Continuous Improvement Engineer - I

Date: Aug 29, 2023

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.


Our Opportunity

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Continuous Improvement Engineer - I to join our team. The ideal candidate will, in conjunction with the Management Team, provides strategic leadership in the identification, development, implementation, and monitoring of activities that drive continuous improvement and operations excellence.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities

  • Partners with management team to optimize the operation’s processes, and to ensure linkage to the company's financial goals.
  • Under direction of GM, coordination + implementation & follow-up yokoten of continuous improvement projects to improve effectiveness, quality, delivery, ergonomics and cost relative to all aspects of manufacturing including material handling, space utilization & overall production system.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports on data from all production-area continuous improvement activities.
  • Researches systems and processes and identifies and develops analysis and recommendations to implement tools, processes, and infrastructures to achieve best practices and optimize efficiencies.
  • Participates in and/or leads various teams (IMPACT, PIT, TQIT, Special Project, etc.) to integrate and/or reach consensus on processes.
  • Communicates with management, engineering, and other CI professionals to ensure that best practices are shared across the organization.


Your Background

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology or a related discipline, plus 0 - 2 years of Industrial Engineering or related manufacturing experience.

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 13854

Location: Paris Plant 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur