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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Company: PPG Industries
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

As a Lean Six Sigma Continuous Improvement Engineer, you will guide major business improvement projects and capability build programs for the site. You will ensure collaboration of improvement activities achieve site goals across all departments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify LEAN projects and other continuous improvement goals that lead to increased customer satisfaction and tangible business improvements.
  • Analyze data on all aspects of site performance to align improvement projects to strategic goals.
  • Implement, embed and further develop the PPG Production System standards with focus on 5S, Tier boards, Standard Work, OEE improvement, VSMs, Poka-Yoke, Kanban, and pull systems.
  • Coach management, first line leaders and operational staff to apply Kaizen improvement techniques within their daily activities and organize regular Kaizen events.
  • Develop staff at all levels in lean sigma tools and methods, train staff to appropriate levels of complexity.
  • Align to annual Site X-matrix for Ops-SC-Quality-EHS to prioritize resources. Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree required in process engineering, chemistry, plastics, polymer science or a related subject.
    • 5+ years' experience Continuous Improvement in a manufacturing environment
    • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt required (Black Belt preferred).
    • Experience leading projects in a production environment.
      About us:
      Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday - everyday.


      Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. To learn more, visit and follow @ PPG on Twitter.
      The PPG Way
      Every single day at PPG:

      We partner with customers to create mutual value.

      We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.

      We are "One PPG" to the world.

      We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.

      We trust our people every day, in every way.

      We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.

      We make it happen.

      We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.

      We run it like we own it.

      We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.

      We do better today than yesterday - everyday.

      We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.

      PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

      We are One PPG:

      PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email

      PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.

      Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

      Pay Transparency poster: English_formattedESQA508c.pdf

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Keywords: PPG Industries, Cleveland , Continuous Improvement Engineer, Engineering , Cleveland, Ohio

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