Continuous Improvement Engineer


Position Description: Triple Point Energy is seeking a full-time Continuous Improvement Engineer based in our Portland, OR office and will include some travel. This position is responsible for delivering continuous improvement consulting services through coaching, facilitating workshops, and providing technical analysis services to industrial facilities. Our goal is to reduce our customers’ energy intensity by 5%. 

Key duties and skills required for this position include:

Statistical Analysis: Our service includes quantifying the energy savings that our customers achieve through statistical analysis.  The candidate should have experience gathering, manipulating, and analyzing data (using statistical techniques such as regression analysis) with tools such as Excel, JMP, Minitab, etc.

Continuous Improvement Coaching: The candidate should have experience applying the fundamentals of continuous improvement including Lean and Six Sigma within industrial facilities.  This includes coaching and leading senior management and plant staff on the most appropriate continuous improvement methods, approaches, and tools, to help their facility reduce energy consumption and improve other business objectives.

Industrial Engineering: Our core service is helping industrial facilities reduce energy consumption, while improving other business objectives (safety, quality, and productivity). The candidate should have strong technical understanding of improving industrial processes and systems such as: compressed air, fans and blowers, pumps, process heating and cooling, etc.

 Project and Client Management: The candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of continuous improvement plans to multiple facilities concurrently, while meeting the schedule and budget associated with those projects. This will require strong organizational and communication (oral, written, and e-mail) skills.

Leadership Communication and Organization: Our services include communication with hourly employees to senior management in settings that range from one-on-one meetings to large audiences. Activities range from engaging senior management, to leading employee engagement and Kaizen events, to facilitating workshops. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organization skills.

Education and Experience: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and significant experience in statistical analysis, industrial continuous improvement, and/or energy efficiency. This position includes safely traveling to and working in large industrial facilities in industrial environments, and around industrial equipment. A valid driver’s license is required as well as the ability to work safely.

Triple Point Energy Culture: Triple Point is seeking candidates that have already demonstrated a commitment to integrity, respect, quality – and personal continuous improvement.

Compensation: We offer a competitive base salary, benefits, and negotiable relocation costs.  Please provide salary requirements in your response.

Our Hiring Process: Selected candidates will go through a process that includes a statistical analysis exercise, a work related exercise (such as document review and editing), a minimum of two interviews, and reference checks.

Please provide a resume that outlines the specific experience relative to the position you are applying for and salary requirements to Please note – responses containing salary requirements will be given priority.

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