Continuous Improvement Engineer


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Precision. Performance. Pride. For more than 100 years, Snap-on Tools has made work easier for serious professionals performing critical tasks. We work hard together. We grow together. We are one Snap-on team.

We are currently seeking a RCI Engineer to join our Elizabethton, Tennessee team. Snap-on continually strives to be an employer of choice and offers a “Great Place to Work.”  Specific activities and offerings that reflect this pursuit include:

  • Paid time off, vacation and holidays
  • Competitive pay, bonus opportunity, and benefits
  • Short- and long-term disability benefits
  • Tuition Assistance Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Account Based Pension Plan
  • Retirement program with 401k employer matching contribution
  • A full range of discount and purchase programs

The Rapid Continuous Improvement (Lean) Engineer will partner with the plant’s leadership team to improve plant performance in Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.




Work with leadership to identify key projects and opportunities to achieve plant and company improvement goals and objectives

Lead and coordinate continuous improvement projects from concept to completion

Organize and facilitate kaizen events with small teams to help achieve identified goals and objectives

Follow up with project task owners to ensure progress and achievement of expected measured results

Communicate regularly with leadership on projects and kaizen activities and the achievement of expected results

Provide training for associates on continuous improvement methods and concepts

Encourage and recognize associate participation in team and individual continuous improvement activities

Communicate and collaborate regularly with other Snap-on plants to leverage best practices




Bachelor’s degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Minimum of 3 years’ experience using lean manufacturing methods (standardized work, kaizen, 5S, TPM, VSM, SMED, kanban, RCPS, etc) with demonstrated success

Manufacturing experience in a metal machining environment preferred

Possess strong project management skills

Working knowledge of 3D Modeling/design

Ability to train and motivate others how to use lean manufacturing methods

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

Strong team leadership skills with ability to facilitate productive meetings

Strong analytical and technical skills

Highly hands-on with mechanical aptitude

Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Access

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