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Engineer I, Continuous Improvement

Category: Manufacturing
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
External ID: 10328
Location: Winston-Salem, NC, United States
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2023




The Continuous Improvement Engineer will be responsible for supporting Worldwide Manufacturing & Engineering and Winston Salem HIM facility through the planning and execution of continuous improvement projects. This position will apply analytical evaluation of equipment, materials, personnel and process for problem solving. The CI/Industrial Engineer (IE) will also participate on project teams related to system enhancements, process improvements and new functionality design and implementation. This position will be involved with process evaluation directed by SCADA, Oracle, and QA test information and the development of key performance indicators (KPI) and business intelligence (BI) dashboards to management.  Global metrics, including OEE, will be developed and analyzed for consistency of comparative analysis of plant to plant efficiencies.



  • Lead and implement continuous improvement (CI) projects from start-up to implementation.
  • Implement regular reviews (weekly, monthly, quarterly) of plants progress toward CI initiatives.
  • Participate in department reviews and small group activities to ensure work is properly integrated and progress is on track.
  • Identify and facilitate process improvement projects, training/workshops to drive cultural change.
  • Lead Kaizen (short-term continuous improvement events) to eliminate repeated issues.
  • Support Winston Salem operations through analytical evaluation of equipment, materials, personnel and process.
  • Support Winston Salem operations through downtime analysis and observations of blending and packaging lines.
  • Participate on project teams related to system enhancements, process improvements and new functionality design and implementation.
  • Evaluate process directed by SCADA, Oracle, and QA test information and to develop substantial reports to management.
  • Perform mathematical analysis of data collected from SCADA.
  • Review OEE and downtime dashboard summary daily.
  • Maintain OEE, change overs, and downtime databases for all production process.
  • Perform Pareto Analysis of true causes of downtime for all manufacturing lines.
  • Perform statistical analysis of line operations and variable parameters to determine opportunities for waste reduction, yield, line speed enhancement, uptime, operation consistency, operator training modules, and maintenance training modules.
  • Analyze and optimize changeover and setup process for all equipment and products.
  • Provide SPC trend (X-Bar and Moving Range analysis) to determine process capability based upon accurate and timely information.
  • Analyze in-bound component to determine levels of natural variability and to work with vendors to lessen/tighten this variability.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.







  • Analytical skills using various continuous improvement tools.
  • Detail-Oriented.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in MS Suite, Statistics, SPC and Oracle applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to integrity and improvement.
  • Ability to investigate and interpret QA/QC data and how it may affect fill accuracy and line performance.
  • Team player able to interact effectively at all levels with sensitivity to cultural diversity.




  • 2+ years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, operations, and/or supply chain. 



  • Bachelor degree in Engineering (Other related fields may be considered) 
  • Green Belt Certified







  • Ability to solve practical problems and prioritize workload for effective implementation under general supervision.
  • Experience with MS Access databases, MS Visio, MS Project, MS Power BI, Process Mapping, SQL
  • Lean Manufacturing/ GB or BB certification
  • 5S and Six Sigma Training.


  • 3+ years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, operations, and/or supply chain.


  • MBA















At Herbalife, we value doing what’s right. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected characteristic. We value diversity, strive for inclusivity, and believe the differences among our teammates is a key contributor to Herbalife’s ongoing success.


Herbalife offers a variety of benefits to eligible employees in the U.S. (limited to the 50 States and the District of Columbia), which includes Group Health Programs, other Voluntary Benefit Programs, and Paid Time Off. Group Health Programs include Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Basic Life/AD&D; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


Other Voluntary Benefit Programs include a 401(k) plan, Wellness Incentive Program, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), Supplemental Life/Critical Illness/Hospitalization/Accident Insurance, and Pet Insurance. Paid time off includes Company-observed U.S. Holidays, Floating Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, a Volunteer Program, Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave, Bereavement Leave, Personal Leave and time off for voting.


If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email your request to [email protected].

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