Director of Engineering
Requisition Id: 60201
Business Unit: LTL
Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48105
Logistics done differently.
At XPO Logistics, we know that constantly evaluating and improving our systems and processes keeps us at the top of our industry. As the Director of Engineering (Operations and Lean), you will provide leadership to site engineering, champion and facilitate Lean methodology, and advance site and specialty unit technology. You will provide guidance to the site Industrial Engineers by creating work principles, setting up an assortment of lean staffing and effectiveness examinations, recognizing cost reserve funds openings and directing different investigations as required.
Pay, benefits and more.
We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.
What you'll do on a typical day:
Contract, train and develop Industrial Engineering staff and provide the expertise expected to support a diverse group of engineering professionals
Provide technical support and direction to the Industrial Engineers
Direct the progressing advancement of work guidelines, process stream graphs, and sets of responsibilities for existing operations
Direct the documentation of procedures, systems and job descriptions to facilitate operational start-ups, providing on-site support as required; analyze on-going expenses giving correlations with earlier cost and price estimates
Identify ongoing facility design requirements based on activity levels, product flow and transportation methods, building layouts and power requirements
Direct engineering professionals in all aspects of areas of responsibility
What you need to succeed at XPO:
At a minimum, you'll need:
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering
10 years of engineering leadership experience
Lean methodology experience
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Experience directing root cause analysis activities, and supporting process development and documentation
Domestic travel of up to 40%
It'd be great if you also have:
Ability to identify and specify the use of automation where justified
Ability to execute continuous improvement and Lean strategies by translating business objectives into actionable projects and shares best practices throughout the organization
Ability to partner with each department and facility to streamline, improve and sustain processes with a primary focus on safety, quality, delivery, and cost
10 years of engineering leadership experience in a distribution or warehousing environment
Be part of something big.
XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oral, Toyota and many others. We're the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we're just getting started.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit