Pinnacle Foods

Continuous Improvement Engineer

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Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


The results: Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


If you are an individual who has a drive for results, thrives working on highly collaborative, cross-functional teams and demonstrates the agility to work in a lean, fast-paced environment then get to know us at


To develop and implement system-wide Continuous Improvement strategies that will improve product and process capability and lower manufacturing costs




  • Facilitate kaizen events and Lean Six Sigma Projects
  • Implement cost savings through problem solving and use of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques
  • Train employees on and implement 5S, SMED and Standard Work projects
  • Draft and Manage small/medium Capital/Expense Projects to improve line efficiency.


  • Strong leadership, 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 applied statistics, OEE tracking, Lean Six Sigma, and project planning
  • Creative in problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office and other computer skills such as PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Word and Minitab


  • Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes and work with others to identify opportunities
  • Ability to teach/coach CI concepts throughout the plant
  • Understanding of manufacturing cost concepts such as usage, yield, BOMs, routers, and other cost drivers.
  • Use engineering skills and background to improve line efficiency through technical troubleshooting and analysis.
  • Deliver significant cost savings year on year related to plant performance and efficiency. Delivery through teams is a must. Drive a high performance culture using engineering principles and data driven decisions.




BSEE, BSME or BSCE preferred. BS in other Engineering disciplines considered based on previous experience.



  • 5+ years of lean/CI experience with project management in a manufacturing environment.
  • Past experience in leading capital projects/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 at 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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