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Kaizen Specialist

A job at Full time
Professional Level Professional experienced
We are looking for As of now
Location  Duncan, SC

It is time for a new challenge. And time to arrive where you want to be. We have grown steadily, together as a team. Would you like to grow too? For us and with us? If you answered yes, we have career opportunities for you Do you have what it takes to spur game-changing innovation? Do you crave being a part of the solution, while enjoying training and learning opportunities? Then get ready to join the Röchling Automotive team and become part of the next chapter in our history? At our Duncan, SC location we are searching for a: Kaizen Specialist

Kaizen Specialist

Where we need you

  • The Kaizen Specialist coordinates/executes the Kaizen activities within the Plant together with the concerned site managers and the assigned employees.
  • He/she focusses on cost, safety, delivery, quality and morale dimensions with a continuous improvement approach supported by Lean and Manufacturing Excellence methods.
  • His/her deliverables include coordinating and supporting the successful implementation of continuous improvement activities aimed to improve plant reliability, productivity and efficiency.
  • In comparison to the Senior Manager OpEx Region(AM/AS) /Manager Kaizen Plant Network (Europe) the Kaizen Specialist deploys locally the Opex/Kaizen continuous improvement projects.
  • He/she contributes as well to the continuous improvement of the Opex approach by providing feedback and lessons learned to the regional/Plant Network Opex leader.
  • The Specialist Kaizen Plant acts as a Trainer for Opex methods.
  • Implements layouts and process flows in operations work cells
  • Conducts time studies to determine optimal cycle time on machines / offline product
  • Drive lean practices throughout the plant to include Six Sigma projects, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, 5s, and improvement workshops
  • Work cell audits to determine master data accuracy for BOM, routing and material master data (part numbers, packaging, units, etc…)
  • Supports team in the region with improvement ideas submitted by employees
  • Other assigned projects/ task as needed

How to convince us

Specific Experience:

  • Automotive Industry with background in Kaizen and SAP Master Data
  • Experience in international context
  • Lean Management
  • Kaizen Experience
  • Change Management Experience
  • SAP Master Data module - BOM's, routings, material master


  • Bachelors Degree

What we offer

Benefits at DAY ONE

  • 401k matching plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Röchling Wellness Program sponsoring run/walk programs throughout the year
  • Onsite gym membership
  • Employee Pricing and Discount program
  • Continuous Improvement Program & Safety Awards
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Family Oriented work environment
  • Apprenticeship/Internship programs
  • Employee appreciation cookouts and dinners

Interested in joining our team? Please send your resume for consideration.

In the Röchling Group you’ll be shaping industry. Worldwide. Together, we are changing everyday lives – by making cars lighter, making drug packaging safer and enhancing industrial applications. With 11,000 employees in 25 countries.

Dusty Walulik
Human Resources Manager
++1 864 661 1583

Röchling Automotive USA LLP
245 Parkway East
29334 Duncan, SC
United States

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