Continuous Improvement Specialist
Tampa, FL 
Posted 9 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Leads continuous improvement goals and strategies for improving the operations and processes within the Company.  Serves as an analyst, facilitator, and/or project manager as needed.
  • Facilitates, guides and supports Company-wide, departmental, or cross-functional continuous improvement work as directed by the Advisory Council. This encompasses preparation and planning for the projects, conducting the necessary workshops, implementation, daily management, and coaching project participants throughout the project.
  • Act as a change agent for continuous improvement strategies and activities
  • Evaluate and recommend effective processes and equipment and/or safety measures; provide input on capital programs, automation, mechanization, etc.
  • Develop and administer training programs to teach Lean tools and continuous improvement initiatives to employees at all levels
  • Manage project activities and timelines to meet deadlines for project completion
  • Demonstrate the ability to challenge the status-quo and encourage new ideas and solutions to ensure Continuous Improvement principles are implemented
  • Research and identify relative benchmarks to be used in the establishment of daily management measure
  • Identify barriers to change and develop and propose solutions that address both business needs and customer satisfaction
  • Prepare reports or inputs for reports prescribed by management related to continuous improvement initiatives

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Lean or Six Sigma certification
  • Proven experience working with and implementing Lean manufacturing principles: Value Stream Mapping, Visual Management, SMED, A3 problem solving, Kanban, Mistake-proofing, Standard Work, Kaizen, 5S, etc.
  • Proven track record of leading Kaizen events and developing improvements to achieve business results
  • Ability to handle various tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to use tact, judgment, and diplomacy
  • Ability to facilitate a team to defined outcomes in a timely manner
  • Ability to coach and provide feedback
  • Project management skills (e.g. prioritize, plan, execute)
  • Microsoft experience required, specifically in Excel and Project
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to obtain a Government security clearance, if necessary
Sypris Electronics, LLC provides goods and services to the U.S. Government and other prime contractors and is obligated by its contracts with those entities, as well as by various federal laws and regulations regarding security and export control, to restrict access to certain goods, services, and/or any related information.  Accordingly, Sypris Electronics has a policy of only hiring U.S. citizens.  Upon employment all employees have to provide evidence verifying U.S. citizenship.

Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

Pre-employment drug screening required.
Sypris Electronics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Sypris Electronics does not, and will not, discriminate against a person on the basis of race, ancestry, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religious creed or belief, physical or mental disability, marital or familial status, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, protected activity (such as opposition to or reporting of prohibited discrimination or harassment), or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, in any aspect of employment opportunity.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Sypris Electronics offers a competitive compensation and benefits package upon date of hire including health, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) with company matching. We also offer a 9/80 work schedule.
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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