Manager – Continuous Improvement

Position Description

Dorner Mfg. Corp. is looking for a Manager, Continuous Improvement who shares our commitment to our customers, partners and business. This highly visible position will lead & coordinate Lean initiatives across all facets of the company utilizing Lean/TPS/TOC principles and practices. Position will facilitate the design & development of manufacturing processes, layout and equipment requirements in order to maximize efficiency of operations and the quality of output. Will frequently organize, train & facilitate cross-functional Kaizen teams. This position is a brand new position at Dorner!


A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Management, Business, or equivalent discipline.  A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a Lean manufacturing environment, preferable in equipment machining and/or assembly and a minimum of three (3) years prior experience driving continuous improvement in both manufacturing and business processes.  A few of the exciting responsibilities in this new position will include some of the following:

  • Champion lead-time reductions, process simplification, and cost productivity projects
  • Lead hands on lean transformations including: design for flow, current and future state value stream mapping, 3P, 5S, and visual management in manufacturing and assembly environments,
  • Develop critical business cases to support footprint evaluations and capital investments
  • Establish/maintain metrics to monitor financial savings as compared to established goals and targets
  • Train and mentor others on Lean principles, and develop and implement company-wide training programs, advise and teach advanced problem-solving skills
  • Lead critical Kaizen events
  • Work effectively in a global organization, with international contacts and a multitude of different products and markets, frequent interaction with senior leadership team on regular basis

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Dorner Mfg. Corp. is a privately held Hartland, Wisconsin-based Company. We are a world leading conveyor manufacturer in not only the design, but manufacturing of conveyors and related automation equipment. Companies from around the world have turned to Dorner conveyors for greatly improved efficiency and productivity. Dorner provides thousands of stainless and aluminum conveyor automation solutions to countless industries including packaging, automation, industrial, food processing, medical, pharmaceutical, and many more.

Dorner's mission is to Transform Conveyor Automation by providing a wide range of innovative conveying solutions with best in class support. Dorner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.