The Automation Engineer will be a key member of the Wayfair Industrial Engineering team. Identify and implement “Best Practices” and “Best Methods”, support tracking of key performance indicators & initiate process improvements throughout the operation. Update and design building layouts, ensure drawings are up to date. Create new layouts (new and existing facilities) to fit conveyors/shelving/work stations and partner with operations team to implement setup of buildings. Develop and revise (as needed) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for each functional operation while ensuring SOP’s are updated and adhered to on a consistent basis. Support the development of RFP’s as needed, perform ROI Analysis and Procurement for various supply chain solutions including hardware, software, & supporting technology.
- Provides engineering support for process development and improvement initiatives to reinforce the goal of Operational Excellence
- Manage and lead implementation of material handling systems that enable capacity and productivity improvements
- Space planning and layout design proficiency (AutoCad)
- Knowledge of Material Handling Equipment (conveyors, sortation, robotics)
- Provides change management guidance, assists with process and equipment validation including but not limited to development, training, documentation and reporting
- Generates and assesses metrics for dissemination of trends that affect service quality and customer reviews through the use of statistics and quality engineering tools
- Knowledge of data mining techniques (SQL)
- Assists a team with the building and development of a network Labor Management System
- Return on Investment / Operational audits
- Practices safe work procedures, and follows all safety rules at all times
- Travel required: 20 - 30%
- Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Industrial Engineering or related field
- 4+ years of experience and or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- This individual should be detail oriented, with strong analytical and organizational skills, who is also highly results oriented and proactive.
- Knowledge of Labor Management Systems
- A good technical background Warehouse Management Systems and Microsoft Office is required to be successful in this role.
- Equally important to your success is the ability to effectively communicate with business partners both local and remote; having excellent communication skills; the ability to handle multiple competing priorities; and a strong customer focus.
- Excellent time management and multitasking skills are required
- Ability to identify critical paths and execute (these may change weekly)
- Involvement with senior management both internally and externally
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