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Continuous Improvement Technician 

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About the Organization Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, HDT Global is the industry leader in engineering, designing and manufacturing leading-edge military expeditionary products, rugged industrial/commercial products, and products for medical rehabilitation. Our product lines include shelters, heaters, environmental control units (ECUs), power generators, chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) air filtration and collective protection systems, military vehicles, perimeter protection systems, and robotics including manipulator arms, vehicles, and healthcare solutions.

Additionally, HDT’s success and longevity is based on the full range of engineering services we offer, including design, analysis, testing, validation, training, and installation. These services provide the foundation of our innovation, providing ongoing research and development.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location HDT (Geneva, OH)  


This position executes improvement, waste elimination and lean manufacturing exercises throughout the facility. Provides input in identifying and prioritizing Continuous Improvement (CI) projects. Participates and supports CI projects/activities.


  • Identify and help implement efficiency and effectiveness improvements and other projects that increase equipment capability, capacity and/or throughput
  • Partner with shop floor colleagues, leadership and enablers to ensure continuous improvement initiatives are identified and completed in a timely manner
  • Participates and supports rapid improvement events
  • Provides lean/CI training for production teams
  • Lead the execution of Operational Excellence initiatives (i.e. Kanban, Material Conveyance, Production flow, Super Market design and deployment, Value Stream Mapping, Takt time analysis, Problem-Solving, Standardized work, Set-up reduction, 5S, Visual Workplace, Error-Proofing, TPM, Visual Factory, Kaizen, scheduling, etc.)
  • Assists plant value stream teams in sustaining gains achieved in lean efforts
  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Adheres to all quality and safety standards
  • Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned
Position Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, Associates Degree preferred


  • 5 years of experience in manufacturing (fabrication and assembly) environment leading and participating in Continuous Improvement events involving cross functional team members
  • Some experience in implementing improvements using Lean, Six Sigma, and other recognized process improvement methodologies such as Value Stream mapping, Standard Work, Mitting, Pull Systems, Mistake proofing, Kanban


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively support improvement workshops that include key stakeholders
  • Change agent with strong credibility and influence in the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results
  • Demonstrated solid performance, leadership and experience in lean concepts and execution
  • Demonstrated commitment for process improvement with results
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills with facilitation experience
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in groups and/or independently as required
  • Ability to engage and align with minimal oversight
  • High energy, positive attitude
  • Able to distill various inputs into a clear and concise summary
  • Emotionally resilient
  • Possesses quality orientation and high attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills; able to communicate effectively with management and personnel at all levels
  • Must be able to deal with rapid pace of change while balancing and adjusting priorities
  • High level communication and negotiation skills that facilitate interaction between key stakeholders
  • Possesses strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in standard business software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office) including Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Visio
Number of Openings 1  

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