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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  6737

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  May 9, 2022

Continuous Improvement Engineer

ATS Life Sciences Chicago is a fast paced, exciting and progressive company experiencing incredible growth! We are currently looking for reliable, ambitious and hardworking employees to join our team. As a company, we pride ourselves on building a culture that values employees and promotes innovation, diversity, excellence in communication and commitment to personal/professional growth. Join our team and you will find we advocate a healthy working environment and opportunities to experience the rewards of contributing to a proactive and competent team.


The Continuous Improvement Engineer I is responsible for continuous improvement by applying Lean & 5S principles within a manufacturing operation. Using Kaizen and other Lean tools engaging all levels and functions of the organization to improve efficiency and reduce costs.





  • Assist with implementing a lean strategy including lean principles, techniques and methodologies in line with corporate lean strategy to meet business goals.
  • Apply a wide range of lean, six sigma and industrial engineering methods and tools to develop and implement process improvements.
  • Assist in maintaining the company's lean implementation strategic plan.
  • Identify, plan and lead Kaizen events.
  • Instruct and coach lean six sigma topics in support of improvement projects.
  • Conducts root causes analysis to address specific process or quality problems.
  • Implements mistake-proofing controls to maintain or improve process quality.
  • Develops standard operating procedures (SOP’s), work instructions, and other quick reference material as needed.
  • Adhere to all International Standardization Organization (ISO) standards.
  • Full compliance to the terms and conditions within the employee signed work from home policy.
  • Follow all ATS Company policies.
  • Other duties as assigned





  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or closely related discipline preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification preferred but not required. 
  • Six (6) months – two (2) years lean implementation experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of lean methodologies from the implementation standpoint that include: 5S, critical path method (CPM), standard work, quick changeover, material flow, value stream mapping, continuous improvement, process problem solving, etc.





  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from the management viewpoint.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio.
  • Person must be hands-on and must be able to meet deadlines for his or her responsibilities.

Additional Information

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Life Science Chicago division at ATS. We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand throughout the world. We want you to be a part of our TEAM!!! Watch us work here!


Work in an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.


Benefits ATS Life Sciences Chicago offers:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits (including health, dental vision and employee assistance program)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Eligibility
  • 401k with employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Annual paid volunteer day off
  • Fully climate-controlled environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • And more!

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