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Senior Industrial Engineer in Joliet, IL at DSC Logistics

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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Job Description

Position Overview

The Senior Industrial Engineer is responsible for ensuring Regional or Customer Specific Logistics Centers operate proficiently on a day-to-day basis and continually reduce year-over-year costs. Consistent, high-level, low cost service is a critical DSC Logistics deliverable in every location. This position will focus on best practice adherence, service level enhancements, tools utilization, operating environment optimization, and tactical analysis work. The chosen candidate will frequently present and update DSC management and our customers on improvement projects geared towards reducing annual spend.

Given DSC’s dynamic environment this will require a structured and creative approach to problem solving and the ability to effectively partner with Logistics Center management, Customers, Corporate Engineering, and forklift operators alike to reduce variable labor costs. Ability to drive and sustain change in a positive manner is paramount. This position will report to the Senior Manager of Industrial Engineering.

Key Job Responsibilities

Operations Optimization

Lead the design and implementation of process improvements that will reduce or eliminate costs from the customer’s supply chain by focusing on safety, service, accuracy, and performance
Utilize Lean techniques and tools to remove waste across the supply chain
Defend integrity of implemented methods and solutions
Provide technical background regarding solution creation process (}>(internal/external)
Evaluate new technology alternatives as potential solutions to existing problems
Create ROIs to justify new cost reducing initiatives
Drive structured use of all tools and information within Logistics Centers
Validate and update labor standards
Proficient in statistical analysis processes and understands how and when to apply them based on the situation and specific needs
Identifies opportunities and implements improvements within value added service areas of Logistics Centers

Relationship Management

Collaborate with Logistics Center management and/or other departments to ensure well thought out solutions are implemented and sustained
Cultivate vendor relationships to ensure low cost/high value to DSC and customer
Integrate subject matter knowledge within industry, relevant related disciplines, program/process design principles, and business strategies to reach goals
Undertake additional responsibilities and respond to situations as they arise without supervision

Project Management

Prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects of moderate to high complexity with minimal oversite
Able to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines
Support corporate improvement initiatives by ensuring flawless initial execution and sustained adoption
Effectively manage transitions from project to project
Develop and lead employees on project work, to help clients and Logistics Center management achieve sustainable results


Work with Logistics Center management to develop a true team approach that leads to world class performance and enhances worker satisfaction
Act as liaison between engineering department and Logistics Center management
Partner with Logistics Center management to drive consistent leader standard work across shifts and buildings
Use win-win approach to resolve differing views
Conduct employee observations and coaching sessions
Lead changes and improvements by doing
Delegate responsibility and empower associates to make decisions
Train Logistics Center management and forklift operators on all aspects of labor management program
Champion innovative and radically different approaches to ensure DSC remains a low-cost leader in the market

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience required
5+ years of leading tactical and strategic engineering projects within distribution environments
Experience working with and/or implementing labor management programs that generated sustainable variable labor savings
Strong leadership skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Solid prioritization skills to ensure high quality and quantity of work output



Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office/distribution environment.

Travel to Logistics Centers located across the US. Up to 50% travel, Mon-Thurs. only.