The Process Engineer works with business leaders to select projects and productivity process improvements that align with business goals and strategies. Uses analytical methods and tools to
understand, predict, improve and/or control logistics operations and processes.
MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)
- Responsible for data management, analyzing performance, identifying problems, and developing recommendations that support logistics management.
- Clarifies and resolves complex business issues.
- Manages data through data mining, data modeling, data analysis, cost/benefit analysis, process mapping and/or problem analysis.
- Performs research and benchmarking on industry best practices related to warehousing and transportation.
- Systematically interacts with process owners and users to obtain feedback and to verify performance.
- Manages the optimization of resources and processes in compliance with company policies/procedures.
- Writes SOPs and training documents to establish standard work and develops initial documents for new processes and systems.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
- College Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience preferred.
- 8+ years of directly applicable experience in a similar position.
- Advanced skills in software applications such as Access and Visio preferred.
- Knowledge of Six Sigma or other process improvement methods and Lean Logistics required.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)
- Requires excellent project and people management skills and a strong understanding of logistics.
- Ability to motivate associates using effective interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.
- Must be a self-starter, detail oriented and able to manage vendor/business relationships.
- Excellent organizational skills are necessary.
- Proficient in MS Office Suite including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Word.
- Independent decision-making, resolution skills and strong problem identification skills.
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)
Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.
Although the associate primarily works in an office environment, while performing the duties of this job, the associate can be exposed to an industrial warehouse environment. The associate may work near moving mechanical machinery and/or vehicles and the noise level in the work environment can be loud.
Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.
A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.
Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.