Continuous Improvement Specialist, Operation

Natus Medical

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Continuous Improvement Specialist, Operation


Natus Medical

Job description

Start a new adventure in the medical device industry today and make a difference in someone’s life.Responsible for planning, directing, leading, and facilitating continuous improvement and lean manufacturing throughout the organization. As a key member of the Natus Sensory Operations team, you will participate in operational planning to maximize company profits through a coordinated effort of driving continuous improvement processes throughout the organization.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as lean culture champion throughout the organization.
  • Execute corporate goals for business process improvements in the different functional areas throughout Natus Sensory.
  • Review and analysis of space requirements, workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Mentor others in Lean, Six Sigma Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement methodologies.
  • Ensure entire Operations’ team are properly trained in continuous improvement to attain strategic objectives.
  • Lead and execute Continuous Improvement Summits and Kaizen events.
  • Work with the various functional departments to improve business processes, driving saving initiatives.
  • Work with Human Resources to establish training guidelines.
  • Travel will be required.


  • Extensive experience developing and maintaining a lean culture, domestic and global manufacturing background.
  • Extensive background with various lean manufacturing tools and concepts such as Kaizen, 5S, value stream mapping, pull systems, Cellular Manufacturing, SMED, 6-Sigma, Quality tools standard work, Kanban, Visual Controls, Mistake Proofing, TPM and statistical engineering.
  • Proven skills and ability to mentor and train the work force.
  • Become the ambassador for Lean learning for the organization.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Must be hands on (not a consulting type role).


  • BS degree in Manufacturing/Industrial/Mechanical Engineering or related field required, with an MS or MBA desired.
  • 2 years solid experience in manufacturing environment working with continuous improvement and lean manufacturing practices.

Certificates and Licenses

  • Black Belt (or Green Belt with solid Manufacturing experience) certification.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries.
  • Pension scheme.
  • 100% Remote Work (can use our European offices of your own choice).
  • Friendly and talented colleagues.
  • Online Learning.
  • Chance to work with world-class products.

We are PASSIONATE about:Natus Medical Incorporated is recognized by healthcare providers globally as the source for solutions to screen, diagnose and treat disorders of the brain, neural pathways and sensory nervous system. Our vision is to deliver innovative and trusted solutions to advance the standard of care and improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Natus products are used in hospitals, clinics and laboratories worldwide.EEO Statement
Natus Medical is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.#LI-HJ #hybridjobs #Schaumburgjobs #chicagojobs #illinoisjobs #INDNATUS

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Fri, 03 May 2024 01:31:10 GMT

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