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Material Industrial Engineer

  • Location
    • Spring Hill, Tennessee
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


The Role:

Engineer will ensure overall plant Lean Material Strategies including material flow, material routings, storage space requirements, mobile equipment, layout development, container development, storage areas, kitting, small lot strategy, sequence planning, PFEP, etc. Work is of a technical nature focused on complex manufacturing processes that involves understanding the assembly environment. Key Deliverables will be to develop and execute all phases of Lean Material Systems to create the most efficient, leanest designs for the entire GM Enterprise. This individual will work with all levels of a cross functional team to drive CIP, support steady state improvements, and drive established best practices into the Assembly plant. Significant use of independent judgment is required. Involves training others and extensive work in cross-functional team environment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Standardize material flow and material handling processes and measure plant compliance
  • Standardize Internal Benchmarks for material flow and material handling processes
  • Calculate headcount opportunity-based plant and regional gaps to IBM
  • Institutionalize best practices and measure plant and regional compliance 
  • Route Planning, Dock Strategies, Material Flow,
  • Support the Manufacturing Launch team at the plant and Program Team
  • Develop and apply Lean Material Strategies (LMS) to design standards
  • Drive & execute common standards, processes, and lean designs.
  • Integrate Lean Manufacturing and GM-Global Manufacturing System (GMS) principles
  • Support PFMEA process
  • Drive problem solving issues for throughput and quality issues
  • Support BIQ objectives
  • Analyze existing operations and propose continuous improvements(CI)
  • Optimize floor space, materials, personnel, and equipment
  • Monitor adherence to recommended safety procedures and ergonomic guidelines
  • Facilities design, layout, and processes that reduce cost/ achieve operational efficiencies.

What Gives You a Competitive Edge (Qualifications):

  • Excellent level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and difficult projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results
  • High level of analytical ability & problem solving where problems are unusual and difficult
  • Proficient with Autocad, Factory cad or equivalent, MS-Office tools (Excel, Access, Project, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of work measurement/work standards, ergonomic principles, material optimization, and facility layout strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Knowledge of supply chain process
  • Ability to present findings to all levels of the organization.
  • Previous Industrial engineering experience
  • Material Handling experience
  • Industrial Engineering Experience
  • Launch experience


College degree with major in industrial engineering OR equivalent training or experience

This job may be eligible for relocation benefits


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