Continuous Improvement Specialist

Operations
Goodyear, AZ
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers.

With nearly $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife’s growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health; and fairlife® Light Ice Cream.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.

The company is driven by its values of caring for the people, animals, and planet it touches across its business. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all. 

To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit fairlife.com.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: fairlife, LLC complies with the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, which requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except for those with documented and approved medical or religious accommodations. Prior to starting with fairlife, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and in the process of getting fully vaccinated; (ii) be able to provide fairlife with proof of vaccination, or (iii) have applied for and received a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

job purpose: The Continuous Improvement Specialist will be responsible for assessing, monitoring, and enhancing business performance. A successful CI Specialist will analyze current practices and develop business process improvements as well as implement changes in workflows, structures, and/or teams to ensure continuous company performance.

responsibilities:

  • Identify and investigate process losses, shortfalls, issues, and complaints in current business processes to eliminate future losses
  • Build the process capability & control to improve safety, product quality, material utilization, and OEE
  • Collaborate with plant leadership and operators to develop new standards
  • Lead and develop the capability of process failure technical troubleshooting 
  • Provide feedback to design and lead smart standardization deployment
  • Lead benchmarking & reapplication
  • Design, implement, and maintain systems to collect and analyze data for critical product and process parameters
  • Participate in the daily direction-setting process by reporting results, flagging issues, and requesting resources
  • Lead critical daily management systems, e.g. center-lining (run-to-target)
  • Use Reliability Engineering tools to drive center-lining and loss elimination
  • Take part on planned stops and RCO’s (rapid change-overs) flowing to the line as needed
  • Standardize and improve RCO’s
  • Take ownership of change initiatives by standardizing work and equipment processes via internal governance and controls
  • Lead and develop programs that educate teammates about concepts leading to the identification, development, and implementation of improvements
  • Identify ongoing improvement training needs, develop training materials and implement as required
  • Perform other duties as necessary

 

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field preferred
  • 3 years’ experience in manufacturing environment required
  • Ability to spend majority of day on production floor
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with line teams and site/regional process owners
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

working conditions and physical requirements:

  • Ability to stand for up to 80% of shift
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. as necessary

food safety requirements:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.

position location: Goodyear, AZ

reports to: Director of Continuous Improvement

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

Why fairlife



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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Coordinator
  • “First impressions are very important, and I felt very welcomed the first day I started training. The staff at the Coopersville facility made me feel like I was a valuable addition to the fairlife team."
    Chuck Passenier
    Warehouse Associate
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Packaging Technician
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]