Job Description

Continuous Improvement Specialist II
JobDiva # 20-06520

Be part of a company that delivers life-changing healthcare solutions. Eclaro is looking for a Continuous Improvement Specialist II for our client in Kalamazoo, MI.  

Eclaro’s client is among the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, trusted by billions to provide superior, cutting-edge, and inexpensive medicine that improves health and well-being. If you’re up to the challenge, then take a chance at this rewarding opportunity!

Position Overview:
  • Provides technical expertise and operational support for COVID-19 Vaccine Production (Formulation).
  • Position will work closely with Engineering, shop floor operators, production support enablers, Quality Operations, Environmental Health and Safety, and Maintenance.
  • Partners with shop floor colleagues and supervision to ensure smooth and efficient delivery of the vaccine.
  • Lead standard work and continuous improvement initiatives across one, or mulitple, work areas.

  • Identify and help implement efficiency and effectiveness improvements and other projects that increase equipment capability, capacity and/or throughput
  • Partner with shopfloor colleagues, leadership and enablers to ensure continous improvement intiatives are identified and completed in a timely manner.Coach and develop OpEx skills of fellow colleagues, and drive a culture of continuous improvement with their team.
  • Analyze data from throughout different stages of production to determine control over applicable variables. Create visual outputs to facilitate continuous improvement discussions with the production team.
  • Own/facilitate the continuous improvement process by understanding the business, quality and safety drivers of the area and ensuring that the right projects are being escalated at the right time.
  • Analyze the output of standard work initiatives and propose changes to standard work based on the data. Propose and facilitate continous improvement of standard work.
  • Assist/perform root-cause analysis and help to identify appropriate, effective corrective actions.
  • Lead Operational Excellence initiatives (i.e. Kanban, M1 investigations, GB certification, etc.).

  • Black Belt, Green Belt or Yellow Belt experience/certification

Preferred Skills:
  • Specific knowledge of and experience with Drug Product and/or Chemical manufacturing/Biological processing and equipment is highly desirable.
  • Pharmaceutical or manufacturing experience and strong, demonstrated technical skills exhibited in a cGMP environment are requirements. Specific knowledge of and experience with Drug Product processing and equipment is highly desirable.
  • Aseptic gowning training is required (to be provided by site).

If hired, you will enjoy the following Eclaro Benefits:
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan administered by Merrill Lynch
  • Commuter Check Pretax Commuter Benefits
  • Eligibility to purchase Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance through Eclaro

If interested, you may contact:
June Binuya
June Binuya | LinkedIn

Equal Opportunity Employer: Eclaro values diversity and does not discriminate based on Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Application Instructions

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