CNH Industrial

Continuous Improvement Specialist

Location US-WI-Racine
Position Type


CNH Industrial is a world-class equipment and services company. Driven by its purpose of Breaking New Ground, which centers on Innovation, Sustainability and Productivity, the Company provides the strategic direction, R&D capabilities, and investments that enable the success of its five core Brands: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and STEYR, supplying 360° agriculture applications from machines to implements and the digital technologies that enhance them; and CASE and New Holland Construction Equipment delivering a full lineup of construction products that make the industry more productive. Across a history spanning over two centuries, CNH Industrial has always been a pioneer in its sectors and continues to passionately innovate and drive customer efficiency and success, driven by its purpose of Breaking New Ground. As a truly global company, CNH Industrial’s 35,000+ employees form part of a diverse and inclusive workplace, focused on empowering customers to grow, and build, a better world.


We are currently seeking an experienced Continuous Improvement Specialist to join our team in Racine, WI. Working with the Continuous Improvement Site Leader, the Continuous Improvement Specialist is responsible for managing and driving the implementation of Lean principles in conjunction with plant personnel.


Responsibilities include:

  • Continually review Plant applications of Lean methods/standards for continuous improvement, aid in creation and implementation of Best Practices throughout the region.
  • Communicate regularly to all plant, purchasing and other support function leaders to insure updates, alignment and understanding on accurate Lean methods and standards.
  • Assists with the implementation of Lean Manufacturing goals and strategies for improving the operations and processes within the organization.
  • Evaluates all continuous improvement activities and implements plans to optimize performance and processes.

The annual salary range for this position is $54,000-$78,000. (Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as skill, experience and qualification for the role.)


The qualified candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other technical degree with emphasis in Industrial, Manufacturing, or Mechanical discipline plus 2 or more years of experience in lean manufacturing environment.
  • In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, candidates with an Associates degree plus 5 or more years of lean manufacturing experience OR high school diploma/GED plus 7 or more years of lean manufacturing experience will be considered.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Detailed understanding of problem solving techniques, phenomenon root cause analysis through the use of proper tools, use of preventive & proactive approaches
  • Fundamental understanding of Lean manufacturing concepts, manufacturing supply chain management, value stream mapping/analysis, structured Project Management execution through an ERP platform
  • Strong business communication and presentation skills in English; Ability to communicate across multiple organizational levels
  • Ability to verify, interpret and present data in a multi-layered analytical approach through a software medium is essential along with a strong understanding of layered process audit methodology
  • Knowledge on identification, relational understanding and categorization of manufacturing and supply chain waste & losses using quantitative analysis methods
  • Strong digital literacy utilizing MS office and Project package, robust use of presentation software and online virtual meetings are essential
  • Multi-functional manufacturing project management leadership experience is a plus
  • Able to multi task and coordinate activities across more than one facility/plant
  • Strong general Lean Manufacturing background acquired working within a plant setting and leading Kaizen activities

Compensation & Benefits: We offer competitive compensation with multiple benefit (medical/dental/vision) options to meet your individual needs. Our industry leading 401k will support you in meeting your retirement objectives. Additional benefits include: paid parental leave, life insurance, volunteer time off and much more!


US applicants: CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Applicants can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster and its supplement here. CNH Industrial participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. You can view additional information here.


If you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 1-800-889-4422 option 1 and then option 5, or contact us at


Read about our company’s commitment to pay transparency by clicking this link: pay transparency notice.


Canada applicants: CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, place of origin, disability, marital status, family status, age, or any other ground prohibited by applicable provincial human rights legislation.


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