Continuous Improvement Specialist

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Date: 21-Aug-2021

Location: Plattsburgh, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:114801 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


Join us as a Continuous Improvement Specialist, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Plattsburgh, New York.


As a Continuous Improvement Specialist, you will act as a change agent to ensure employees experience continuous improvement (CI) methods and tools as part of their daily work, ensures that Improvement plans are up-to-date.


Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Train improvement agents and site’s personnel on continuous improvement tools and their application on the shop floor and offices;
  • Act as a coach with agents in order to ensure know-how sharing and transfer;
  • Identify non-value added processes and critical process improvement opportunities;
  • Support improvement projects and action plans definition and execution, along with management, in order to meet targets. Manage and coordinate special high complexity initiatives execution in order to improve site’s operational performance and projects execution;
  • Support the department in process management activities by identifying critical strategic process improvement areas in the business units that will be required to meet its strategic objectives;
  • Support the problem solving process and deduct strategic improvement actions from recurring problems.

Key requirements:


  • Typically three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a relevant role;
  • Profound understanding of Continuous Improvement as well as education and change management experience;
  • Good understanding of basic concepts and procedures in own discipline and basic knowledge in related disciplines and continues to acquire higher level knowledge and skills;
  • Greenbelt certification required and Blackbelt is an asset;
  • Excellent English communication skills, advanced both written and spoken.

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.




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