Industrial Engineer



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USD75000.00-100000.00 per year

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Los Angeles, CA - Metro - (USA) 15821 Ventura Blvd Suite 148 CA Encino , CA 91436

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Job Description

In this role, you will be part of the leadership team supporting our rapidly evolving supply chain division of Transamerican Auto Parts, based in the largest Distribution Center located in Compton, CA. This role will be responsible for the application of approved industrial engineering principles and practices across the TAP Distribution Center network, currently six DCs. You will partner with all DC leaders to improve operating performance, reduce waste, and promote cost reductions and a high level of efficiency. This position will lead LEAN process improvements along with implementing sustainable processes and metrics across the DC network. Activities include ownership and oversight of: parts distribution methods, equipment management, facility layout, material handling, manpower efficiency, and material utilization.

* Partners with Engineering and DC Leadership to establish strategic road-map for engineering technical project improvements across the DC network

* Effectively manage and communicate updates for key milestones and goals for technical project improvements

* Establish technical processes across the DC network, by partnering with leadership and hourly team members including; LEAN, Six Sigma and 6S

* Perform work measurement/time studies to establish standards and efficient methods across DC network

* Develop analyze and define performance measurement (productivity) metrics and methodology

* Create productivity and performance metrics through data mining, data modeling, data analysis, cost/benefit analysis, process mapping and/or problem analysis.

* Resolve complex business issues by breaking them down into meaningful components to determine root cause.

* Performs research and benchmarking on industry best practices related to warehousing and transportation

* Develops distribution center cost controls and standard operating procedures

* Develops office and warehouse methods for machines, tools and equipment, processes and procedures, distribution layout, material handling, and work flow

* Develops, tracks, and implements Kaizen events in coordination with DC Management

* Provides on-the-job training or guidance to all levels of the warehouse


* Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering or similar field

* 5+ years' experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment

* Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office

* Excellent project management skills

* Proven ability to lead change management and establish engineering principles across multiple sites

* Strong understanding of systems, processes, operations, transportation and order management

* Ability to motivate team members using effective interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills across multiple sites and remotely

* Adjusts communication style by articulating technical concepts to non-technical groups

* Independent decision-making, resolution skills and strong problem identification skills with a working knowledge of warehousing and transportation fundamentals

* Strong working knowledge of LEAN and other process improvement methods preferred

* Writes, speaks and presents clearly across a variety of settings

* Ability to relocate to other TAP/Polaris facilities based on business need

Distribution Center Environment

Up to 50% travel required: California, Colorado, Idaho, Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida