Job Title: Continuous Improvement Specialist
Requisition ID: 163246R
When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll
do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for
cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe.
Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in
achieving your career goals.
How will you make an impact?
The role will facilitate implementation of the Practical Process
Improvement (PPI) Business System at the shop-floor level to enable
profitable growth, intensify the customer experience and increase
employee engagement. The position collaborates with key
stakeholders to lead projects and kaizen events by deploying
structured problem solving to improve systems and eliminate waste.
The role involves facilitating the lean fundamentals, such as
visual management/5S, value stream mapping, standard work and
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with
and positively influence leadership and all levels of the
What will you do?
Provide support to develop lean expertise and capability within the
Drives lean thinking to create enterprise level value stream
management across both operations and non-operations functions
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect
with and positively influence leadership and all levels of the
• A holistic thinker who can look site-wide to integrate and
streamline systems for optimal benefit.
• Able to drive continuous improvement in both non-operational and
operational areas, including connecting the cross-functional
resources to remove waste along the extended value streams.
• Passion for driving improvement and leading change
• Great communicator, including solid written, oral and
How will you get here?
High School Diploma with 1-2 year's experience; BA
•Lead and facilitate training in LEAN and PPI (Practical Process
Improvement) Principles for the organization by implementing
standard process improvement tools for both non-operations and
•Leads a re-invigoration of the 5S system at the site across
•Lead/work with functional teams to implement and streamline
processes to improve the customer experience, enable profitable
growth and become more efficient.
•Insightfully cultivate an action-based culture of continuous
improvement to improve KPIs, in the areas of safety ,customer,
finance, people and quality
•Improve the decision-making model and problem solving capabilities
within high performance teams to increase autonomy and the pace of
•Work with the expanded team to develop/promote/standardize the PPI
Business System further
•Proactively interface with internal customers and peers to drive
continuous improvement initiatives, using Lean and Six Sigma
• Leadership roles from disciplines such as operations, commercial,
engineering, quality, or product management
• A dedicated employee with a ‘hands-on’ track record and
- Visual management/5S, metric boards, stand-up meetings
Problem Solving (RCCM, Kaizen)
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000
extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and
contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make
the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com
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