Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Leader (CIL)

  • 529 N 3500 E, Lewisville, ID 83431, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Idahoan Foods, headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho is a global provider of a wide range of premium dehydrated potato products for retail, foodservice, and industrial markets as well as private label. As one of the largest dehydrated potato manufacturers, Idahoan provides innovative and award winning product solutions such as our Steakhouse line of products. Our customers can find our IDAHOAN brand of products in all major retail and club outlets through out the US. For more information check out our website at

We are looking for a Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Leader in Packaging.  

Job Description

Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Leader (CIL)

Lead and facilitate department Continuous Improvement (CI) efforts. Apply appropriate tools to drive improvements in Safety, Quality and Reliability (SQR). Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire department in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR).  Demonstrate the company’s core values of Respect & Value Our People, Stay in Front of Change, Delight Our Customers and Food Quality & Safety.

Essential Job Functions:
- Assist department teams with goal-setting and tracking CI measures.
- Select/apply appropriate CI tools to improve line capacity, line efficiency, process reliability, mean time between failure and other key measures.
- Apply Lean Six Sigma tools and the DMAIC process to complete projects with annual savings and provide technical expertise to support root cause analysis process.
- Create control plans to produce sustainable gains.
- Lead teams to solve problems, eliminate waste and reduce variation.
- Participate in all relevant aspects of project management initiatives and support commissioning, qualification and verification for capital projects.
- Mentor/coach teams on CI and Lean/Six Sigma methodology.
- Utilize downtime events to identify/prioritize improvement opportunities.
- Develop/ leverage collaborative relationships to achieve work goals.
- Identify and understand issues and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions, use effective approaches for choosing a course of action, and take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
- Travel occasionally to attend CI training and conferences.
Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements.
- Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF program.
- Accountable to the Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles.
- Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Minimum Position Qualifications & Education:

- Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field

- 2+ years of proven, successful leadership of teams

- Food Manufacturing experience

- Strong mathematical, analytical and conceptual skills, balanced by ability to apply common sense

- Proficient in Microsoft Office

-Proven ability to leverage the capabilities and insights of individuals with diverse styles, abilities and motivations to achieve strong results

- Ability to remain flexible and adjust promptly and effectively during times of change

- Ability to guide teams to collectively create actionable solutions

- Strong negotiation, oral and written communication skills

Additional Information

Idahoan Foods, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state, or local law.