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Praxair, Inc. Continuous Improvement Engineer in Speedway, Indiana

Continuous Improvement Engineer


Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services & technologies is seekinga Continuous Improve Engineer (CI Engineer). This individual will support our Indianapolis, IN location.

The CI Engineer will support the LeanSigma rollout and culture change efforts required for a successful implementation of a continuous improvement system. This includes Managing for Daily Improvement, facilitating Kaizen events, implementing a robust 5S system, and supporting problem solving efforts.

This individual is also responsible for productivity gains and coordinating the continuous improvement activity on assigned manufacturing and support processes at the facility. This may be accomplished by, but not limited to, leading, facilitating, delegating, hands-on approach, using Lean & Six Sigma tools.

Areas of focus are: Safety, Quality, Process (tooling, equipment, etc.), Efficiency, and Cost Reduction initiatives.

Continuous Improvement Engineer

  • Lead value stream opportunity identification and improvement plan management for the plant

  • Implement 5S standards, training, and audit procedures

  • Lead or facilitate Kaizen events tied to Value stream improvement plan along with sustainment activities to ensure gains are realized

  • Develop and improve the Managing for Daily Improvement approach and uphold adherence to the standards defined

  • Coach shop floor leadership on the intentions and use of continuous improvement tools as they pertain to their areas

  • Promote the importance of continuous improvement through cost effective and creative means

  • Maintain productivity database and cost savings tracking of continuous improvement activities

  • Develop the strategy and tracking for all plant cells to achieve highest level of Praxair OpX certification

  • Execute duties for continuous improvement projects through tools such as Six Sigma, 5S, LEAN, value stream mapping, cell layout, etc.

  • Perform all duties as assigned and in accordance with required safety regulations and quality standards



  • BS Degree in a technical field

  • 3-10 years’ experience in a process or technical position

  • Previous manufacturing experience in Quality, Safety, Systems, LEAN, or Six Sigma principles/methodology preferred. Six Sigma trained: Green Belt or Black Belt preferred

  • Must be able to effectively combine theoretical training with practical experience in a “hands-on” environment

  • Must have personal computer proficiency, business administration know-how, and able to communicate ideas orally, in writing and lead a project team

PST is a supplier which abides by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, persons considered for this position must be either a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder) or otherwise classifiable as a U.S. person under relevant ITAR regulations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Operations

Primary Location Indiana-Speedway

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 19000923