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Logistics Engineer

at Knorr-Bremse North America

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Status: Full-Time/Regular
Job Reference #: 306612

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Tracking Code
14815
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

This person is responsible for managing and optimizing material flow throughout the Acuña operations. Must be capable of collaborating with cross-functional teams and department leaders to address concerns and issues that affect material flow, production efficiency, continuous improvement, shipping process optimization, etc. The Logistics Engineer will also have exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and management skills, demonstrating the ability to be an innovator and change agent.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Manages the flow of material from suppliers to production for all 3 plants of the Acuña site.
  2. Partners with Materials and Operations to develop and implement solutions for optimizing material presentation to maximize flow through the plant and line productivity.
  3. Drives implementation of standard containerization throughout all operations.
  4. Researches and Benchmarks best practices in industry related to logistics and material flow (receiving – warehousing – shipping).
  5. Oversees onsite third party logistics personnel and facilitates transportation projects and changes implemented via third party logistics provider for the Acuña site.
  6. Drives operations to ensure safety, quality, delivery, productivity, and budget goals are achieved.
  7. Evaluates logistics constraints and implements Lean Manufacturing techniques to improve capacities.
  8. Works closely with Manufacturing Engineering to define and implement cost-effective continuous improvement projects.
  9. Promotes and drives the organization’s vision and utilization of Knorr Production System (Lean Manufacturing) methodologies.
  10. Optimize warehousing Capabilities in Raw Material and shipping warehouses.
  11. Optimize materials flow from warehouse to production to shipping areas.
  12. Uses problem solving methods and innovation to drive continuous improvement.
  13. Understands and adhere to current health, safety, and environmental policies (ISO14001). Is empowered to identify, stop, and communicate or escalate appropriate action in regards to safety, health, and environmental concerns.
  14. Understands current quality policies and procedures (IATF 16949). Is empowered to identify, stop, and communicate or escalate appropriate action in regards to product quality.
  15. Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires a Bachelor degree in engineering or similar field.

Requires at least five years of experience working in Logistics in a Lean Manufacturing environment.

Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques with emphasis on Standardized Work, Continuous Improvement, 5S, and JIT principles is required.

Green or Black Belt Certification preferred.

Must have the ability to multitask.

Demonstrated ability to maintain courteous, cooperative relations when interacting with other personnel and the public.

Demonstrated analytical ability necessary to perform calculations, interpret data, diagnose problems with equipment, and solve problems is required.

Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills are required – English and Spanish

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required. Prior experience using SAP is preferred.

Demonstrated experience in motivating and leading people, driving a positive work environment.

Must be able to follow instructions, safety rules and regulations.

Possible weekend work required.

Required Skills

Requires a Bachelor degree in engineering or similar field.

Requires at least five years of experience working in Logistics in a Lean Manufacturing environment.

Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques with emphasis on Standardized Work, Continuous Improvement, 5S, and JIT principles is required.

Green or Black Belt Certification preferred.

Must have the ability to multitask.

Demonstrated ability to maintain courteous, cooperative relations when interacting with other personnel and the public.

Demonstrated analytical ability necessary to perform calculations, interpret data, diagnose problems with equipment, and solve problems is required.

Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills are required – English and Spanish

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required. Prior experience using SAP is preferred.

Demonstrated experience in motivating and leading people, driving a positive work environment.

Must be able to follow instructions, safety rules and regulations.

Required Experience

Requires at least five years of experience working in Logistics in a Lean Manufacturing environment.

Job Location
Acuna/Del Rio, Texas, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular