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Title:  Engineer II, CPI

General Summary

Engineer, Continuous Improvement is a leader and facilitator within a team. The role is to develop and implement a unified approach to the process of continuous improvement in the department with intent to deliver high quality products and services through lean processes and efficient value-added to high standards maintained by CommScope

This position has organizational functions and cross-functional interactions with Internal Customers, Operations, Planning, Purchasing, Supply Base, Quality, and any other applicable area to support ongoing opportunities to improve the process.


The engineer will be required to provide new methodologies and approaches to be able to remove natural waste and inefficiency that exist in the Value Stream of the organization.


The engineer will be responsible for Continuous Improvement of Processes within the site/Department.


The engineer facilitate change while working in a structured matrix management.



Duties & Responsibilities

The information herein has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. This is not designated to contain or be interpreted as an inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required by employees assigned to this job.

  1. Develops and maintains lean transformation plan for the department including value stream maps to identify key opportunities to eliminate waste and improve performance based on strategy deployment and business results.                                                  
  2. Collaborates with leaders to execute Gemba walk process (Managing for Daily Improvement), utilizing and constantly improving the visual management on the shop floor and in the office areas. Drives all levels of leaders to implement continuous improvement and eliminate flow inhibitors (anything that disrupts customer satisfaction).                                                      
  3. Coaches and mentors’ teams toward a continuous improvement culture that fosters daily improvement involving all team members.  
  4. Coordinates Lean Manufacturing Activities within the location/Department including kaizen events, projects and any other activity to improve and further lean efforts and ensure execution of transformation plan.                                                             
  5. Supports operations and office group to establish and maintain standard work and continuous flow in all areas, including 5S and visual management.                                                    
  6. Drives flow, pull and material management through operations including supermarket cell design with product, material and information flow considerations in all applicable areas based on appropriate takt time.                                                             
  7. Drives lean thinking into the office to create enterprise level value stream management including customer interfacing and new product development areas.  This includes implementing 5S and standard work in the office and visual management and daily improvements as appropriate.    
  8. Assures open communications and involvement of employees who work in the Lean process.    
  9. Assists Lean Assessment preparation and helps to develops improvement plan based on assessment results.  Uses Lean techniques to perform process reviews and aid in establishing standardized work procedures.                                         
  10. Provides lean status reports for both internal and external communications including metric based accomplishments of the transformation plan.  Estimates and reports on true savings of lean efforts in areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Cash (inventory).  Reports on scheduled CPI activities.
  11. Oversees and manages the budget associated with the projects within Department, ensuring proper ROI on projects while delivering solutions within budget.
  12. Support to Creates annual strategy deployment plans with CPI Manager and Operations.  Prioritizes improvement opportunities based upon Strategy Deployment and tactical planning objectives such as growth, service, safety, quality, cost, and cash.                                     
  13. Provides lean training and coaching for site employees based on needs and requirements.                                                                   

The Engineer -CPI is responsible for four key areas of Continuous Improvement Process related to the elements of the site / BU, is responsible for:

Lean Manufacturing: responsible for implementing the Continuous Improvement Process within the Business Unit. Working within Department to identify opportunities for improvement such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S etc., providing help with training, leadership, and direct support.
  • Supports the Deployment of CPI Strategy and Lean Manufacturing calendars
  • guide and / or support the MFPs to deliver lean manufacturing solutions across the enterprise and in the same manner incorporating best practices.
  • guide and / or help with improving corporate projects, establish benchmarks and best practices and align with the overall goals of the business of their areas of responsibility.


Six Sigma: systematic application of Six Sigma tools and world class methodologies to reduce the process and / or product variation Within Department and consequently ensuring confidence that products and services always meet the requirements given.

  • Working with peers to identify opportunities for improvement tools such as Statistical Process Control, providing support through training, leadership, and direct support.
  • guide and / or help with improving corporate projects, establish benchmarks and best practices and align with the overall goals of the business of their areas of responsibility.


Education: To train and educate Departmental Employees and where applicable, customers and suppliers to deliver tools and methodologies of Six Sigma.

  • Conduct Training whenever required and Maintain records of training activities in GLC.
training is considered 10% in the Training Room, 20 % Mentoring and 70 % tutoring job training. The 3 phases must be supported to ensure that employees master the skills required to deliver continuous improvement and when required on a continuous basis are made.


Facilitator. to facilitate a program of Operational Excellence and Continuous process improvement

  • responsible for facilitating the activities of the Continuous Improvement Process within the area and scope of responsibility.
  • timely support of the administration of the areas of continuous improvement on the original schedule.
  • Identify opportunities, and promote change to the management team.



Bachelor curriculum as Engineering with 9+ years of overall experience with 5+years in CPI. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Preferred.

§ Working knowledge of basic and advanced tools such as Continuous Improvement; lean manufacturing, TQM, Six Sigma, SPC, FMEA, Control Plans, root cause analysis, Poke Yoke, SMED; Standard Work; Kanban / Pull Systems; TPM; Kaizen; etc. Problem Solving ,5S; Visual Mismanagement; Value Stream Mapping; Continuous Flow / Cell Design; Hoshin Kanri; Jidoka; 3P; etc. § Ability to train and educate all levels of the organization. § Excellent decision making skills and interpersonal skills are essential. § Ability to lead project teams across departments § Ability to handle multiple priorities and maintain the proper balance between meeting business requirements. § Ability to drive change where required. § Knowledge of concepts of quality system and environmental corporate     Specific Skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Minitab   Required Lean Knowledge: Must demonstrate leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate others.  Have the ability to effectively present technical information to groups verbally and through written reports. This position requires a high energy level, bias for action, a passion for excellence.


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