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Carrier Continuous Improvement Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana

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United States of America


CAI23: Carrier-Indianapolis, IN 7310 W Morris St, Indianapolis, IN, 46231 USA


Carrier is a leading provider of HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security, and building automation technologies. These high-technology products and services enable modern life by delivering efficiency, safety, and security across several platforms!

Carrier Excellence is the continuous improvement aspect of the Carrier Operating System applicable to all areas of the company including manufacturing, field/service/sales, engineering and business processes. Carrier Excellence is a comprehensive approach to achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction and business performance. The practice of Carrier Excellence brings together proven tools, methodologies, human ingenuity, and leadership, while fostering a positive continuous improvement culture. Carrier Excellence is customer focused, data driven and process oriented to achieve results. In this role the employee will be a focal point for productivity improvement initiatives in our Indianapolis furnace factory. This position reports to the Associate Director, Carrier Excellence.

Specific responsibilities for this position include:

  • Execute the lean vision and strategy to reduce inventory, lead-time, and waste to improve process quality

  • Drive measurable improvements that support metrics for customer delivery, productivity, and product flow

  • Lead teams to develop pull systems, training personnel, and other activities to achieve world-class process flow

  • Develop value stream maps for the factory and eliminate process waste through implementation of lean techniques

  • Encourage use of lean tools to pull material from suppliers and internal sources/customers

  • Drive lean focus on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to reduce operating costs

  • Promote Six Sigma/Lean integration utilizing strength of both methods to achieve business goals

  • Drive improvements in material flow utilizing lean methods

  • Train site on lean concepts and mentor using lean tools


  • BA/BS degree with 4-7+ years experience

  • MA/MS degree with 2-5+ years experience


  • Experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. High speed assembly preferred

  • Effective at leading change and influencing all levels of the organization

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to tailor communications to different audiences

  • Experience with current continuous improvement techniques, including involvement with kaizen, value stream mapping, standard work, RRCA, and/or other lean tools

  • Energetic, hands-on; able to drive change and continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with production employees, peers and manufacturing management

  • Ability to work with minimal guidance and direction

  • Experience in a union environment is preferred

  • Must be willing to flex working hours based on business needs

Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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