GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The Industrial Engineer will lead efforts to develop and improve processes, manage vendor bid process for Material Handling Equipment, work with operations to implement projects to increase productivity, provide guidance and expertise in areas including ergonomics, training curves and associate safety. This position will also assist with special projects. Application of lean manufacturing and six sigma concepts will assist with process and productivity improvements. Oversee and manage technical aspects of the annual capital expenses and also assist with ongoing maintenance and repair process across the network of distribution centers in the US and Canada.
ESSENTIAL ACTIVIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify, recommend and implement changes to optimize processes for safety, quality and productivity
Utilize process improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma and Kaizens and to identify areas of opportunity and make recommendation to maximize efficiency.
Responsible for compiling total cost and benefit of proposed capital projects including evaluation of effect on labor, equipment, space, fill rates, accuracy and other metrics.
Assist with special projects to include ROI analysis, DC expansion, new DC startups, and network optimization.
Teach, coach and train to enhance operational execution and efficiency.
Analyze network optimization, inventory management and allocation, materials flow, capacity utilization, and improve product slotting, efficiencies and cost effectiveness.
Identify and develop tools and resources to capture Operational and Transportation KPI’s.
Validate and ensure that labor and operational processes minimize cost and maximize efficiency.
Develop, review and/or adjust SOP’s to ensure maximum efficiency.
Someone with 1-3 years’ experience with Labor Management rollout and standards development (closer to the 3 year mark)
Someone with strong personal skills that can communicate effectively and confidently
Someone with process improvement/workstation layout experience
Bachelor’s Degree (BA / BS / BFA) or equivalent
Expertise with multi-variable engineered standards and lean/six sigma is preferred.
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint