Continuous Improvement Engineer



Are you a hands-on Engineering professional who has earned the reputation of being a change agent? Do you possess the ability to analyze data and implement continuous improvement processes that have created significant value across an organization? Are you looking for a position that will afford you the opportunity to be in an environment where you can truly see the impact of your efforts?


If you answered yes to these questions, we should talk!


We are adding a Continuous Improvement Engineer to the team! This is a brand new position that has been created to support our Curries brand (an ASSA ABLOY company). This will be an on-site role based in Mason City, Iowa.


ASSA ABLOY is a global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to helping our customer’s needs for security, safety and convenience.


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What would you do as our Continuous Improvement Engineer?

You will improve manufacturing and production processes. Foster a safety culture and the implementation of safety policies and training to eliminate work related injuries. Lead Kaizen events and continuous improvement projects through cross-functional team facilitation and project management. Use Lean manufacturing tools (i.e. Value Stream Mapping, Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, Gemba walks and Root Cause problem solving) to identify and develop solutions that drive operational improvement.


You would also:

  • Collect production data, analyze outputs and determine corrective courses of action to help standardize manufacturing best practices.
  • Champion and promote efficiency and safety by helping to reduce waste and improvements to promote safety, quality and efficiency.
  • Facilitate operational improvement programs in order to create a culture of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing.
  • Determine the best options for process improvement tactics and monitor output under new practices.
  • Train and mentor employees on new manufacturing practices through onsite training events.
  • Perform special assignments and projects as assigned.
  • Maintain a safe and harmonious working environment holding self and others accountable to OSHA and ASSA ABLOY standards.
  • Assure compliance with federal, state, local and corporate policies, regulations, AADG programs and policies and the ASSA ABLOY Code of Conduct.



The Skills and Experience you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or a related field preferred
  • 5+ years of experience leading/facilitating Kaizen events and/or a kay participant in large plant Lean transformation initiatives
  • Multi-site operations and metal fabrication a plus
  • Certified Six Sigma Black or Green Belt and Project Management certification a plus
  • Experience with Value Stream Mapping and Root Cause Analysis
  • Professional communication skills and proven leadership capabilities
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint


What we offer

We are passionate about providing amazing opportunities and benefits, so you can continue and progress a lifelong career with us – here’s what we have to offer:

  • Learning and career development opportunities, whether it’s online learning, management training or enhancing your skills.
  • A competitive salary and incentive schemes.
  • Variety of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Flexible Spending, discount portal, recognition and well-being programs … to name just a few!


We review applications regularly, so don’t wait

We are building diverse, inclusive teams, and encourage applications from everyone who can see themselves working with us.

To make sure your personal data is safe, we don’t look at any applications sent by email or post.

If you have any questions about the role or the process, email Stephanie Mandato, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, at


Let’s create a safer and more open world - together!


AADG, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veteran




We are the ASSA ABLOY Group
Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 52,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.


As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.


As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

Mason City, IA, US, 50401

Engineering & Science
Travel Required: 0%-10%

Nearest Major Market: Mason City