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Continuous Improvement Engineer
9 days ago
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Join Coffee Island team

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Location: Patra, Greece


We are leaders in the coffee sector operating successfully in 8 countries with a chain network of more than 460 coffee shops. We are real explorers and invest heavily in knowledge and innovation, as they are the driving forces behind our success. Our vision is to establish ourselves as international leaders and pioneers in the coffee world.

The Role

As a Continuous Improvement Engineer you will be a critical member of the Plant Management Team. Working collaboratively across all functions you will be responsible for leading the continuous improvement of site systems and processes through the use of up-to-date tools (e.g. Lean Six Sigma) and techniques with the goal to improve manufacturing efficiency and quality, and reduce costs.

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cultivate a proactive, rather than reactive, mindset across all functions by implementing proactive maintenance programs, such as predictive maintenance programs, maintenance scheduling, root cause analysis, improvement through lean techniques, and other best practices.
  • Optimize cost through effective budget planning and management. Identify and implement cost-saving ideas for facility maintenance.
  • Ensure optimal utilization of equipment and overall factory infrastructure. Ensure production lines are mechanically capable of meeting standard operating rates and reliability and work towards improving uptime and reliability for all lines. Identify and develop ways to improve equipment designs or department procedures to maximize asset availability and utilization.
  • Manage contractors ensuring compliance and high quality of service.
  • Support Technical team regarding the maintenance all production equipment throughout the facility.
  • Direct the efficient maintenance and improvement, installation, and safe operation of equipment in compliance with company, state policies, procedures, and regulations. Actively promote a culture of health and safety towards a zero accidents goal.
  • Work with the rest of the plant team to establish operating metrics (KPIs) in order to understand current state and identify main losses and areas of improvemen
  • Ensure proper use and continuous updating of the maintenance management system (CMMS). Monitor maintenance and production KPI’s and generate reports for measurement, comparison, and evaluation of continuous improvement.
  • Guide the maintenance team in implementing a coherent maintenance and reliability strategy aimed at ensuring technical availability of equipment, maximizing productivity, minimizing risks and extending the life of equipment by reducing the number of breakdowns.

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • University Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. Master’s degree will be considered an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (both in Greek and English language)
  • Advanced PC knowledge (especially MS Office), experience in utilizing a CMMS will be considered an advantage
  • Problem identification, solution skills and self-motivation to continuously develop in the areas of Manufacturing
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
  • Analytical thinking and organization skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Team management skills
  • Completed military obligations (for male candidates) 


  • Career opportunities
  • Continuous training and development plan
  • Additional benefits and private medical insurance
  • Modern working environment full of challenges 

All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality. After the screening of the CVs, we will contact the candidates who meet the profile’s requirements to arrange an interview.


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