This Continuous Improvement Engineer will predominately support Continuous Improvement efforts for a prominent Retail Company from a warehousing and distribution perspective. This engineer will have the exciting opportunity to support a growing retail account with new facility start-ups as the business expands.
Using knowledge of engineering methodologies, tools, and data analysis, this position will interface with employee at all levels and various functions across the business and within a facility.
CI experience within a distribution center or warehouse facility is required. (Transportation experience is a plus but not required). Due to the start-up nature of this position, moderate-to-high travel can be expected.
DC and Crossdock Design experience is preferred
Conveyor System experience is a plus
Industrial Engineering degree preferred
Extensive working knowledge of AutoCAD
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Bachelors Degree or minimum of 4 years relevant work experience
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering preferred
Four (4) years or more minimum experience in the Distribution, Warehousing and/or Manufacturing, Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics industry
Four (4) years or more minimum experience in the Distribution, Warehousing, Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics industry preferred
Lean: Functional Experience with: Creating Cell Designs, Managing Material Flow, Design Plan for Every Part Systems (PFEP), Setting up/operation of Kanban, Supermarket Systems, Pull Systems, Lean Mfg Systems, Developing and most important managing to: Leader Standard Work, Visual Management Systems and Management Accountability Systems, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), Kaizen Facilitation
Warehousing Engineering: Functional Experience with: Product Slotting, Distribution Center MHE, Studying Labor Standards (time studies), Distribution Layouts and optimization of flow, Warehouse Metrics, Headcount rationalization and forecasting, Data Profiling
MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD, Warehouse Management System (WMS), and Inventory Analyst tools, MS Visio, Mapping analysis tools and/or Simulation (advanced level) preferred
Transportation Design: Extensive knowledge of Dedicated Services and Managed Transportation Networks. Required knowledge of all available equipment types such as; dry van, temperature control, flat bed, other specialized equipment. Transportation Design Tools ie; JDA, Appian, Network Design Tools ie; Llamasoft, Transportation Management Systems ie; JDA, OTM, Mapping Software ie; Tableau (advanced level)
Lean, TPS, QMS preferred
American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS) and/or Supply Chain Logistics Certification preferred
Collects data and performs statistical analysis. Maps and documents processes. Independently identifies process gaps; recommends and implements process improvement. Works on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Develop a thorough, effective, and timely continuous improvement plan to address the top business needs at Ryder sites (transformation plan development and execution). Drive process improvement activities to achieve dramatic improvement in the key business metrics of safety, quality, delivery, cost, and employee development
Develop advanced competency in wide range of engineering methods, Lean tools, and quality standards and coaches employees in the use and implementation of CI, Quality Assurance, & Lean principles. Applies engineering methodologies/tools such as product slotting, studying labor standards (time studies), layouts and optimization of flow, data profiling and analysis, and resource modeling to improve distribution and/or transportation operations. Provide regular reports of data and actions to measure progress against the site objectives. Makes Inventory and/or Supply Chain strategy recommendations
Effective facilitation and execution Value Stream Maps & Kaizen Events through all stages (A3 charter ideation / creation, pre-work identification and completion, delivery of results in Kaizen week, regular follow up and follow through on sustainment). Independently identifies process gaps, recommends and implements process improvement. Coach process owners on how to use engineering methods to achieve operational excellence
Completes event planning, perform pre-work, facilitates teams and supports events (includes; start-ups, expansion & closure). Follow-up on events and audit compliance to lean plans to prevent backsliding. Supports continuous improvement deployment using fundamentals of lean (standard work, visual management, continuous flow) Completes CI projects that lead to improved business results. Assesses CI initiatives and provides input and recommendations on future activities
Design, implement, monitor and maintain the QMS based on established company and/or industry standards. Implement and monitor a standardized corrective action system. Support regulatory compliance and certification requirements. Perform all functions related to Quality Assurance for a start-up or expansion
Performs other duties as assigned
Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.