Continuous Improvement Specialist

AKA: Quality Control Manager


The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.

Helmut Schmidt
Continuous Improvement Specialist

In A Nutshell

I am responsible for finding ways to improve the quality and consistency of our company’s products.

I frequently check products to make sure they’re high quality, and make sure employees also know how to find quality issues.

I decide if there are better systems we can use to keep our product’s quality up.


Potential Salary Range

$57,000 - 78,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Saskwatchewan SK

I love how much variation there is in my workplace. Some days I’m in the office writing reports to present solutions to management; other days, I’m on the floor in a production setting trying to find places that could use improvement.   



Job Requirements & Duties

  • Analyze the production process using the principals of improved efficiency
  • Review designs and systems to find improvements
  • Train and educate employees about new strategies to improve production
  • Provide support to the employees and workers to help with the transition to new processes
  • Recommend new machinery or procedures to management that would help with production
  • Write reports that document the old and new ways of doing things and the value of both 

Education & Training

  • A university degree in manufacturing engineering, technology, or management, or a related field, plus several years of experience in a production setting is required for this job.

Job Outlook

    The demand for this job is considered to be fair, meaning that while there is demand for it, there will likely be some competition between other potential employees.  

Related School Subjects

Ed. Prof. et Tech.
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Improvement Safety Production Manufacturing Processing

Important Skills

Detail-Oriented icon


In my job, it’s all about the details. I need to notice imperfections that no one else sees, and find potential solutions that no one else would think of. 

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Problem Solving

Every day, I’m presented with different challenges and animal health concerns. It’s my job to help figure out potential solutions to these problems.



I spend a lot of time working with managers to make decisions, as well as coaching employees on how to use new ideas. This role involves convincing people to change how they do things, so it takes strong “people skills” to move things along. 


When I see a flaw in a system, it’s important for me to work through the proper steps to make improvements. Sometimes it’s slow getting people on board, but it’s important that I’m patient and don’t get frustrated by the process.


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Continuous Learning
Working With A Team
Working in a Large Business
Problem Solving