Industrial Engineer

Engineering Birmingham, Alabama





Industrial Engineer Opportunity


About Us:

Autocar, at the forefront of transforming the vocational truck industry, is seeking an innovative Industrial Engineering Intern to join our dynamic team. As a privately owned company, we thrive on an owner mindset—committed to creating value, finding efficiencies, and standing arm in arm with our team until the job is done.


Your Mission:

Join us in revolutionizing the production environment for severe-duty class 8 trucks. As an industrial engineer, your mission is to seamlessly introduce new products and options into manufacturing. Apply your expertise in lean manufacturing practices, 5S, visual management, and continuous to enhance efficiency, quality, and safety.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop work instructions, tooling, and processes for efficient implementation of new products and options.
  • Execute development plans to launch new options and products, focusing on manufacturing efficiency and cost control.
  • Apply Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing principles in collaboration with plant leadership.
  • Conduct/participate in Kaizen events and implement improvements.
  • Represent the plant safety team and contribute to a culture of safety.
  • Collaborate with design teams to provide guidance for design for manufacturing.
  • Coordinate with offsite contract engineers for process models and assembly instructions.
  • Manage facilities and tooling development, ensuring readiness for new product launches.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in manufacturing, preferably in automotive or heavy truck assembly.
  • Proficiency in Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, 5S, and visual management.
  • Thorough understanding of time study/line balancing.
  • Strong work ethic, detail-oriented, and a willingness to learn.


  • Proficient in MS Office; experience with Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks Composer, and NX Unigraphics is a plus.
  • Effective communicator across all levels of the organization.


Competencies for Success:

  • Design thinking and creativity.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Technical proficiency and continuous learning.
  • Adaptability in a fast-paced environment.
  • Dependability and commitment to goals.
  • Innovative thinking and resourcefulness.


What We Offer:

Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, 401K and short- and long-term disability. Join us and be part of our passionate team committed to improving the lives of drivers who rely on our custom-engineered trucks.


Where You’ll Work:

This role is located onsite at our Birmingham, AL facility.


If you’re ready to be a driving force in the future of vocational trucks, apply now and join us in this exciting journey at Autocar! #AlwaysUp