Sr. Industrial Engineer

Location: Hagerstown, MD

Key Highlights:

Exciting opportunity for a Senior Process Improvement Specialist at a new location!

Experience with automated conveyor systems required
Join a 1 million square foot facility
Salary range: $90,000 - $100,000

Emerging complexities in automation technologies and product mix require enhancements to our slotting process. This new location serves a new client with a high volume and diverse range of products.

Join one of the largest and most well-known companies in Logistics, Transportation, Fleet Maintenance, and Supply Chain Services worldwide!

When Fortune 500 companies and startups need efficient supply chain solutions, they turn to our team of industry-leading logistics experts. Working with us means more than just contributing to renowned brands. We offer diverse experiences and growth opportunities within a Fortune 500 company.

Here are some of the benefits we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits available within 30 days
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with company match
  • Discounted employee stock purchase options
  • Quality employee discounts on tools, cars, appliances, travel, and more
  • Paid time off for all major holidays and within the first year of employment
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave

Summary:
As a Senior Process Improvement Specialist, you will foster a culture of continuous improvement across the entire business unit. You will actively promote and facilitate the use of various improvement methodologies to support new and existing operations. This position involves utilizing lean techniques, root cause analysis, waste reduction, and taking swift action. You will collaborate with employees of all levels and functions within the organization. Your role will specifically support the VP of Operations within the designated Business Unit/Vertical and report to the CI Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate and execute Value Stream Maps & Kaizen Events throughout all stages, from ideation to sustainment. Identify process gaps, recommend improvements, and ensure their implementation. Manage lean transformation activities and projects for a large customer account or multiple accounts. Coach process owners on engineering and Lean methods for operational excellence.

  • Collect and analyze data, map and document processes. Independently identify process gaps, recommend improvements, and implement them. Tackle complex problems and evaluate identifiable factors. Develop thorough and timely continuous improvement plans to address the most critical business needs. Drive significant improvements in safety, quality, delivery, cost, and employee development.

  • Develop expertise in engineering methods, Lean tools, and quality standards. Train and guide employees on CI, Quality Assurance, and Lean principles. Apply company methodologies and engineering tools to optimize distribution and transportation operations. Provide regular progress reports and make recommendations for Inventory and Supply Chain strategies.

  • Plan, prepare, and support Lean events, including start-ups, expansions, and closures. Follow up on events and ensure compliance with lean plans. Support continuous improvement deployment using lean fundamentals. Complete improvement projects that lead to enhanced business outcomes. Assess CI initiatives and provide input and recommendations for future activities. May assist or lead Lean Assessments.

  • Design, implement, monitor, and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) based on company and industry standards. Establish and monitor a corrective action system. Support regulatory compliance and certification requirements. Carry out Quality Assurance functions for start-ups or expansions.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Perform other assigned duties as needed.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Lean expertise: Creating Cell Designs, Managing Material Flow, Designing Plan for Every Part Systems (PFEP), Operating Kanban and Supermarket Systems, Implementing Pull Systems and Lean Manufacturing Systems, Developing and managing Leader Standard Work, Visual Management Systems, and Management Accountability Systems, Applying Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), Facilitating Kaizens

  • Warehouse Engineering skills: Product Slotting, Distribution Center Material Handling Equipment, Studying Labor Standards, Optimizing Distribution Layouts and Flow, Utilizing Warehouse Metrics, Rationalizing Headcount and Forecasting, Profiling Data

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering preferred. Alternatively, equivalent work experience of at least 6 years.

  • Preferred Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering

  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in the Distribution, Warehousing, Manufacturing, Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics industries

  • Skills in Lean, TPS, and QMS

  • Preferred certifications from American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS), Supply Chain Logistics Certification, and Lean Certification

Travel:
On-site position in Hagerstown, MD

DOT Regulated:
No

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