Pinnacle Foods

Engineer - Continuous Improvement

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We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers.



To develop and implement system-wide Continuous Improvement strategies that will improve manufacturing costs.


At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has the opportunity to make an impact—from marketing and research & development, to manufacturing, finance and sales—each function plays a critical role in our success. By living our values of trust, candor and ownership we create great relationships that help us deliver results and drive meaningful change for our brands and business.




  • Facilitate kaizen events
  • Implement cost savings improvement projects
  • Implement 5S, SMED and Standard Work projects



  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a matrix organization. 
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams to implement cost savings programs across plant.
  • Strong analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning to identify opportunity areas.
  • Creative in problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
  • Microsoft Office skills such as PowerPoint, Project, Excel and Word.
  • Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes and work with others to identify opportunities areas via data.
  • Ability to teach/coach CI concepts throughout the plant



BS in Engineering; Masters degree preferred but not required    



  • 5+ years of lean/CI experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Past experience in leading kaizen workshops in the areas of 5S, standard work, visual management, daily management, SMED and OEE gap closure.
  • 6 Sigma certification preferred
  • Maintenance/manufacturing/engineering/QA/QS experience preferred
  • Food manufacturing experience preferred



  • Has worked in a lean manufacturing environment.
  • Solid systems understanding and ability to identify improvements needed.
  • Hands on style and solid communication ability.
  • Able to effectively interface within all levels of the organization.



Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
other legally protected basis.



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