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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Job Description

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Pelican BioThermal LLC is a global leader in the design and manufacture of single use and reusable temperature controlled packaging solutions for the highly regulated pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical trials industries.  Pelican BioThermal is a great place to work and offers employees the opportunity to flourish and excel in a high-growth, fast-paced, creative and exciting environment!  We currently have an opening for a Continuous Improvement Engineer based at our site in Plymouth, MN.

The ideal candidate for this position will be responsible for working closely with our senior teams to identify, develop, and implement Continuous Improvement (CI) action plans for our global operations.  The Continuous Improvement Engineer will identify, justify, and lead continuous improvement projects using appropriate methodologies (e.g. Lean, Six Sigma, etc.) to deliver rapid and sustainable results.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develops, leads, manages and delivers multiple business wide improvement projects concurrently.
  • Leads and manages cultural change initiatives and continuous improvement activities.
  • Aids with capacity planning, facility layout, process design, cost savings and service improvement projects.
  • Encourages and facilitates best practices, updates work instructions and standard operating procedures.
  • Collects and maintains times study data and establishes productivity goals and reporting.
  • Leads the delivery of manufacturing operations performance improvement objectives at all locations.
  • Analyzes business performance data to inform project identification, cost and benefits.
  • Produces regular production reports, project updates and spend to budget, benefit s by project.
  • Monitors, coaches, guides and develops staff participating in projects.
  • Establishes a strong and open working relationship with other areas of the business sharing best practices.
  • Manages improvements to the facilities, including interaction with service providers.
  • Participates in safety efforts and liaises with worldwide Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) teams.
  • Participates in monthly EH&S meeting and initiatives.
  • Train operational teams in Continuous Improvement skills, tools and techniques.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook, AWAIR and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree  or equivalent experience in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business, or Engineering.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in a manufacturing or distribution environment leading projects.
  • Certifications with Lean and/or Six Sigma.
  • Experience in a Lean manufacturing environment. Must be able to demonstrate a sound understanding, and practical experience of implementing a range of continuous improvement tools and techniques.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, engineering drawing software programs and flow-charting software.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, math, and presentation skills, with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel, nationally and internationally, to visit customers, suppliers, subcontractors, or other company sites as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge and experience using SAP or a similar ERP system.
  • Work experience in the temperature-controlled packaging industry.
  • Project management experience.
  • Professional certifications such as Black Belt or Certified Practitioner in Inventory Management.

Additional Information:

  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican BioThermal’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Emphasizes ethical leadership and decision-making to protect Pelican BioThermal’s brand and reputation.

Why Join Pelican BioThermal? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks…

  • Generous paid time off plans.
  • 401k plan – with a competitive match.
  • Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products.
  • Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.
  • Wellness Discount Program.
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be constantly  required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to executive non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.



Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Engineering
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 26508-en_US
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Continuous Improvement Engineer

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