Continuous Improvement Engineer

Location US-PA-Canonsburg
# Positions
Experience (Years)

Position Description

At a Glance


Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Engineer to join the Data Power & Control Team in Canonsburg, PA. The CI Engineer will support the Canonsburg facility, under the direction of the Global Manager, Operational Excellence.


This position is responsible for supporting lean transformation and daily management initiatives by ensuring strategies are implemented, and principles/practices/tools are incorporated in the culture and processes under transformation. This position implements and supports actions that bring about improvements which may include, but are not limited to safety, customer value proposition, quality, delivery, cycle, growth, margin expansion, and inventory.




What Will You Do?


To support the organization in implementing lean transformation and daily management across the facility including:

  • Implementing tactical strategies to achieve the desired vision
  • Executing against long and short-term objectives to support the Plant’s KPI’s and goals
  • Working with necessary site personnel to identify, address, and eliminate process related obstacles
  • Assisting in the change systems/processes as required in support of the lean initiatives
  • Utilize value stream mapping techniques to design optimal information, material, and flow methodology
  • Support engineered labor standards development and maintenance


To act as a change agent to bring improvements to the overall plant through active support, facilitation and leadership of Kaizen events; includes:

  • Coaching and following up on pre-work and post work standards
  • Participate in co-facilitating or facilitating events, projects, and “just do it’s”
  • Participate in Gemba walks and coaching employees on continuous improvement tools
  • Help update and maintain visual performance tools, including tier boards
  • Creating and implementing standard work while teaching/coaching leaders to do the same


To support activities needed to incorporate lean transformation and daily management into the Plant culture:

  • Assisting in identifying on-going training needs
  • Drive Lean culture and behaviors through coaching employees and following the Legrand Way
  • Perform the Legrand Way RADAR to identify focus areas to improve in lean culture
  • Coach and advocate for the Legrand Values to all employees


Track improvements made to provide assurance that changes are effective and sustainable:

  • Audit the areas after improvements are implemented
  • Monitor and report on key metrics
  • Continually update labor standards / make spans
  • Provide regular updates to leadership



Required Skills




  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering or related technical field. (Equivalent education/experience will be considered)
  • Knowledge of basic lean concepts and continuous improvement tools



  • Minimum 1 year of experience supporting Lean/CI activities in an industrial manufacturing or engineer-to-order manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in a world class lean environment in preferred
  • Operations or Engineering background is preferred
  • Experience developing and maintaining engineered labor standards utilizing a predetermined motion time system is preferred


Computer Skills:

  • Strong capability with personal computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must possess strong written and oral communication and presentation skill with the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences
  • Ability to effectively facilitate activities and discussions using a defined process
  • Ability to write reports, general business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to create standard work document


Interpersonal Skills:

  • Must be a self-motivated learner
  • Ability to energize and motivate teams
  • Facilitate change from a position of an influencer
  • Ability to lead without direct authority
  • Capability to recognize conflict and take action within scope of the role


Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problem areas, collect data, and establish facts
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical processes
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced and changing work environment



Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

  • The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to the manufacturing areas where, under certain areas, the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and mandatory hearing protection are required.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to lift and carry up to 25lbs


Company Info

About Legrand

Representing more than 150 years of innovation, Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Our purpose is improving lives by transforming the spaces where people live, work and meet with electrical and digital infrastructures and connected solutions that are simple, innovative and sustainable. Every day, over 39,000 Legrand employees work hard to enhance the buildings of tomorrow. Legrand is a global, publicly traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with revenue of €7 billion, and products sold in 180 countries. For more information, visit


About Legrand North and Central America

Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 6,500 associates in 50 locations, working across six divisions/sector: Audio Visual, Building Controls Systems, Data Power and Controls, Electrical Wiring Systems, and Lighting.  We hold a leading position in every North American market we serve and focus on exceeding our customers’ needs within the commercial, residential, and industrial industries. LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as distinctive benefits like a high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity and parental leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active/growing Employee Resource Group network.  LNCA is an employee-centered, growing company with tremendous opportunity.  For more information, visit


About Legrand’s Data Center Power and Control Division

The industry-leading brands of Approved Networks, Ortronics, Raritan, Server Technology, and Starline empower Legrand’s Data, Power & Control to produce innovative solutions for data centers, building networks, and facility infrastructures. Our division designs, manufactures, and markets world-class products for a more productive and sustainable future. The exceptional reliability of our technologies results from decades of proven performance and a dedication to research and development. 



Equal Opportunity Employer




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