The Logistics Industrial Engineer is responsible for supporting productivity improvement activity at the existing facilities in a 3PL environment. This will include areas of operation in auditing facility process’ and procedures, material flow and layouts, developing and implementing work procedures, method analysis and maintaining the validity of job standards. A significant area of responsibility is supporting Business Development with Request for Proposals, collaborating with the team to develop innovative solutions for prospective clients. This position will also support time studies, layout evaluations, and dock capacity analysis for existing operations as well as future proposal opportunities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Industrial Engineer performs the following tasks:
Time Studies to support headcount requirements for existing and future programs.
Responsible for special projects to include dock capacity evaluations, material flow analysis, root cause analysis for inventory control issues ….etc.
Evaluation of space utilization compared to the original contract agreements.
Evaluation and analysis of contract requirements compared to the actual (including headcount, equipment, handling and space requirements.
Training of facility personnel (Inventory Control and Cycle Counters) for inventory control and material handling requirements.
Perform Time Studies in order to support piece price billing alternatives.
Lead and Support Problem Solving Teams within the facilities.
Maintain a working knowledge of Industry Standards and new technology for continuous improvement of our work environment.
Develop and in depth understanding on the Warehouse Management System capabilities.
Validate safe working practices at each facility on an ongoing basis.
Participate in Request for Proposal response activities to include the following:
Assist with understanding scope and customer expectations
Developing transition timelines
Participate in customer presentations
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Strong working knowledge of Warehouse Management System functionality
Good computer skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Office
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering required
Master’s degree preferred
3-5 years’ experience required
Experience with lean or other continuous improvement tools required.
Experience in a 3rd party logistics company a must.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
South Carolina Driver’s License or equivalent
Ability to read and interpret documents, including protocols, standard operating procedures, purchase orders and requisitions. Ability to communicate in writing to management.
Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments
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. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. No physical exertion is required and individual is required to sit for long periods of time.
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. The performance of this position is conducted in usual office working conditions, at a desk in a climate controlled office.
Disclaimer: This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.