Distribution Center Industrial Engineer

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November 17, 2020
Stockton, CA
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The DC Industrial Engineer is responsible for their DC’s labor management program including continuous process improvement efforts designed to improve productivity and lower operating cost. This role will provide the expertise and leadership in project management to maximize our total performance and operating capability of each functional group in their DC. This person is responsible for insuring DC is DC management is trained and is following best methods. They will support their DC in project management related to best practices, technology applications, material handling systems, facility planning, labor management systems and procedures to ensure that business and project objectives are achieved.

Primary Duties:

  • Maintain the Labor management & Engineered Standards Program for their DC, this includes the following:
    • Develops standards for new operations.
    • Monitors the accuracy of the installed standards on a continuous basis; conduct follow-up studies to verify standards.
    • Identifies improvements in methods, procedures, equipment, or workflow which increase output or quality.
    • Collects the data necessary to update the current standards to reflect any changes to an operation.
    • Holds meetings with supervisors and employees to present changes in procedures, equipment, and/or standards.
    • Updates the Labor Management System of changes to existing standards or the introduction of new standards.
    • Maintains complete records of all-time studies or other data used to change standards.
    • Updates existing documentation to reflect changes in procedures, equipment, or standards.
  • Drives process standardization and improvements “inside the four walls” of their distribution center to ensure the success in meeting its objectives
  • Provide project management leadership and is responsible for the development of our labor management systems / projects
  • Work with local DC management in the discovery of inefficiencies in day to day operations and challenges while drawing support for change across the network.
  • Leads the solution development, cost benefit analysis and implementation of distribution improvement opportunities in their DC.
  • Supports business development by assisting in developing solutions to support the pursuit of new business through providing operational expertise and systems knowledge.
  • Researches and maintains knowledge of emerging industry practice

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree required in Industrial Engineering, operations analysis, logistics, supply chain or related field from accredited institution.
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience as an industrial engineer, operations/business analyst or consultant.
  • Experience using MOST to develop Engineered Standards is required and knowledge of Labor Pro is a plus.
  • Proven skills in management of projects and cross functional teams
  • Prior supervisory/leadership experience preferred.
  • Must be able to travel up to 10%
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Distribution center or fulfillment experience required
  • Knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) required, knowledge of Highjump is a plus.
  • Knowledge of warehouse design, material handling equipment and storage media technologies, pick methodology, work measurement, labor management, slotting, and warehouse value added services (i.e., kitting and customer labeling)

Essential Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to break a problem or opportunity down into sub-components; identify root causes and drivers; use creative thinking skills in developing alternative solutions.
  • Strong communication skills; develop and articulate (written and verbal) data/process analysis, and alternative solutions. Ability to lead others to a consensus and influence change. Capable of collecting, assimilating, and validating relevant business/operating information.
  • Comfortable working in a team environment, displays a customer-focused approach, seeks continuous improvement in serving internal and external customers.
  • Knowledge of velocity, inventory, and cube analysis
  • Candidate will leverage a continuous improvement mindset and experience with Lean/Six Sigma tools to help improve supply chain efficiencies.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manual
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

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