Industrial Engineer
Mars - South Carolina

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Position Title:
Industrial Engineer

Reports To:
Manufacturing Support


Location: Orangeburg, SC


Engineering, Manufacturing

Level of Role

Individual Contributor

Number of Reports

0 direct; 0-3 indirect

Purpose of Role


To measure the operational performance of the site and the cost impact


To drive operational excellence and Lean initiatives across the site


To enable operations to optimize resource (assets/associates/expenses) utilization by establishing current performance.


Identify opportunities and lead their development and implementation with engineering


Be the change agent for the Site and challenge the Plant Manger/Site staff team to development a CI culture


To help the Site execute with excellence


Act as a spokesperson for the site with respect to new business activities

Principal Accountabilities

Applies LEAN manufacturing approach, tools, and techniques to all industrial engineering activity.

Lead Kaizen events as need across all value streams.

Conducts and co-ordinates studies and analysis to identify and quantify opportunities or shortfalls in value stream operational and/or direct cost financial performance.

Collects, analyzes, and reports Key Performance Indictors at value stream, facility, and enterprise level, creating and leading KPI based action plans for performance improvement.

Provide analysis and data on bottleneck capacity analysis for each process function for evaluation of potential capacity constraints.

Conducts and co-ordinates studies and analysis to identify and quantify process and product quality and/or capacity constraints and opportunities to increase throughput.

Member of value stream management teams designed to involve associates at all levels in improving operational effectiveness.

Provide analytical support and resources to perform studies that verify the effectiveness of solutions implemented by the team.

Evaluate and recommend information system needs for accumulating operational data and performing routine analysis. Interface with other groups to insure that operational needs are addressed on a priority basis. Assure that the results can be easily understood and communicated to line associates and management on a timely basis.

Utilize mathematical and/or statistical modeling techniques to identify problems and develop solutions.

Perform a key role in the team process of setting performance standards by:

Leading labor standard development and Non Quality Cost standards review and approval process within Operations in consultation with Service & Finance.

Personal and Functional Development:
Stay abreast of technical state-of-the-art both within and outside Mars, Incorporated.

Maintain and expand knowledge of computer applications broad enough in scope to facilitate utilization of current technology in achieving the primary focus of Industrial Engineering.

Critical Mars Leadership Capabilities


Delivers Consistent Results


Creates Collaborative Relationships

Key Supporting Competencies


Critical Thinking Skills


Excellent Communication Skills, both verbal and written


Problem Solving


Conflict Management




Integrity and Trust


Dealing with Ambiguity


Minimum Qualifications

Degree in Industrial Engineering or Engineering (other degrees will be considered with relevant experience)

Minimum of 3-5 years experience in an engineering/manufacturing/operational role

As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars Petcare US offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.

If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.

We value a diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, gender and age. Mars Petcare US is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Primary Location

NA-USA-South Carolina

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