Continuous Improvement Leader

4 months ago
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As the largest, privately owned banknote substrate-maker in the world and a leading security feature developer, Crane Currency has won international acclaim for innovation and product development. We are a pioneer in advanced micro-optics technology for securing banknotes, offering features that do not exist elsewhere. A strong, stable organization with a firm commitment to collaboration and growth, we invite you to join us for a fulfilling career opportunity.


Leadership is Currency at Crane


At Crane, we realize the key to continued success lies in developing strong leadership.  To ensure the challenges of our future are met, Crane deployed a global Process Excellence Program.  This is a comprehensive program to continuously improve our processes throughout to achieve and maintain world-class status.  The Continuous Improvement Leader is a high visibility position providing coaching and leadership on many critical, high-impact projects.


The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams in Lean Six Sigma projects to meet aggressive business objectives.  The Continuous Improvement Leader, located in our Nashua, NH facility, will have strong business acumen, excellent communication skills, and bring a passionate commitment to achieving the highest level of Process Excellence and Customer Service possible.


Crane offers competitive pay, world class benefits, generous 401k match, profit sharing and much more. Our close-knit, friendly work environment also offers ongoing opportunity for career growth. Don’t miss out, apply via our careers page at


Essential Functions:

  • Drive a culture of Process Excellence in a manufacturing environment.
  • Develop and drive portfolio of improvement projects to deliver site goals.
  • Implement Visual Management systems to drive visibility and improvements to machine uptime, yield and quality.
  • Lean out end to end manufacturing and business processes, driving efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Lead and execute process improvement initiatives to define, measure and improve operating performance.
  • Lead an operating culture that promotes involvement, communication, expectations, accountability and a passion for excellence.
  • Provide leadership to team members in order to identify & eliminate waste, audit for compliance to standard-work, provide problem solving & solution implementation assistance.
  • Act as a “player-coach” type change agent by facilitating projects and multi-day structured events. Provide targeted Lean training and coaching to your team members.


  • BS degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or similar fields of Engineering.
  • Experienced in process engineering
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in an operations, manufacturing or technology environment (preferably in pharmaceuticals, Aerospace, High-Tech or similar industry).
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification
  • High proficiency in key continuous improvement methodologies and associated Lean, Six Sigma and Project Management tools.
  • Strong leadership capability and experience driving a site-wide continuous improvement program.  Demonstrated ability to manage and lead teams, facilitate teams and multi-functional activities.
  • Hands-On with a track record of driving and leading projects and cultural change from the board room to the shop floor.
  • Experience with developing training, coaching and adoption of continuous improvement methods.
  • Ability to see the “Big Picture” AND demonstrate the necessary “Detail Orientation.”
  • Willing to travel as required by business needs.

Applicants must be United States citizens.  The person selected for this position will need to demonstrate suitability for employment in a position of Public Trust consistent with our US Government contract requirements.


Crane is a Drug Free Workplace.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Vet/Disab


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