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Industrial Engineer - Process Engineer American & Efird (A&E), a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions, is seeking a high energy, results driven Industrial Engineer (IE) to join our Gastonia, NC manufacturing facility. The IE will utilize expertise in lean principles and industrial engineering concepts to optimize process workflow and eliminate non-value added effort. This position drives results-oriented performance improvement initiatives using proven Lean/IE methods. The IE is focused on identifying process improvement opportunities and leading, managing and executing continuous improvement initiatives from conception to completion by working closely with manufacturing, quality and product areas.

This position is responsible for (This is not a complete job description): • utilizing Industrial Engineering concepts to devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, and information • developing analytical tools and reports, determining process performance baselines, maintaining process performance measurements, and statistically analyzing metrics to identify areas for process improvement • utilizing IE skill set to assist in production planning and strategy: plant layout, capacity/bottleneck analysis, simulation, capacity planning, make/buy analysis and employee count/labor hours planning • implementing and supporting cultural change across the organization and drive business improvement • leading workplace 6S development and provide follow-up activities to drive improvement • strong understanding on SMED, able to facilitate and follow up on all teams • planning and conducting successful Kaizen activities that are fun and encourage others to participate • assisting in developing and documenting best methods via Job Methods and Job Instructions • partnering with operations to identify and eliminate the 7 wastes: Overproduction, Waiting, Transporting, Over-Processing, Inventory, Motion, and Defects • utilizing information from OEE systems to drive actions that improve OEE and productivity • collaborating with Engineering and Operations to identify improvement projects and opportunities • working directly with operators, to reduce changeover times, increase throughput, and otherwise optimize processes • supporting and administering company policies and procedures consistently • ensuring good housekeeping in all areas of the facility including manufacturing, distribution, and common areas • meeting or exceeding all performance and productivity standards • promoting a safe and healthy work environment on all company property to achieve the best working conditions for all employees and visitors • ensuring compliance with all regulatory and company policies and procedures • performing other assignments as requested or as business needs require This position requires (unless indicated): • BS in Industrial Engineering or related field with 1 - 3 years IE experience in a manufacturing environment • solid grasp and practical implementation of Industrial Engineering concepts • lean manufacturing experience and expertise • Six Sigma Certification (is a plus) • experience using MS Outlook and Office with intermediate or high Excel and Word skills • knowledge of statistical software (is a plus) • practical understanding of EHS and quality systems • the ability to manage multiple task and provide expected results • maintaining regular and predictable attendance • communicating effectively with employees at all levels of the organization • working cooperatively, courteously, and respectfully with all team members, vendors, and visitors • following verbal and written instructions • complying with company processes and procedures • successfully completing drug and background screenings E-Verify Employer

Should you need assistance or reasonable accommodations in connection with the application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at lt;br>American & Efird is an Equal Opportunity Employer: employees and candidates are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.PandoLogic.Category: Engineering, Keywords: Industrial Engineer

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