Continuous Improvement Technician

Reed Specialist Recruitment Ltd.
£40,000 - £45,000 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Operations, Production, Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Are you an experienced continuous improvement technician looking for a new role?

Do you have previous continuous improvement experience within the Food & FMCG sector?

Reed Food & FMCG have been briefed by a large Food Manufacturing business to recruit for a Continuous Improvement Technician on a permanent basis. The role will suit an experienced improvement minded individual who is keen on being able to make a genuine difference to their food production site.

Job Description

  • Owner of Daily Review Meeting (DRM) Process for value stream; owning SIPOCs, Agenda and KPI Boards, ensuring meetings are followed and effective.
  • Lead DT analysis and RCAs, identifying critical causes and creating 100yr fixes. This includes Safety, Quality and Operational issues.
  • Owner of the Improvement Idea process, ensuring ideas are implemented and communicated within the area of ownership and facilitated across relevant departments.
  • Facilitate the change management process, ensuring changes are smoothly managed with minimal disruption.
  • Owner of 5s and SMED implementation.
  • Owner of line operating standards, ensuring these are kept up to date and reviewed regularly.
  • Creation of cost reduction programme, either through automation or simplification of processes.
  • System super user relevant to area (Tropos, WW, etc).
  • Creation and verification of work instructions for operators in conjunction with the People Team.

Please do read on to find more details on the person specification:



  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working within a factory FMCG environment.
  • Strong skillset with computers such like excel and power point.
  • Understanding/exposure of lean methodology and techniques such as DMAIC and/or PDCA.
  • Experience of controlling change within a factory environment.
  • Ability to engage shop floor operators in delivering process improvements.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate as appropriate to achieve optimum solutions.



  • Green Belt Six Sigma qualification.
  • Experience working within IT.
  • Experience of coaching and developing Continuous Improvement skills in team members.
  • Experience of using Continuous Improvement processes within a manufacturing environment.

If this role is of interest to you, please do apply ASAP with you up to date CV to be considered for interview.



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