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Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) Engineer

Company: Hitachi
Location: Monroe
Posted on: May 15, 2024

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Monroe, Georgia, United States

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Profession (Job Category):
Engineering & Science

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Full time


Job Description:

On January 1, 2021, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Keihin Corporation, Showa Corporation and Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. merged to form Hitachi Astemo, Ltd., a world-leading mobility solutions provider focusing on advanced mobility technologies within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort. The name "Astemo" is derived from the words "Advanced Sustainable Technologies for Mobility" and describes the mission of the integrated company to "provide a safe, sustainable and comfortable mobility life through technologies that contribute to an advanced and sustainable society". Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective. Own the Future and become a part of the team. We have a current career opportunity as a Kaizen Engineer


  • Adhere to all relevant safety and quality policies and procedures set forth by the company
  • Responsible for cycle time studies, peak cycle time reduction, and line balance optimization of production lines
  • Implement and maintain kanban system for inventory flow control at part washers
  • Optimize raw material flow to production lines to reduce/eliminate unnecessary handling
  • Support creation and improvement of standard work instructions for the production department, and coordinate with training coordinator for implementation at floor-level
  • Analyze production data, especially regarding OEE losses, to identify trends and areas for improvement/focus
  • Work within a cross-functional support team to execute projects in alignment with the essential functions outlined above, and perform cost-benefit analysis to justify expenses
  • Utilize headcount and capacity data to manage labor forecasting/budgeting for the production department
  • Follow all other department processes and procedures QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor of Science in an engineering field required, preferably industrial
    • Must be safety-oriented and very detail-oriented
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Above average computer skills
    • Above average proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
    • 2+ years of prior manufacturing experience required




      While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee occasionally is required to use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move at least 50 pounds.


      This position works in a hybrid office/manufacturing environment. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, and the noise level in the work environment is typically loud, especially within the machining section. The performance of this position requires exposure to the manufacturing floor where certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment.

      Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Since we only hire the best and want to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment for all, final candidates are subject to drug screen and background checks. Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

      Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

      If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

Keywords: Hitachi, Atlanta , Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) Engineer, Engineering , Monroe, Georgia

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