Industrial Engineer

Engineering United States Winder, Georgia Salem, Virginia Denton, Texas Ogden, Utah Romeoville, Illinois


Description

The Industrial Engineer is responsible for developing and implementing optimal, cost-effective distribution processes and methods in accordance with product and customer specifications and quality standards. Responsible for recommending and implementing improvements to production processes, methods and controls and coordinating distribution launch for new and revised products.  Responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the warehouse engineered standards.

What You Will Be Doing: 

Maintain and advance ReaderLink’s productivity and management focus for warehouse systems.

  • Develop engineered labor standards and maintain through formal follow-up.
  • Assist the DC analyst and labor planners in integrating labor planning throughout each facility.
  • Conduct coaching sessions with associates to increase productivity.
  • Facilitate process brainstorming and roundtable sessions with associates and management to identify continuous improvement opportunities worth testing and implementing.
  • Be on the warehouse floor 75% of the time. That is where the action is, and we need our engineer engaging associates and managers in process improvements.

Facility Planning, Capacity and Optimization:

  • Master all processes, systems and technology currently deployed in the facility.
  • Identify opportunities to optimize existing processes, systems and technology through data analysis and engineering investigation. Develop broad business and technical cost justification for new technology.
  • Develop an understanding of future business opportunities and develop recommendations for flexible processing to enable efficient growth.
  • Maintain accurate drawings of all facilities in AutoCAD and Microsoft Visio programs.
  • Analyze space needs and demands on consistent basis. Publish weekly reports.
  • Assist DC Managers with capacity planning.

Special Projects:

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures and process flow charts for all departments.
  • Analyze and provide recommendations labor “insourcing” strategy.
  • Improve slotting process in DCs.
  • Create optimization opportunities across the operation.
  • Create a “Visual Factory” through development of 6S.
  • Develop distribution center network strategies to minimize costs.

What You Will Need: 
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering or similar degree.
  • Experience in time study, warehouse management systems, quality/continuous improvement initiatives, and distribution safety practices experienced.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Visio) and AutoCAD.
  • Blue Yonder experience a plus.
  • SQL/Data experience.
  • Experience with simulation software and lean principles.
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance required.
  • Travel requirements for this position are up to 30% at times.
  • Analytical – the ability to be self-sufficient in analyzing and understanding complex DC based data and synthesizing this data to identify opportunities or solve open business questions.
  • Problem solving – the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.
  • Interpersonal skills – the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Oral Communication – the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Written Communication – the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and can read and interpret written information.
  • Quality Control – the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Planning/Organizing – the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
  • Adaptability – the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability – the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve.
  • Self-directing - Individual should be prepared to seize opportunities on his/her own with minimal direction.
  • Interpersonal skills – the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas, and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Oral Communication – the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Written Communication – the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and can read and interpret written information.
  • Effective communicator with the ability to partner with the operations management team to influence positive continuous change in ReaderLink’s supply chain.
  • Must be able to use the principles of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting.
  • Critical-thinking skills – the individual creates new systems to solve problems related to waste and inefficiency. Solving these problems requires logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weakness of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to the problems.
  • Problem solving – the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.

ReaderLink is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

ReaderLink is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.