Continuous Improvement Leader


Mason, Ohio, United States

Motivated to grow with a stable organization? Cincinnati Fan is a leading manufacturer of industrial fans for OEMs and industrial applications. Superior products, excellent service, and on-time delivery have been the core belief of Cincinnati Fan since its founding in 1956. Our unique manufacturing systems allow us to quickly and affordably customize. We have over 170 sales engineers in 56 offices throughout the United States and Canada providing knowledgeable, experienced and local support.


Our new hires enjoy a variety of benefits including professional development opportunities, competitive compensation, and opportunities for career advancement. We are rapidly growing organically and through acquisitions, as part of SPX Corporation (SPXC). With its people-centric culture, SPX prides itself on attracting top talent to the industry.




The primary responsibilities of this position are the development and execution of continuous improvement strategies, methodologies, and results-oriented programs for the Engineered Air Movement (EAM) business within the Cooling Division.

This position will be accountable for developing a culture of engagement and continuous improvement aimed at improving manufacturing cost productivity through the elimination of waste, reduction of variation, and optimizing our business value delivery process.  This will be accomplished through the engagement of cross-functional and cross-segment teams, and by utilizing lean and six sigma methodologies in project execution.


The purpose of this position is to lead a wide range of teams with the objective of maximizing productivity, minimizing cost and reducing lead time throughout the entire value delivery cycle.  The incumbent is responsible for managing a variety of projects across the EAM business while assuming a level of ‘personal accountability’ for the outcome.  Key responsibilities include leading cross-functional teams, developing project charters, and executing project plans, as well as tracking and reporting progress.  This position will also develop and lead training in Lean Methodologies.  Key criteria include technical skills, sound industrial engineering and business judgment, strong communication skills and a proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.  This position will require solid evaluation skills, creativity and originality in identifying and executing improvements to the value delivery cycle.




  • Target breakthrough improvement opportunities by applying data-driven, process problem solving and Pareto analysis techniques
  • Deploy Lean Manufacturing Methodologies including Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Kaizen, 5S, and Visual Management
  • Improve manufacturing and transactional procedures, develop new processes/work standards, create process documentation as well as perform capacity, efficiency and shop floor design analysis (time studies, line balancing, factory layout, works prep, production routing and material planning)
  • Identify key individuals for team membership and secure their availability
  • Prepare detailed plans to track project performance and assure timely completion and achievement of quality and savings goals
  • Apply Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques to define, measure, analyze, improve, and control project processes
  • Report on project progress to appropriate leadership levels on a regular basis
  • Identify barriers to project success and solicit assistance as needed
  • Meet objectives set forth per individual project charter thereby improving business profitability
  • Document lessons learned and share best practices with other Continuous Improvement Leaders
  • Prepare and provide training to the organization on Lean and Six Sigma skills




  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Industrial Engineering preferred)
  • 5+ years of continuous improvement experience and program leadership
  • 3+ years of Manufacturing Management experience preferred
  • Cross-Functional leadership experience preferred




  • Lean certification or equivalent training
  • Advanced Lean knowledge and the ability to mentor at all levels to impart knowledge and develop a self-sustaining, continuous improvement culture
  • High energy with strong sense of urgency
  • Change Agent
  • Ability to exercise influence without authority
  • Strong statistical knowledge and the ability to apply statistics to product and process improvement projects
  • Objective, open-minded, "out-of-the-box" thinker
  • Proven track record of continuous improvement implementation
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills at all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of SAP and production systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Access, Excel, Power Point and Word


Thank you for your interest in our company.




SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.


At SPX , what’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.