The Industrial Engineer is responsible for helping complex distribution center design efforts. Responsibilities include the design of new company warehouses to meet scope, timeline, budget and customer requirements. Design package may include facility layouts, material handling equipment designs, storage media designs, process designs, slotting and pick path analyses, warehouse management systems and warehouse controls system requirement definitions, capacity plans with noted constraints, warehouse utilization studies, and labor models and staffing plans.
- Lead development of data driven designs by analyzing client order, SKU, and storage data
- Lead system design simulation for new DC and the current one
- Help the design team engineers on the creation new DC layouts: including storage rack, conveyor, automation, and other material handling solutions for facilities
- Conducts gap analysis and ensures issues are resolved
- Identifies risks and mitigation plans to reduce OHL exposure and risk on project; communicates such to superiors
- Evaluate and make recommendations for process improvements.
- Process design, receipt and put away methodologies, pick area media types and methodology, and slotting and sequencing
- Keep abreast of the latest technology in warehousing and evaluate for applications.
- Help to execute continuous improvement projects
- Ensures designs are supported with data and calculations
- Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors and customers
- Supports business development by assisting in pursuits of new business and providing operational expertise and systems knowledge
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experience in the analysis of industrial processes, process and material flow, and human factors interaction;
- Ability to evaluate multiple concepts, through empirical and projective analysis;
- Strong communication and presentation skills to summarize and present recommendations and concepts for management approval;
- Formal training in IE concepts that require critical thinking to solve complex logistics issues;
- Strong communication, documentation, problem solving and leadership/management skills;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications in the development of analytical tools for scenario evaluation
- Proficiency with design programs to create complex work flows that include material and personnel movement and interaction to include touch points and error opportunity assessment;
- Must be an independent worker, who is flexible and adaptable
- Generally requires 3-5 years of experience in Industrial Engineer in a distribution or manufacturing environment
Bachelor’s Degree required. An emphasis in Industrial Engineering, Logistics or Supply Chain Management is highly preferred.