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Global Graduate Trainee - Continuous Improvement Engineer

Do you have the appetite to Grow Your Magic?

Consumers everywhere are increasingly conscious of the quality of the food they eat. Puratos develops, produces and distributes a unique range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers who demand the very highest quality. Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is growing rapidly with over 9000 employees in over 70 countries. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.


Position Overview

The Continuous Improvement (CI) Engineer drives the Operational Excellence initiatives (programs & projects). The CI Engineer reports to the Production Manager and assist him in the development, implementation, maintenance and improvement of the production process with a focus on the Lean Principles. He/she aims to sustainably develop & implement World Class Operations capabilities & best practices in the factory together with the production team.


Primary Responsibilities

• Drive the implementation of Continuous Improvement & Lean Manufacturing change program for Operational Excellence. Monitor, report and communicate the progress.

• Develop, implement and monitor the programs and projects management processes.

• Prioritize and implement key improvement opportunities through identification of waste, inefficiencies, key process failures and weaknesses through the Operations Value Chain.

• Provide active support in rational problem solving and performance improvement projects at all level of the organization.

• Identify, train and coach in lean concepts.

• Coordinate the training program, train and coach local staff in order to develop on a long term base people’s competencies and organization capabilities on World Class Operations & Lean best practices (5S, visual management, team work, focused improvement, rational problem solving, Asset Care, SMED, Quality at source, Value Stream). Mapping, business process re-engineering and improvement).

• Actively create a culture in which Continuous Improvement becomes organizational values in order to create a competitive advantage. Provide therefore active support to develop and maintain the key process documentation in order to translate the tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge, you elaborate standard operating procedures and guidelines, share best practices.

• Understand basic concepts of Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE). Analyze the OEE and downtime data and translate this in useful reports for production and maintenance. Make Pareto analysis and define improvement project based on the downtime report.



Education Requirements

  • Minimum - 4 Year / Bachelors Degree

Years Of Experience

  • Minimum- 2 Years

Prior Knowledge/Experience

  • Six sigma Green belt certification is a plus