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Engineering Specialist I-V

Independence, Kentucky
Engineering Supply Chain & Logistics Transportation Services Warehouse & Distribution


Job Description

Requisition ID: 25736-318645
Auto req ID: 184797BR
Position Type: Full Time
Employee Type: Professional

Job Summary

Advises, plans, develops, and designs District engineering/operational plans to optimize efficiencies in business objectives. Leverages operational knowledge of various facilities, their specific engineering processes, and working knowledge of operational systems. Collaborates with Managers to monitor adherence to plans, determine root cause of deficiencies, develop and assist management in implementation of action and support compliance and training efforts that they identify in the District.

Essential Functions

•Acts as a change agent throughout the District in order to influence and steer management decisions to ensure alignment and optimization of engineering and operational plans
•Identifies facility inefficiencies through root cause analysis by conducting facility visit observations and leveraging operational knowledge for solutions to deliver on-site assistance for improvements
•Advises and facilitates team knowledge and optimal application of dock operational systems (such as Vision, Sortation Systems – ISS & ISSC) and identifies and solves for corrective actions
•Creates Network Alignment Plans
•Determines Capacity Planning to ensure full use of facilities
•Prepares Volume Projections for short term/future/long range
•Oversees District Changes (spin offs, expansions, relocations)
•Forecasts labor and project manning needs for current/future
•Evaluates Hub/Linehaul cut times to determine if they are meeting requirements
•Develops Labor Standards to minimize labor hours as needed
•Produces monthly operational plans to determine required resources needed with special focus on Peak planning
•Responsible for goal/budget setting (productivity, service and cost) to turn cost inefficiencies into cost savings
•Provides material handling project recommendations, including financial analysis, to justify facility expansions
•Constructs contingency plans for potential abnormal events
•Acts as a subject-matter expert on all operational/system/technology processes and upgrades
•Identifies possible gaps in adherence to SQI metrics as it pertains to scanning, pickup, delivery, loss, and damage
•Trains management on operational processes and procedures

Minimum Education

• Bachelor’s degree in Transportation, Logistics, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math required.
OR
• An equivalency of four (4) additional years’ experience in the areas below + minimum required experience with a high school diploma/GED or unrelated Bachelor’s degree. Experience in the following areas include:
o The transportation industry in a a relevant operations management role
OR
o Industrial Engineering experience in any field

Minimum Experience

• No Industrial Engineering Experience with relevant degree required
OR
• 1 year Area/Sort/P&D Manager experience required

Required Skills, Abilities and / or Licensure

•Software skills, including use of Microsoft Office software and web-based applications.
•Working knowledge of Business Objects.
•Verbal and written communication skills necessary to explain complex and/or confidential information.
•Presentation skills necessary to facilitate training and/or deliver informational sessions to groups and/or individuals.
•Time management and organizational skills necessary to manage multiple projects, appropriately prioritize workload, plan for resources to meet deadlines and goals, and respond to day-to-day functional needs.
•Ability to anticipate and identify problems and use sound judgment and fact-based analysis to develop effective and efficient solutions.
•Ability to inspire a shared vision and empower and motivate a team.
•Ability to travel up to 75%.
•Knowledge of concepts related to Material Handling, Computer Aided Design, and Business Object preferred.
•Ability to perform cost justification analysis.

Other Job Description Information

Local Candidates Preferred

% of Travel for the Position: 50-75%
Address: 11000 Toebben Drive
City: Independence
State: Kentucky
Zip Code: 41051
Search Engine Description: Engineering
Supply Chain & Logistics
Transportation Services
Warehouse & Distribution
Domicile Location: POHV

EEO Statement

FedEx Ground is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer (Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans) committed to a diverse workforce