Industrial Engineer – DC Site Support
The Kroger Company 7,561 reviews - Memphis, TN

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Plan the utilization of facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel to improve efficiency of operations.

Essential Job Functions:
Establishes work measurement, collects and analyzes work samples to develop standards for labor utilization.
Analyzes work force utilization, facility layout, and operation data, such as production costs, production flow charts, and production schedules, to determine efficient utilization of workers and equipment.
Recommends methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities by utilizing lean process methods.
Confers with management and engineering staff to implement plans and recommendations.
Corrects or builds labor standards using approved and trained for systems.
Training for local management in proper use of labor management system as well as observations and accountability.
Maintains labor management system using auditing, repair and add information and needed, generate reports to local management.
Prepares cost analysis for proposed changes in the DC.
Directs and participates in special projects, as required, including least best DC areas.
Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; completes performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Some of the Competencies/Skills required to successfully perform this position are:
Building Strategic Working Relationships - Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
Building Trust - Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization.
Communication - Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message
Customer Focus - Making customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships.
Inclusion – Appreciating and leveraging the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Working effectively with individuals of diverse style, ability, and motivation for a direct effect on business results.
Safety Awareness - Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety standards.
Technical/Professional Knowledge, Compliance and Skills – Achieving a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position and/or related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise. Ensures associates and location comply with laws and regulation applicable to the company.
Results Oriented – Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment: using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goal attainment: tenaciously working to meet or exceed those goals while deriving satisfaction from the process of goal achievement and continuous improvement.
Adaptability – Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Minimum Position Qualifications:
College Degree in industrial engineering or related field from four-year College or university and two to five years related experience and/ or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to work weekends or nights on an occasional basis when work requires.
Ability to travel on a regular basis.
Commitment to providing Customer service that makes both internal and external Customers feel welcome, important, and appreciated.
Ability to preserve confidentiality of information.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects.
Familiarity with industrial engineering terms and processes.
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Access.
Ability and willingness to continue education, as necessary.
Desired Previous Job Experience
Degree in Engineering preferred
2-4 years of labor standards development
Training in Lean/Six Sigma

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