PaperWorks Industries’ Kitchener location is a major 24/7 printing/packaging facility employing over 500 people. They have been a client of Kathbern since 2005 and Kathbern has successfully completed multiple searches for them as the company has grown. In this instance, PaperWorks needed a Continuous Improvement Specialist with a strong knowledge of LEAN manufacturing principles and excellent communication skills in order to further the implementation of LEAN throughout the facility.
Kathbern was already working with PaperWorks on the search for another position and suggested that these additional criteria for the Continuous Improvement Specialist be added to the ongoing search.
A number of candidates with appropriate manufacturing experience were identified, the major challenge being finding people who had sufficient LEAN experience in a large manufacturing facility. After Kathbern’s screening process, a number of interviews were organized for the PaperWorks team.
After a full interviewing process by PaperWorks, one individual was identified as meeting all of the requirements. An offer was prepared, presented by Kathbern and after acceptance by the candidate, reference reporting was conducted and successfully completed.