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Motrex LLC Continuous Improvement Specialist in Salina, Kansas


The Continuous Improvement Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing a plant-wide team system to develop a culture of improving key performance indicators such as manufacturing OEE, product quality, waste reduction, energy conservation, safety and operating costs. The Continuous Improvement Specialist will utilize Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, techniques, and tools to facilitate the transfer of such learning in the plant, develop individual champions and teams necessary to support continuous improvement activities consistent with business goals. Focus will be to conduct these activities in conjunction with other organizational functional leaders and members to solicit support for implementing continuous improvements to all processes.


  • Develop and maintain a Continuous Improvement strategy for the plant to include specific goals, objectives, timetables, action plans, and key leader (hourly and salaried) enlistment strategies

  • Train and mentor the leadership team and engineering staff in the principles, methods, and applications of the Continuous Improvement process such that continuous improvement efforts are integrated into change management processes

  • Coordinate plant level with Stryten's continuous improvement initiatives to ensure optimum use of resources and minimize redundancies

  • Coordinate efforts with functional leaders, supervisors, and hourly associates in identifying improvement opportunities within the plant and develop justifications to substantiate potential cost savings to the plant

  • Conduct time and motion studies and/or utilize value stream mapping and process charting establish and validate production standards and to troubleshoot and streamline work flows

  • Foster and support the development of continuous improvement teams

  • Participate in training and development programs including all areas of environmental, health and safety issues, especially those dealing with proper handling of hazardous materials and hazardous waste

  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, work procedures, standard operating practices, and directions with or without immediate supervision

  • Have independent problem-solving and decision-making skills

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the leadership tem as necessary to achieve plant goals


Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting, standing, and walking as necessary.

Equipment Used:

  • General office equipment, PC and various software.

  • Personal protective equipment as required.

Education, Experience, Skills Required:

  • 4 year degree preferred

  • Experience in industrial manufacturing environment

  • Experience in leading site level continuous improvement efforts and projects using Lean, 5s, and DMAIC methodologies

EEO Statement

Stryten Manufacturing is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Statement

Stryten Manufacturing,, is a leading provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the Transportation and Industrial markets. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, the company operates transportation plants in Salina, Kansas, Manchester, Iowa and industrial facilities in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Kansas City, Kansas and Charlottesville, Virginia. Its manufacturing plants are located Kansas City, Missouri, and Lampeter, Pennsylvania. These locations produce a comprehensive portfolio of battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for the Transportation, Network Power and Motive Power markets. Also served are industries such as agricultural, automotive, heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others.

Job Locations KS-Salina

Requisition ID 2021-2929

Category Quality

Position Type Regular Fulltime

Address 413 E. Berg Road

Postal Code 67401