Cook Compression
  • 06-Sep-2017 to 20-Dec-2017 (CST)
  • Ops
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time


The CI Leader is accountable for executing the corporate lean continuous improvement (CI) initiatives for our manufacturing facility in Pearland, TX.  The strategy this person develops will result in a significant impact to Quality, Cost, Delivery, and Safety (QCDS). He/she will provide training, expertise and direction for improvement activities to support the business goals and objectives at plant level. He/she will also work closely with the plant manager, corporate CI team, as well as a cross-functional team, in order to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective operational/business solutions for all aspects of the plant.




  • Communicate Lean CI vision to plant/functional leaders and implement lean CI strategy at the plant/functional level.
  • Communicate monthly productivity and CI results to plant/functional management and corporate CI team.
  • Develop and Co-own CI roadmap to improve flow of material and transaction (targeting lead time reduction).
  • Execute CI roadmap within the site. Participate/teach/lead the deployment of design for flow lean tools. 
  • Establish standardized work and audit schedule for sustainment. Drive and improve the QCDS metrics.
  • Implement CI best practices across the plant/functional areas and share with the organization.
  • Participate GEMBA walks and coach/mentor/train the plant/functional management team to deploy a consistent Daily Lean Management System (DLMS) and drive CI culture across the plant/functional areas.
  • Teach problem solving skills to all employees promote the use of problem solving tools within the plant/functional areas and become a subject matter expert.



  • Must be highly self-motivated and passionate.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, business administration or related field.
  • 3+ years of operations/production experience with demonstrated process improvement experiences.
  • 2+ years of experience of leading Kaizen and deploying lean tools and principles.
  • The ability to coordinate and lead successful cross-functional improvements is necessary in addition to possessing superior written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Working experiences with functional leaders to establish and execute CI roadmap to deliver baseline results.
  • Proficient in Excel, Outlook, Word, Visio, Power Point, and Lean view/Visio (Value stream mapping).



  • Master's Degree in Engineering or Business Administration.
  • Lean transactional experiences in customer services, order entry, engineering design, and finance.
  • SME/AME/ASQ/Shingo Prizes Lean Certification or other Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Travel, including overnight, approximately 0-10%.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 





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