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Vacancy: Continuous Improvement Specialist, Cambridge, ON, Canada

Vacancy: Continuous Improvement Specialist, Cambridge, ON, Canada
Posted on: Oct.06.2021

Job Summary

Septodont is a leading manufacturer of dental pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The French-based company employs over 1,800 people globally. We have six manufacturing plants in France, India, North and South America, and an international distribution network that is dedicated to serving the needs of dental professionals in more than 150 countries. Our North American operations has facilities in Ontario, Montreal, and Pennsylvania. It also has Latin American operations with facilities in Brazil and Colombia.

The company has an opening at its sterile injectable manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario for a Continuous Improvement Specialist.
The Continuous Improvement Specialist is accountable to the Production Support Manager to manage and lead Operational Excellence projects. This takes the form of leading and supporting ongoing production improvements and activities, as well as supporting ongoing business, capital and regulatory items in any production related area of the company.


• Manage and leads varied production operational engineering assignments and continuous improvement projects from inception, planning, implementation and turnover which may involve the interaction with multiple stakeholders.
• In conjunction with Maintenance and Engineering to provide ongoing technical support in any operational production process area as required
• Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement of equipment and process in order to minimize downtime, turnaround time and waste reduction while maintaining the highest standard of quality.
• Drives OEE improvements, through process improvements, waste reduction and other lean principles.
• Designs, reviews, reformats and edits production documents such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Process Flow Diagrams, Batch Records and crewing sheets as required.

• Prepares, revises and interprets conceptual layouts, as-built drawings and schematics for process and plant equipment.
• Develop, analyze and report operations’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as OEE, Scrap, Downtime, in order to identify improvement opportunities.
• Organize, implement and maintain production process flow to maximize KPI and minimize space usage.
• Drive a culture of continuous improvement by designing, implementing and sustaining regular cadences, action planning, metrics review and reporting of continuous improvement initiatives.
• Manage activities related to the turnover of equipment into commercial such as qualification activities, training, technical data review, procedural updates/creation and development of crewing and standard cycle times.

• Utilize statistical tools to characterize processes for operational excellence.
• Establish and maintain standard production cycle times based on existing/new studies to support capacity planning and resource allocation.
• Apply LEAN methodology (i.e. 5S, A3, Gemba, Kaizen, PDCA, SMED, VSM, etc.) to all related projects/activities when appropriate for operational excellence.
• Maintains a high level of pharmaceutical compliance and regulatory safety in all aspects of work.
• Perform any other duties assigned.


• Bachelor of Engineering/Engineering Science degree is a requirement (Chemical or Mechanical preferred)


• Minimum 2+ years of related engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a pharmaceutical, food/beverage, or consumer packaging.
• Minimum Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification required
• Experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment is an asset.
• Able to read and interpret architectural, mechanical, electrical and P&ID drawings/schematics.
• Strong ability to work and communicate effectively with team and peers within a manufacturing setting. This includes communication skills: written, verbal and email.
• Demonstrates initiative, problem solver, team player and self-motivated
• Has the ability to lead and take ownership on systems and projects
• Proficient in AutoCAD, Minitab, MS Project, Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
• Understanding of PLC’s / control systems on process equipment.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, we are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment and selection process.

We offer

• Excellent compensation/benefits package.
• Bonus and reward programs
• Discounted gym memberships
• Programs supporting work life balance
• Employee recognition program
• Professional and personal development programs
• Social events and spirit days

Minimum level of education required: 3- Bachelor
Minimum level of experience required: 2-5 years
Job location: North America, Canada, Cambridge


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