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Plant Improvement Program Engineer

Career level
Middle (2-5 years), Senior (5-10 years)
Employment type
Full time
Spoken languages
English - Advanced
Number of vacancies

People Point is recruiting a Plant Improvement Program Engineer for its client, a company within construction field.


The position reports to the National Production Manager having no direct reports. The role can and should ultimately influence the majority of operational employees in 3 plants (4 production lines) based in different locations within the country.

Job Purpose

  • To support the local factories and operations in their implementation of the Plant Improvement Program (PIP) by facilitation, training and coaching of the employee groups and the improvement teams.
  • To be an agent of change and assist the National Production Manager and the Plant Managers to drive the implementation of a continuous improvement culture across the business.
  • To be the company expert in Lean/CI/TPM tools and techniques.
  • To coordinate the company’s PIP+ roll-out program.

  Key Accountabilities

  • Coordination of the company’s PIP+ roll out program across the country
  • Training and coaching of teams in lean tools and techniques
  • Facilitation of improvement teams
  • Be a major advocate of the Lean/CI/PIP+ ethos and methodologies
  • Development of continuous improvement projects from the initiation through the delivery
  • Establish the metrics and the KPI’s to provide plants with quantifiable gauges of the results and the impact of lean activities
  • Tracking of the savings and the benefits at the local level
  • Prepare and keep up to date a Lean/CI/PIP+ handbook/manual
  • Stay up to date in the application of the process improvement tools and techniques
  • Build the internal relationships across all departments
  • Consult and work with the Plant Managers and other heads of departments to insure the appropriate participation and support
  • Be prepared to lead a number of projects involving hands-on interaction, good problem-solving techniques, generating enthusiasm and supporting the teams
  • Carry out daily GEMBA walks, checking & updating production boards


  • Minimum graduate level or similar level education in a manufacturing or engineering discipline
  • A good appreciation of the production/process management within the manufacturing industry
  • Demonstrate good lean coaching project management skills and experience
  • Strong team facilitation skills, especially managing change, managing teams, coaching and training others
  • Demonstrate successful experience of working with lean tools and techniques - 5S, OEE, problem solving, Kaizen, 7 Wastes, Process Mapping/VSM, FMEA, Pareto and Ranking and Process Capability (cp and cpk)
  • Highly credible and influential personality with tangible experience in the field of continuous improvement and culture change
  • Hands on approach at all levels
  • Strong organisational & planning abilities
  • Self-driven, results orientated with a positive outlook
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels (especially shop-floor level)
  • Excellent computer, analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines
  • Flexibility in location as may be required to transfer to another factory within the country
  • Driving licence with associated relevant driving experience.


  • Degree level in building materials / concrete blocks processing or heavy engineering discipline
  • Experience within building materials / concrete blocks industry
  • Formal Lean qualifications
  • 6 Sigma Black belt or similar qualification
  • Lead auditor assessor qualification