Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0245
Post Date 12/18/2019
Title Process Improvement Specialist
City Louisville
State KY

Our Louisville, KY team is on the hunt for a Process Improvement Specialist to facilitate and guide improvement efforts throughout the KY region (Based out of Louisville, KY supporting and traveling to Paducah, Hopkinsville, Bowling Green and Evansville, IN). Recent college graduates encouraged to apply!


The Process Improvement Specialist analyses business processes and works with the business unit to implement improvements. This role will work with the Process Improvement Manager and the Business/Functional units to transition Equipment Depot into a Lean enterprise.  The successful candidate will be proficient with the Lean/Six Sigma tools such as value stream mapping, kaizen events, 5S and developing a contentious improvement environment.  The Process Improvement Specialist works at the execution level within the company to identify areas of improvement, implement improvement initiatives, train team members, develop metrics and develop progress reporting.  The successful candidate will implement the lean approach throughout the organization and serves as a resource for quality and continuous process improvement across the company.  The key objective is to drive change that will positively affect the bottom line of the business while delivering optimum performance to our customers.



Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Implement transition plans from current  to future desired state
  • Develop a process improvement mindset across the company.
  • Facilitate, train and lead strategy deployment activity.
  • Lead improvement initiatives
  • Identify areas for improvement, develop improvement plans, train team and implement improvements
  • Develop improvement metrics and progress reporting
  • Drive SQDCC focus (safety, quality, delivery, cost, cash)
  • Apply continuous improvement methods such as Six Sigma (DMAIC/DFSS), Lean, change execution and Behavioral & Consequence management
  • Coordinate benchmarking and internal analysis (Subject Matter Experts, Workshops, company visits, etc.)
  • Understand and maintain any compliance, certifications or environmental requirements.


  • 3-5 years of experience in heavy industrial or supply chain in a multi-site machinery or equipment environment
  • Analytical problem solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data
  • Pragmatic, Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution
  • Hands-on experience with most of the following tools: DMAIC, Lean, voice of the customer, SMART problem and goal statements, SIPOC and process mapping, process capability analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, benchmarking, control charts, and standardized work.
  • Ability to travel to multiple locations up to 90% .


Education: Prefer Bachelor's Degree (four year college/university) or equivalent industry experience in engineering preferred

Experience: Four to ten years of work experience in Industrial environment

Computer Skills: Must have Strong Analytical skills and strong ability with Microsoft products, Knowledge of Equipsoft system helpful.

Certificates & Licenses
Black Belt or LEAN certification – with hands on project completions



Office environment in a controlled atmosphere building

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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