Industrial EngineerAdvance Stores Company, Inc - Kutztown, PA
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER: SUPPLY CHAIN
SUMMARY This position leads the development and maintenance of an accurate and effective Work Measurement System and ensures effective productivity measurements are established for identified functions through time studies and frequency studies conducted in the Distribution Center. Leads in the design, evaluation, training, and revision of all work methods, workflow, productivity, job functions, physical layout and equipment. Establishes and maintains Best Methods for all job functions. Assists in the development of Distribution Center and capital budgets. Works effectively with external resources (consultants and contractors) to ensure collaborative partnerships to meet business requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES Other duties may be assigned.
Lead the evaluation and subsequent revision of all work methods and workflow for all functions to ensure they are ergonomically correct
Lead the training of management and hourly workforce on productivity and work methods
Lead and perform the analysis, recommendation, and implementation of enhancements to existing work methods flows and processes to increase throughput
Lead the efforts to develop and design Distribution Center and office area layouts
Lead the collection of data to assist in the development of Distribution Center and capital budgets
Lead the analysis and cost justification on all capital project requests
Lead the design, selection and installation of material handling equipment incorporated into existing, new and expanded distribution centers
Lead the research of technological advances in material handling systems to develop cost-effective improvements to operating methods and procedures to support purchase recommendations
Accountable for maintaining budget on all projects and ensuring the company is obtaining the most cost effective price
Lead Industrial Engineering activities and direct clerical staff as needed
Implement TM incentive program using engineered standards as directed by SC team
Develop daily manpower planning tool for various DC processes to better utilize labor
Constantly evaluate product flow, staging areas, storage space and fulfillment methods for improvement opportunities
Proactively monitor SKU velocity and other sales events to properly slot SKUs for efficient Fulfillment
Periodically evaluate opportunities for SKU consolidations and re-warehousing for efficient storage and Fulfillment
Proactively set up new SKUs to facilitate smooth flow of inventory into the DC
Promptly process and address exceptions
Equipment operation - pallet jack, forklift, order picker, reach truck, etc.
Interface with DC and Line management on issues and opportunities
With the direction of SC support team, identify and implement distribution and storage process improvements that increase capacity, reduce cost and improve accuracy.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and or ability required:
Highly developed problem solving and prioritization skills that will be demonstrated by the successful and timely completion of assignments
Ability to drive projects and accept accountability for project progress and quality
Demonstrate ability to perform analyses and identify solutions to resolve specific business needs
Must be a self-starter and work independently
Detail oriented with good math and statistical skills
Good verbal and written skills to communicate with TMs and all levels of management
Works with management and supervision in the evaluation and development of processes
Strong interpersonal skills
Assist with resolving difficulties and in developing new methods and procedures
Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others
Flexible to work on various shifts as needed
Bilingual Team Members (particularly Spanish-speaking), may be strongly desired based upon work location.
EDUCATION AND OR EXPERIENCE Undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and three to five years directly related work experience with the following:
Experience with work measurement methodologies and tools with an emphasis on TIME STUDY expertise required
Experience in projects related to process design, work measurement, productivity improvement, cost reduction and project implementation required
Experience managing and directing the efforts of Industrial Engineers in a labor standards environment required
Experience in best methods development
Experience in the development of a management observation program
Experience in the development of an accountability program
Experience with productivity tracking, data collection systems
Experience with Standard Data and Predetermined Time Systems Experience performing cost analysis for project justification
Strong ability to gather, analyze and interpret information and develop, recommend and implement solutions while maintaining budget.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS None
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate information to: peers, managers, and corporate leadership.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry and statistics.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must demonstrate business acumen in understanding and applying corporate goals, strategies and initiatives.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
14 days 10 hours ago
applyIndustrial Engineer Advance Stores Company, Inc - Kutztown, PA, United States
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. Following the closing of the General Parts International, Inc. acquisition, Advance operates 5,297 company-operated stores, 105 Worldpac branches, and services approximately 1,400 independently owned Carquest branded stores in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs over 71,000 Team Members.
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