CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Overview

Date Posted:
9/22/2021
Job Code:
AD3020
City:
Seattle
State:
WA
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Manufacturing and Operations



Trident Seafoods was founded over 40 years ago and we are proud to have grown to be the largest vertically integrated seafood company in North America. We are a family-owned company with over 9,000 employees worldwide. Trident Seafoods is based out of Seattle, but has processing plants across the United States, Europe, Japan, and China. The real heartbeat of Trident Seafoods, however, is its access to the natural resources in the remote coastal communities of Alaska. We have a unique heritage, talented employees and a company culture founded on the “can do” spirit. Trident believes that our employees are the most foremost reason for our success, allowing us to be the leader in the Seafood industry.


Description

 

SummaryThe Continuous Improvement Specialist will be responsible for implementing continuous improvement (CI) tools and processes in Alaska operations. They will identify improvement opportunities and work closely with plant staff to implement solutions that achieve process improvement targets including yield, efficiency, productivity, and maximum value.

This position will require up to 6 months working in various Alaska locations as assigned.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works with operations to implement continuous improvement initiatives in Alaska facilities.
  • Supports the training of operations personnel in continuous improvement concepts and facilitates their deployment of those skills.
  • Helps identify efficiency, productivity, and cost saving opportunities and develops. solutions to capture those opportunities.
  • Provides input in the design of continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Supports the development of a continuous improvement culture in Alaska Operations.
  • Assists in preparing and submitting project tracking documentation, as well as ROI capital expenditure requests.
  • Helps collect and analyze data related to KPI’s and other performance metrics.
  • Works cross functionally with operations and engineering to facilitate the design and installation of productivity enhancing mechanical solutions.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Acquires knowledge of Trident’s Environmental and Safety Policies by completing required training programs and performing designated work activities in accordance with training and procedures/work instructions. 
  • Notifies designated personnel of any environmental or safety incidents or risks not previously documented, in accordance with Environmental Awareness and/or safety trainings.

Minimum Requirements

 

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience working in manufacturing, direct experience with the seafood or related industry preferred.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in a CI or Process Improvement related role.

Education:

  •  Bachelors degree in a related field of study preferred. 

Qualifications:

  • Strong process and problem-solving skills, ability to think critically and analytically approach issues.
  • A background in or familiarity with financial data and information.
  • Working knowledge or experience with coding related to data manipulation or processing (R, STATA, SASS, ect.) is preferred.
  • Familiarity with CAD or related process mapping software preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly active multi-site environment with differing environments and schedule changes.

Trident Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age and genetic information.

Trident Seafoods has adopted a zero-tolerance and drug-free workplace policy. Pre-employment drug examinations are required for all employees.

Any employment offer from Trident Seafoods is contingent upon the candidate maintaining valid immigration status and work authorization throughout employment, without any need for immigration sponsorship by the company.