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Industrial Engineeer

Store:   Sylmar - Corporate Office Map


Title: Industrial Engineer
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Description

Position Overview
Utilize industrial engineering (IE) technologies and methodologies to evaluate current processes, equipment and systems to determine areas of improvement that will enhance the customer shopping experience, product quality and freshness while eliminating inefficiencies. Provide leadership and collaborate with key stakeholders and business partners to design, develop, test and deploy innovative, cost effective and efficient processes. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.
General Duties and Responsibilities
• Lead and participate in the identification, prioritization, implementation, and control of cost reduction and process improvement initiatives using Industrial Engineering methodologies and processes
• Identify innovative approaches to company-wide store issues that create opportunities for breakthrough process improvements that positively impact the customer shopping experience, safety, product freshness and food safety.
• Provide statistical analysis reports evaluating the efficiency of current processes, procedures, equipment and associates
• Develop scope and charter definitions for projects
• Conduct feasibility studies of varied projects to determine the worth of an investment and provide justification for capital appropriations
• Evaluate vendor and supplier proposals for new equipment purchases to ensure increased efficiency and evaluate the equipment’s contribution to cost saving measures
• Serve as a liaison to Retail Operations peers, other department leaders and executive leadership
• Provide IE support to stores lagging in attainment rates including methods and procedural issues, store profile audits, task requirements, and other areas
• Travel to retail locations and offices to support process improvement initiatives and improve efficiencies by reducing waste of time, money, materials, energy and other resources
• Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
• Responsible for directing the implementation of engineered labor standards working with the Operations team to facilitate labor modeling to ensure customer service and standards are represented
• Note: this role would be critical in updating and revising labor standards based on implementing new processes and technologies to adjust standards and required hours to realize benefits of those enhancements. For example, Self-checkout, Tri-belts, and improvements in store level processes. This individual could also support standard updates for RPI and VWT
Knowledge and Skills
• Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or a closely related field
• 5+ years progressive industrial engineer project experience in a complex, integrated retail network
• Broad background in industrial engineering technology, application and project management
• Ability to effectively communicate and influence all levels of the organization
• Ability to work well within project teams
• Strong mathematical and analytical skills
• Effective planning, negotiating, decision-making, problem-solving, and organizing skills
• Able to utilize all work measurement tools available (i.e. MTM, MOST, Time Study, Analysis)
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to earn Lean/Six Sigma belt certification within one year


  • Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering (or related field) required
  • Experience in retail operations, includes stores and Distribution Centers
  • Experience with Workforce Management Software – Logile, preferred
  • Experience in Grocery Industry

Required Experience

  • Physical Demands
  • Some travel, up to 30%
  • Combination of working within the stores and corporate office
  • Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • This is an Exempt Level Position; Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm; schedule based on business necessity varying to include nights, weekends, early morning etc. when required and coordinated through the reporting supervisor.

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