Chicago manufacturing recruitment firm seeks a Continuous Improvement Specialist

Kappa Search is Chicago’s leading technical recruiting firm, specializing in the permanent placement of engineering, manufacturing and operations professionals. We are currently hiring a Continuous Improvement & Safety Specialist in the Libertyville, IL area. The Continuous Improvement & Safety Specialist will work closely with department leaders in order to access areas where Kaizen and value stream mapping can be applied and implemented in areas such as operations, facility organization, inventory and manufacturing costs.  This person will also be the main Environment Health & Safety resource and contact for the Libertyville location and all other facilities in NA.
Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Enforcing, creating and monitoring safety practices and programs for all employees with a   focus on OSHA regulations.
  • Work closely with regulatory agencies and maintain compliance of environmental permits
  • Conduct Environmental Due Diligence Reviews and coordinate Phase I ESA
  • Monitor and maintain safe work practices for risky work activities and create documentation for these procedures
  • Provide Lean Manufacturing training
  • Prioritize all lean activities and execute them in the most effective way
  • Use of Visual Management to create and implement Key Performance Indicators

Job Requirements:

 •          Bachelor’s degree in EH&S, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or other related field

•          2-8years of Industrial Safety, Environmental, Health Science experience

•          2-8 years of lean manufacturing or process improvement experience

•          10-20% travel required

•          Comprehensive knowledge of OSHA, EPA, RCRA, and other regulatory requirements

•          Knowledge of Canadian safety regulations and compliance is a plus & beverage or beverage system experience preferred