Sigma tools and methodology to increase process efficiencies and reduce variation.
  • Work closely with Process Engineers, Department Managers and Plant Management to define, develop, and implement strategies for continual improvement in all processes of the business with particular focus on eliminating/reducing top quality and waste issues.
  • Develop training to help foster Lean Manufacturing and Total Productive Maintenance initiatives across the company.
  • Focus on improving customer satisfaction through process standardization, process controls, timely customer response, and working continuously to meet/exceed customer expectations.
  • Follow-up on assigned projects to monitor the progress of planned improvement initiatives to assure timely action, appropriate management support, and achievement of expected benefits. Use appropriate measurement, analysis, and evaluation methods to identify and document process improvements.
  • Working with key leaders to help merge the Printpack Performance System (a high engagement business operating system) and the Printpack Quality Management System.
  • Develop reports of Lean and Continuous Improvement activities including accomplishments, participation, projected activities, and anticipated needs.

Other Requirements

  • Approximately 70% travel (Post-Covid-19)

Printpack is proudly an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment. Embracing diversity not only enhances our work culture - it is vital to our success. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, genetic information, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, marital status, military or veteran status or affiliation, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

To view your rights and government notices, please see the links below:

EEO EEO (Spanish) EEO Supplement EEO Supplement (Spanish) E-Verify USERRA Rights FMLA FMLA (Spanish) Pay Transparency Polygraph Protection Right to Work Right to Work (Spanish)

Printpack is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist you with your application for employment or job search, please contact us by sending an email to Please include in your email a brief description of the accommodation you are requesting and the position for which you are interested in applying.

Keywords: Printpack, Grand Prairie , Lean Process Improvement Engineer III, Other , grand prairie, Texas

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