Continuous Improvement Engineer

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Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Botany

Type: Full Time

Posted: 22/05/2019


At Kellogg’s we are immersed in a performance culture that drives business growth, where you are given the opportunity to thrive and are empowered to do more than you imagined.

We are a global powerhouse in cereals and snacks and we make some of Australia’s favourite foods.  Our iconic brands include Nutri-Grain, Special K, Sultana Bran and Coco Pops (cereals), LCMs, Be Natural (snacks) and Pringles.  We continue to innovate and stay close to our customers to remain on top of the game!  

An exciting and rare opportunity exists for a Continuous Improvement Engineer to work alongside our Continuous Improvement Manager in our Manufacturing plant at Botany.  You will work on a range of interesting projects across waste, safety, consumer complaints and process efficiency that all tie back into our Kellogg Work System (KWS) based on lean manufacturing principles.  This role is a great stepping stone to a rewarding career within our Manufacturing Plant.

In this project based role, you will work alongside a team of passionate and driven individuals who have a strong sense of pride in continuing to protect the company’s reputation by ensuring our products are of a premium quality to maintain customer satisfaction and enjoyment.     

Key responsibilities include:

  • Process capability and data analysis across key critical areas such as consumer complaints, safety improvement, waste and efficiency
  • Reviewing, analysing, making recommendations and executing improved process controls where needed
  • Own the plant standards – including manufacturing standards, product manuals and standard operating procedures and any changes made to these 
  • Work with and interact with individuals and teams across the business from the manufacturing floor to senior management, understanding the role they play in the organisation 
  • Communicating project status to ensure relevant parties are involved, informed and in agreement with impact of change­ 

Skills, experience & attributes sought:

  • Degree or diploma qualification in either Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, Quality & Mechanical Engineering, or similarPrevious experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred, but not essential
  • Exposure to Six Sigma green or black belt would be advantageous
  • Experience in successfully delivering projects in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects whilst ensuring delivery of goals and objectives  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • An analytical mind, where you can review data, make observations & recommendations
  • Team player – working across all areas of the plant to influence change and make a positive impact

A can do attitude to resolving issues or improvements required

Benefits, culture & company:

We’re a company that makes great food and we hire great people!  

Since first establishing in Australia in 1924, we have grown as an organisation and whilst our range of products has expanded our over-arching goal is still the same, to nourish with our foods.   

Our K values (integrity & respect, accountability, passion, simplicity, success and humility and hunger) shape our Kellogg culture and guide the way the business is run.

We offer our employees competitive salaries including performance related bonuses and incentives, free on-site car parking, a focus on work/life balance and we enjoy half day Fridays!  As an individual you can grow and develop your career with the support of your Manager and development programs.  The benefit of a global organization is you can take your career off-shore.

Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

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