Continuous Improvement Engineer

Senior Flexonics Bartlett - 300 E Devon Ave, Bartlett, IL 60103

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Senior Flexonics
Vacancy title
Continuous Improvement Engineer
Senior Flexonics Bartlett - 300 E Devon Ave, Bartlett, IL 60103
Advertised salary
$ 75,000 - 80,000 annually
Employment type
Working pattern
8-5 Monday to Friday
Closing date
30 March 2024

The Senior Flexonics division of Senior PLC serves markets with products for land vehicle emission control and industrial process control applications. As the largest manufacturer of flexible automotive components in the world, focusing majorly on diesel engines, Senior Flexonics has extensive manufacturing and distribution facilities on six continents. Senior’s diesel technologies support a growing number of Major North American and European automotive and heavy truck manufacturers in meeting stringent emissions standards.

Senior's global values underpin what senior does and how it does it...

  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Customer Focus
  • Respect & Trust
  • Accountability
  • Excellence


Joining Senior Flexonics means not only a rewarding career with a tight-knit and collaborative team, but you will also enjoy a competitive compensation package that includes a market-led base salary, commission plan, and a comprehensive benefits package along with wellness benefits, employee recognition program, matching 401k plan, paid vacation, flexible hours, employee wellness activities, tuition reimbursement, and community involvement initiatives.


The Continuous Improvement Engineer uses the Senior Operating System (SOS) to identify Lean improvement opportunities while leading, managing, and executing projects. The Continuous Improvement Engineer facilitates and coaches/teaches the SOS to identify and drive out waste throughout all levels of the organization.


SOS deployment

  • Provide leadership to implement SOS Culture through day-by-day tools.
  • All activities must include SOS reference & methodology as a main backbone
  • Other proven methodologies may be used to support the consistent implementation of SOS

Build strong collaborative relationships with executives, managers, and front-line personnel. Leading by example with a reach-for-more mentality

  • Hands-on engagement with all levels of the organization.
  • Negotiator to get consensus and obtain the buy-in of senior leadership and front-line personnel driving successful adoption of change initiatives, projects, and Kaizens.

Continuous Improvement culture promotion based on core values and SOS concepts

  • All activities must be gaged at the end using the SOS Change Management ensuring the following activities to avoid false starts and regressions.
  • 'Build a roadmap of activities mixing Kaizen, training, and focused projects to drive operational improvement.

Lean Tools Implementations

  • Use SOS Diagnostic tools to support leadership to implement Lean tools to ensure KPI´s with sufficiency. 'Build a roadmap of activities mixing Kaizen, training, and focused projects to drive operational improvement.

Key Relationships: Directors / Plant Manager, Business Unit Directors/Managers, Engineering, Operations, Materials, Planning, & Logistics, Business Development & Sales and Finance


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Business and Operations,


  •  5+ years of Kaizen implementation experience
  • Experience in Automotive or Aerospace
  • Knowledge of Lean Transformation, Lean Coaching, Visual Management/6S, Process Improvement Kanban
  • Toyota Production System exposure is a plus.
  • Proficient use of IT tools (Agile or Scrum is a plus
  • Responsible for Internal Auditor Safety and Quality as needed Train the trainer

Competencies: Lean Manufacturing, Problem Solving, Results Orientation, Negotiation, reach for more mentality, Teaching Skills, Coach Skills, High Business oriented, and Intercultural skills are a plus.


Access to our facilities is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Persons (U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, U.S. Nationals, U.S. refugees, asylees, or temporary residents under amnesty provisions), and to properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for export control purposes. Additionally, potential employee names will be screened against the Consolidated Screening List (maintained by the United States government) to determine eligibility to receive controlled technical data.

To ensure there is no unexpected delay in your start date with our Company and due to the potential need to obtain an export license, we would like to promptly assess whether such a license is needed to access our facility and/or systems.  Such licenses can take several weeks/months to obtain from the U.S. Government. Our Trade Compliance department will be reaching out to you with a Licensing Assessment form, which we request you kindly complete and return as soon as possible.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. EOE M/F/D/V/VEVRAA Federal Contractor