Operations Research Engineer
Austin, TX

About $120,000 - $160,000 a year

Company Overview

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

The Role

Dematic has an exciting need for an operations research engineer on our Dematic team in Austin, TX. In the Operations Research team, we design, optimize and implement intelligent software forwarehouses, as well as apply data scienec knowledge to our product.

In the Operations Research team, we design, optimize and implement intelligent software for warehouses, as well as apply data science knowledge to our product and process.

Key responsibilities include:
Sales Cycle:
Provide technical support to sales
Understand, analyze, model and document existing operations/requirements
Data parsing, processing and profiling
Write project proposals for distribution center operations detailing recommended solutions
Justify financial investment in proposed solutions
Present analysis findings to internal team and customer

Analysis/Design Cycle:
Process design for supply chain applications in warehouse environments
Develop/Design simulation models in Java/Python/Automod programming language
Develop and test optimization algorithms for proposed solutions
Develop and test enhanced/optimized solutions for existing processes

Product/Project Development Cycle:
Discuss project and algorithm design requirements with internal team and customer
Implement and test algorithms to production software
Provide technical support to developers during and after implementation cycle

R&D Cycle:
Create data input
Model current process/product
Design future process/product
Model future process/product
Understand the companies’ current product/process offering
Track the current process or product limitations and propose improvement plans
Document the current process and the proposed process
Communicate with stakeholders for R&D goals
Lead/Perform work on R&D effort, which include but not limited to:
Present findings to big group audience
Travel to customer sites and other offices nationwide (possibly international) depending on phase of project (Travel <25%)

What We Are Looking For

0-1 years of experience in supply chain, industrial engineering, or optimization related field, with master’s degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, or equivalent field; OR,
0-1 years of experience in supply chain, industrial engineering, or optimization related field, with bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Math, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, other Engineering majors or equivalent field

Preferred Skills:
Data science and machine learning/statistical approach
Data parsing and manipulation
Simulation modeling
Mathematical optimization (algorithm development) of processes and systems
Inferential statistical analysis skills
Linear and non-linear regression modeling
ROI (Return On Investment) analysis skills
Risk analysis skills