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Date:  Apr 17, 2021
Job Req ID:  858

Title:  Manufacturing Reliability (Continuous Improvement) Site Resource


As a Manufacturing Reliability (Continuous Improvement) Site Resource, you’ll take a new angle on what otherwise might be ordinary.  You play a key role on the Kellogg manufacturing team by driving overall plant initiatives to improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and delivering cost savings through building capability in KWS (Kellogg Work Systems) methodologies, systems, and tools.


Based in one of our progressive manufacturing facilities, you’ll be helping in the creation of continuous process improvement initiatives that engage the teams, while focusing on leadership, safety, quality and overall methods and performance. Take your career further with a company who cares about your success. We are committed to continue shaping the future of our industry. We look forward to forging new paths and inspire new thinking, because we believe in helping people, striving for a better, brighter future.


Here is what we are made of.  Our Omaha plant has been cooking up Corn Pops and Mini Wheats cereal using ingredients from field to bowl for over 70 years. And, we get it all done with a can-do attitude and willingness to get the job done.



  • Tools for Success - Deploy KWS strategic methodologies, systems, and tools, such as Autonomous Maintenance, Reliability Maintenance, Problem Solving, Process Mapping, etc. to deliver site OEE and cost savings goals
  • Drive Change - Enable capability for others to function within the KWS environment, while driving and supporting cost ideations and diagnostics, along with tracking and communicating projects for visibility between other plant functions and teams. You will also support the operations of the plant through occasional frontline leadership activities; managing a team of hourly production workers in executing the strategies you have been deploying.
  • Continuous Improvement - Integrate system health and project monitoring into current KWS structure to ensure sustainability of improvements
  • Strategize to Win - Ongoing collaboration with hourly personnel and supervisors to identify and troubleshoot chronic and sporadic losses through data analysis
  • Impact Results - Utilize KWS systems and tools to deliver a reduction in minor stops and breakdowns
  • Empower Efficiency - Build capability in the Reliability Maintenance COE (Center of Excellence) team to effectively plan, schedule, and execute work; installing and sustaining the Breakdown Elimination and equipment classification systems
  • Take a New Angle - Develop and execute training for operations, leadership and plant associates on KWS methodologies, systems and tools
  • Empower Teams - Support plant implementation of AM and RM by coaching supervisors/managers to ensure their capability to lead work teams





  • High School Diploma/GED and commensurate experience professionally supporting/implementing Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing and / or Six Sigma principles
  • Proven experience leading continuous improvement projects (Lean, TPM, Six Sigma, KWS, IWS, HPO)
  • Experience executing key Continuous Improvement activities such as: Conducting a value stream analyses process, creating and implementing standard work
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams across all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

Bonus Points

  • Supervisory Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering or technical or business field
  • Demonstrated ability to plan work and manage priorities
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity


It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on the links below: 






The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link.


If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please reach out to USA.Recruitment@kellogg.com



Kellogg Recruitment

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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