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Continuous Improvement Specialist II

Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: Monroe, MI, US, 48161

Company: Gerdau


Support the company and employees to find ways to simplify, stabilize, improve and/or innovate routines and processes aiming to achieve superior results in the most significant areas.  Provide the company and employees with methodology expertise, training and solutions that support their needs for leveraging results, and be the steward of the methodologies and tools.



Reports to Regional QA/Metallurgy Manager     

Process/Project Leader without direct reports – project or process owner responsible for organizing and coordinating work of others to achieve common results in a collaborative manner, providing guidance to others, but without formal authority to hire, conduct performance management or terminate others.

Participate in a project across multiple locations with high complexity and a return up to $5M.



  1. Be the plant change agent responsible for leading and managing continuous improvement process.
  2. Work with leaders to identify gaps and/or opportunities for improvements
  3. Lead, participate or support critical projects
  4. Provide training, coaching and expertise on methods and tools to support employees’ development
  5. Leverage Statistics and other data analysis methods to provide data to plant teams and operational leadership to facilitate the improvement of operations within the facility.
  6. Pursue process simplification and better productivity
  7. Support the achievement of results by using a current or tailored method and or quality tool with agile methodology
  8. Install “hands-on,” systematic approach to problem solving, provide guidance where needed
  9. Coordinate Annual Action Planning & EBITDA deployment
  10. Support use of Six Sigma, QIS, iThink, and Ideas
  11. Learn and apply/transfer knowledge about Lean Concepts and Tools when needed
  12. Manage budgets & control costs to approved figures
  13. Support the use of process stabilization and routine management
  14. Support ISO, QS, TS processes
  15. Continually challenge individuals and teams to improve through systematic application of continuous improvement methodologies and leading by example



The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum qualifications necessary at the entry to this role and critical for the satisfactorily performance of essential duties.



Bachelor’s Degree Required - Engineering, Business Administration, or related fields, Master’s Degree Preferred


Preferred Certifications

Certified Quality Process Analyst, Six Sigma Green/Black Belt, Lean Certification, Project Management (PMP)



Five to seven years of practical training pertaining to business systems use, quality tools, lean manufacturing, and some statistical analysis is required.

Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit