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Lean / Continuous Improvement Manager – Southeastern, SD

Lean / Continuous Improvement Manager – Southeastern, SD

February 28, 2020
Southeastern Area, Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Mitchell, SD
Contact Name
Steve Green



Lean / Continuous Improvement Manager


Our client has manufactured heavy equipment that is being sold worldwide for over 50 years. They offer custom product lines to meet the specific needs of the clients they serve. With no two pieces of machinery being the exact same they are able to produce custom equipment to handle about any and every need of their customer, regardless if their operations are in the Middle East, Europe, South America, Asia or right here at home. They are dedicated to more than just manufacturing the best and most reliable machinery in their industry. Their follow up after the sale, customer service, customer training and parts and service departments really set them apart from their competitors.


  • $65,000 - + DOE
  • Benefits package including: medical with family plans available, prescription drug benefit, flex spending account, life and disability, and an education assistance plan.
  • Additionally, you will be able to take part in the profit-sharing plan, a vision discount, health club membership discounts.
  • Receive 10 paid holidays, paid vacation time and personal leave.
  • For your future, our client will help you plan and to do so they offer an exceptional 401k plan.
  • This company believes in a work hard, play hard atmosphere; therefore, in addition to a great work environment they also have annual company events for you and your family.


  • Implement Continuous Improvement Systems utilizing Lean and Quality principles and methods.
  • Manage quality system and continuous improvement system to develop operations strategies.
  • Assist in the development of a quality/lean/continuous improvement focus and culture throughout the plant.
  • Lead Kaizen events, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Lean and Continuous Improvement efforts.
  • Work with all departments to create a more cost effective operation by eliminating waste, improving quality, manage inventories and identify any operational efficiencies and implement corrective action plans.



Southeastern South Dakota brings a vast amount of opportunities for everyone. Recreational activities are available in the area including boating, sporting teams/leagues, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and more. To live here there are great rural communities as well as bigger cities with even more to offer. All of which have low housing costs and a low cost of living that is well below the national average. Enjoy the variety of top-notch schools for all ages to choose from. A big bonus of living here is you can take pleasure in not paying state income tax. Here you are close to plenty of activities and yearly festivities, live in this great area today!



  • S. in Engineering or technically related degree.
  • 5+ years in a Continuous Improvement focused role.
  • Conceptual thinking and problem solver.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and written.
  • Able to do presentation to individuals, small groups and large groups.
  • Ability to work across teams to develop a culture of continuous improvement/quality/lean.


Candidates must be a US Citizen or permanent resident of the US.



Steve Green

Account Executive

Phone: (605) 369-2105





Executive Recruiting Consultants, Inc. specializes in the recruiting and placement of individuals in Accounting, Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, Banking, Human Resource, Sales and Marketing, Agriculture, Food, Medical and Sales.

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