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Continuous Improvement Specialist (Intermediate)Newport News, VA | Job ID 72546

  • Job ID 72546
  • Division Liebherr International
  • Organization Liebherr USA Co.
  • Area of employment Process Management / Project Management
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time

The Continuous Improvement Specialist reports directly to the Continuous Improvement Manager in analyzing essential business systems within the company and assists with the implementation of Lean Manufacturing goals and strategies for improving the operations and processes within the organization.


  • Assists directly in the auditing process including the development of new audit guidelines.
  • Helps to drive and implement change management in established processes.
  • Works to make processes more efficient with higher quality output, while concurrently developing cost saving initiatives.
  • Participates in continuous improvement through program development centered on workflow management, streamlining and/or implementing new processes including LEAN and 6S.
  • Assists in the implementation of the LUS Data Protection Policy.
  • Performs local 6S, Data and Clean Desk policy audits and participates with Liebherr International in all future Liebherr US company wide Data audits.
  • Works on providing timely and accurate reports of key metrics both for direct management and assists other departments in developing metrics.
  • Works with the management team to document, establish and improve processes and procedures.
  • Conducts audits on new processes and procedures.


  • Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree preferred in business management, or a LEAN related job field preferred; and a minimum of 2 – 3 years related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience equivalent to 4 or more years within a relevant industry.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Outlook, MS Excel (including Macros), SharePoint, OneDrive, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Knowledge of Lean Principles & 6S concepts. (Six Sigma Yellow Belt or higher)
  • Ability to work independently toward the completion of assigned projects and effectively present to a group.
  • Responsible for large-scale projects.
  • Works on assignments that require considerable judgment and initiative.
  • Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions.
  • Determines method and procedures for new assignments.
  • Knowledge of financial data and costing procedures.
  • Highly skilled in planning, managing, directing resources and managing projects.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors.
  • Occasional overnight travel up to 20% of the time, both domestic and international.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport.

Our Offer

An interesting and ambitious role in a successful international company. We offer a secure work environment with a comprehensive benefits package that includes major medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K plan with company match, paid vacation and personal days and competitive salary.

Referral Bonus: Tier IV

Have we awoken your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your online application. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Alden.

Liebherr-America, Inc. and its US affiliates are Equal Opportunity Employers. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
If you are a California resident, please visit Liebherr USA, Co. Privacy Statement for more information regarding how Liebherr-America, Inc. and its US affiliates collect and process your personal information.

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  • Job ID 72546
  • Division Liebherr International
  • Organization Liebherr USA Co.
  • Area of employment Process Management / Project Management
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time

The company

In line with its international growth, Liebherr’s venture into the United States began in 1970. Within a couple of years, the company expanded and completed its production facilities in Newport News, Virginia, for its product line of hydraulic excavators. It was later converted into Liebherr’s manufacturing facility for mining trucks and remains home to Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News, Co. In addition to its production facility, Liebherr markets a wide variety of products and technologies through its companies located across the United States. The companies are Liebherr-Aerospace Saline, Inc., Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc., Liebherr Automation Systems, Co., and Liebherr USA, Co., the umbrella company for 12 product segments that are positioned across the United States.​​


Liebherr USA Co.

4800 Chestnut Avenue

23607 Newport News, VA

United States


Nicole Alden


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