Careers — Continuous Improvement/Safety Leader

Continuous improvement/Safety Leader

Prior Lake, Minnesota

  • 5832 Industrial Ln SE, MN 55372

Job Duties

  • Lead, facilitate and execute projects using Lean principles and Continuous Improvement Framework to enhance the overall effectiveness of manufacturing operations and achieve operational excellence.
  • A change agent who drives continuous improvement initiatives and Lean within the facility while fostering Servant Leadership.
  • Train, coach and challenge Team Members in using Lean tools, RedZone and developing a problem-solving culture.
  • Manage established 5S and Employee Kaizen suggestion processes.
  • In addition, train the work force on the use of lean tools and conducts continuous improvement events.
  • Provide assistance to production personnel in developing, improving, and implementing improvement ideas, standard work, 5S and other resources they may need.
  • Support Operations with developing, improving and maintaining Job Instructions and Standard Work.
  • Maintain personal growth and education opportunities via, CI Consortium, etc.
  • Flexibility to work will all shifts as needed.
  • Track and coordinate routine safety trainings for all employees.
  • Assist in the event of an audit from a regulatory organization, i.e.. Osha
  • Lead and plan safety events such as safety committee meetings
  • Coordinate with General Manager and senior management for all applicable regulations to keep site in compliance with all safety regulations.
  • Perform other related tasks and assignments, as necessary.


  • Have experience in environmental, health and safety procedures and practices to assure a safe work environment. Identify and correct unsafe conditions or practices to assure a safe work environment for all employees.
  • Knowledge of Lean principles.
  • Working knowledge of the use of problem-solving tools, PDCA, 5S, KPIs and Standard Work.
  • Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • The ability to learn and develop the use of Servant Leadership to foster communication between individuals with the goal of breaking down barriers to promotion.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to develop cross-functional teams.
  • Constantly learning, expanding technical expertise.
  • Open to coaching.
  • Proactively leverages others expertise.
  • Learns through experimentation.
  • Creates an organization that encourages change.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams.
  • Leads initiatives of moderate scope and impact.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability.



Amazing Benefits!

Employees of AK Crust enjoy a truly amazing array of workplace benefits and perks. Generous benefits include:

  • FREE Dental (employee coverage)
  • FREE Vision (employee Coverage)
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid vacation, up to 20 days per year!
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick days
  • PTO days
  • Length of Service Awards
  • Picnics, Parties, Family Events

Exceptional Workplace Perks

Double overtime bonus
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*Perks may vary by position and location

How to Apply

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Any Questions?

Feel free to call the Recruitment Coordinator at (920) 662-0304 ext. 133