Continuous Improvement Engineer

Location:  Columbus, US

About US

Hirschvogel Group is one of the largest international automotive suppliers of steel and aluminum forging as well as machining. Innovation has always been integral to our business. At our Columbus Ohio facility we do everything we can to achieve the best solution for our customer no matter how challenging the task. The car you are driving probably has a Hirschvogel part!


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About the Role

We are currently looking for a Continuous Improvement Engineer to analyze and improve production flow using Operation excellence (OpEx) systems, Coordinate work in cross-functional teams to fulfill agreed upon improvement projects or work individually per the improvement definition. Build reports to have better clarity for decision making. Under the direction of the HPP Manager and Plant Manager, this job is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the OpEx Principles, including management of the programs and systems.



Our ideal candidate represents the company in a professional manner and demonstrates openness to accept change and innovative ideas while cooperating with others in a spirit of mutual respect and responsibility for the duties assigned to them.

  • Adherence to federal and local law regulations, internal policies and other applicable rules, including ISO/TS 16949, ISO 18001 and ISO 18001 requirements
  • Continuous improvement of work and activities
  • Compliance with the corporate mission statement
  • Cooperation with other people in spirit of mutual respect
  • Fulfilling thoroughly all tasks within the scope of defined qualifications and responsibilities
  • Represent the company in professional and respectful manner
  • Maintaining confidentiality of proprietary information
  • Project management (internal and international)
  • Adherence to 5S principles
  • Support in Implementing lean practices on shopfloor for achieving the ideal Hirschvogel plant through waste reduction
  • Create Power BI reports to illustrate process and system performance
  • Analyzing business operations and suggesting improvements using Value stream mapping
  • Assisting in various Lean tools like Shop Floor Management (SFM), Idea Management(I-Box), 5S Principles, Standardized work
  • Providing trainings to staff and Leadership team on internal operational excellence systems
  • Understand and perform work in other departments in order to analyze work patterns for systemic improvements per internal operational excellence standards
  • Documenting project status using Hirschvogel standards
  • Performing all duties deemed necessary by superior
  • Lead/Assist Cost reduction projects by using Lean tools
  • Assisting in operational improvements projects/workshops to achieve OpEx KPI’s


Location & Commitments

  • Monday – Friday, Onsite Columbus OH
  • Permanent, Full Time, Day Shift (40 hours minimum)
  • Overtime, Alternate shifts, and Weekends may be necessary for business needs.


Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Industrial/Mechanical Engineer comparable
  • Education in lean manufacturing, discrete simulation, and database preferred
  • 0-2 years of work experience preferred.
  • Expertise in Industrial Engineering skills such as Value Stream Mapping,5S Methodology, Kaizen, Group Technology, Root Cause Analysis, Process Mapping and Statistical Control Charts, DFMEA
  • Prior experience in lean implementation preferred
  • Background in production scheduling preferred
  • Discrete event simulation tool is Preferred
  • Knowledge in Power BI is preferred
  • Six Sigma certification is preferred
  • Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.