Students Build Career Profile Continuous Improvement Specialist AKA: Quality Control Manager Food badges: Health, Safety and Environment Holland Code: Organize The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement. Helmut Schmidt 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. Swipe Potential Salary Range $57,000 - 78,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan 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. Workplace Indoor 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. 100all 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 Practical Applied Arts Science Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Improvement Safety Production Manufacturing Processing Important Skills Detail-Oriented 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. Artboard 32@5x 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. interpersonal-man-people-communication-Relation Interpersonal 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. Patience 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. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Continuous Learning Working With A Team Working in a Large Business Problem Solving Similar Careers Food Production Supervisor Food Service Manager Agriculture & Food Inspector Helpful Links YouTube: Meet Laura - Continuous Improvement Engineer YouTube: Why Continuous Improvement - Reasons Why You Have to Start Now Laws of Lean snapAG- Food Safety snapAG- Robotics in Agriculture Career Glossary Consistency Procedures References Job Description of a Continuous Improvement Specialist. (2020). Continuous Improvement Manager Job Description. (2020). Quality Control Technician - Chemical Processing in Canada. (2020). Continuous Improvement Specialist. (No Date). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.