CI Manager – Field
Operations Management


Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, GATX Corporation (NYSE:GATX) strives to be recognized as the finest railcar leasing company worldwide. Our competitive advantage is our full-service leasing business model, including a world-class railcar maintenance network. One of 8 maintenance facilities across North America, our Moose Jaw Service Center, provides a full array of services, including repairing, qualifying, painting, cleaning, and blasting railcars. The key to our long-term growth and success is attracting and retaining top talent.


The CI Manager will lead Continuous Improvement (CI) efforts at GATX’s railcar repair facility in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. This role will serve as a site CI Champion and will play a key role in applying problem solving discipline and Lean methods to GATX operations in order to improve the Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC) components. The individual must be passionate about process transformation, operations management, strategy and data driven problem solving.


  • Be the champion for Daily Visual Management (DVM) in the facility in the context of GATX’s “SQDC” management framework. Support/coach/lead DVM efforts across all work centers and all levels within the facility and ensure deep understanding and full adoption of SQDC
  • Lead Kaizen/Blitz activities to drive change with sustainable results
    • Analyze data, identify and scope improvement opportunities
    • Acquire cross functional involvement
    • Develop ownership for results
    • Responsible for establishing baseline and tracking/reporting realized improvement
    • Ensure improvements are sustained
  • Lead projects supporting strategic initiatives for the facility, as identified through goal deployment
    • 5S implementation and sustainment through audits
    • Development and implementation of site-specific and network-wide Standard Work Instructions (SWIs)
    • Support facility capital projects
  • Educate in the pursuit of creating a problem-solving culture in order to achieve goals within the Operations organization:
    • Plan and conduct problem-solving sessions and workshops
    • Facilitate and empower teams to engage in local problem-solving
    • Teach others to lead their own Kaizen events, and initiate rapid change at all levels within the facility


  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, business or other relevant discipline is required
  • 5 years’ experience in an analytical role or facility management, preferably in Maintenance, Repair, Operations (MRO) or heavy industrial environment
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher certification is preferred
  • Proven experience influencing and persuading without having direct authority
  • Project Management certification and experience is a plus.
  • Interpersonal savvy in change management and conflict resolution
  • Analytical skills
  • Coaching
  • Influencing and persuading without having direct authority
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Travel requirements vary with assignments, 5-10% of the time across North America


GATX embraces diversity, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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