Industrial Engineer Posted Dec 07
Smalley Steel Ring Company, Lake Zurich, IL
Smalley Steel Ring Company is the market leader in the industrial retaining ring and wave/compression spring manufacturing business. Our ingenuity, dedicated associates, engineering expertise, and technical ability are driving our success, holding over 50 years of manufacturing experience supplying the aerospace, automotive, and other industrial markets. We take pride in ourselves, the quality of our innovative products, our focus on continuous improvement, and the service of excellence that we provide to our loyal customers. Our Industrial Engineering team is committed to continuous improvement within manufacturing and distribution. The group utilizes work measurement systems to improve overall organizational effectiveness.

We currently have an opening on this team for an Industrial Engineer. The IE will be responsible for supporting the foundation for Continuous Improvement. The engineer will analyze and interpret data through multiple systems in order to identify and prioritize process improvement projects. The Industrial Engineer will work within cross-functional teams on projects across all of manufacturing and distribution. He/she will utilize lean and six sigma methodologies when applicable, to help lead improvement efforts across the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

Make use of process improvement techniques, such as Work Measurement, Lean Six Sigma, 5S, Kaizen, and other Lean Manufacturing tools to support Continuous Improvement
Develop work standards and improve processes using time study or other standard process evaluation tools
Be responsible for helping to maintain process standards or other documents, develop and implementing measuring systems, capacity planning and scheduling systems
Provide supportive data for staff planning and line balancing
Evaluate existing manufacturing processes, layouts, operation methods, machines and man-hours utilized to determine excessive cost items to effect cost reductions
Develop methods and operating data for various types of new equipment, and assist with training and recommend ways and means of correcting and resolving problems
Implement Manufacturing Execution Systems
Develop, maintain, and update Key Process Indicators

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or related area of study required
Minimum of 5 years of Industrial Engineering experience
Strong understanding of cost analysis, work simplification and value stream analysis
Proven experience within work measurement and capacity planning
MS Office Suite, with advanced Excel skills
AutoCAD and IBM Cognos experience a plus
Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis

Smalley offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401(k) savings plan with company match; profit sharing, health, dental, vision. Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD; supplemental life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and 10 company paid holidays.

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