Industrial Engineer
Janesville, WI

About $54,000 - $75,000 a year

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Engineering Supervisor, the Industrial Engineer measures and establishes labor standards and reviews and adjusts these standards to be used in engineering and project estimate planning.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop production standards; performs time studies using conventional stopwatch techniques, or through the use of pre-determined time systems.
  • Measure variances to standards, identify out of control variances, investigate reasons, suggest solutions, install and follow up.
  • Conduct cost comparison studies; analyze work force utilization, facility layout, and operational data such as production costs, production routing procedures, and production schedules, to determine efficient utilization of workers and equipment.
  • Test, observe, and visually inspect tooling used in the production process to determine and establish standard data for production processes.
  • Recommend methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing work flow, relocating work stations and equipment, and purchase of equipment.
  • Confer with management and engineering staff to implement plans and recommendations.
  • Analyze and evaluate tooling problems and standard rate disputes in the production area.
  • Participate in the initial phases of new products lines to assist in the design for cost-effective manufacturing.
  • Keep informed on new technology trends.
  • Recommend new developments that would improve production and/or quality and reduce manufacturing costs.
  • Process all necessary documentation and maintain records of studies and recommendations for improvements.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Computer literate, including spreadsheets, Solid Works, main frame systems and AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and time study techniques
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001 and quality system processes and requirements
  • Mechanical ability and in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes, including current manufacturing techniques, such as kanban, five Ss, QRM, Six Sigma
  • Ability to document new and existing processes and implement standard operating procedures
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to interact and influence others in a positive manner
  • Strong communication skills and interactive capabilities
  • Mechanical, mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize
  • Willing and able to make decisions when required
  • Knowledge of statistics, with analytical and problem solving abilities
Minimum Education and Experience:
  • Four-year degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Industrial Technology.
  • Knowledge of Kaizan, SPC, and lean manufacturing principals with the ability to achieve a Green/black belt certification in Six Sigma