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Industrial Engineer - Vehicle Processing

Company: Southeast Toyota Distributors
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:About Southeast Toyota Distributors LLCSoutheast Toyota Distributors is the world's largest independent distributor of Toyotas. The company distributes vehicles, parts and accessories to 177 Toyota dealerships in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. Dealers in this region sell approximately 20% of all Toyotas sold in the country. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, its vehicle processing facilities are located in Jacksonville, Florida and Commerce, Georgia.
Southeast Toyota Distributors is a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 4,000 associates. JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 24 consecutive years on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
At SET, we do it better, which has led to our Associate's voting us as one of Fortune's top 100 Companies to Work For, for 23 years in a row. Hard work and professional dedication are rewarded with a competitive compensation package that includes full benefits including:

  • Paid holidays
  • Generous PTO bank
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Retirement plans - Profit sharing, 401(k), pension
  • Life insurance with AD&D
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Prescription drug program
  • Educational assistance
  • and MORE!!Job Description:The Industrial & Design Engineer will primarily be responsible for supporting VPC Operations and long term strategic initiatives by maximizing productivity and operating capabilities in all key areas through the use of Continuous Improvement (CI) & Kaizen 8 step problem solving facilitation, Lean tool implementation and Industrial Engineering techniques.
    Key responsibilities will include:
    • Value Stream Map operational processes to support facility reduction in waste and improve lead time and velocity.
    • Support and facilitate ergonomic improvements to support a safe work environment for our associates.
      • Facilitate Kaizen 8 step problem solving (CI) events with the ultimate goal of developing all of our associates to approach problems with this mindset and toolbox.
      • Design system and facility improvements with a goal of improving Strategic Business Plan or Hoshin Key Result Areas, including but not limited to Safety, CI / Kaizen Sustainability, Quality, and Efficiency.
      • Engage and assist in developing existing facility plans as needed to minimize non-value added time and maximize flow.
      • Provide Kaizen (CI) and project management support including communicating and championing benefits/results.
      • Support Strategic Business Plan & Hoshin initiatives as directed by site leadership to improve Key Result Areas, including but not limited to Safety, Kaizen (CI) Sustainability, Quality, and Efficiency.
        • Communicate and collaborate with all stakeholders effectively; Production Leadership, Facilities management, Information and Technology Systems (ITS) teams and front-line associates to drive sustainable improvement and business results that tie to our business plan (Hoshin).
        • Support sharing best practices across all three VPC's through ongoing communication and effective Standard Operating Procedure development.
        • Support and improve standard time development processes to effectively measure operational efficiency.
        • Engage and assist in developing facility plans as needed to minimize non-value added time and maximize flow.
          LI-LA1Job Requirements:Minimum Requirements:
          • 5 years of current and recent professional work experience in Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering within a production environment
          • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering required; MBA a plus
          • Experience performing time studies
          • Experience executing 5S in a production environment
          • Basic knowledge of Ergonomic assessments and best practices
          • Proficiency at advanced level in MS Excel, Teams, and PowerPoint
          • Must possess strong verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills
          • Must be able to communicate effectively and concisely with associates, all levels of management, and outside vendors/customers
          • Must be flexible for travel to support all Southeast Toyota sites, training and partnerships with Toyota Motors North America. (Approximate - 15% travel)
          • Ability and willingness to work within operation core hours - Monday through Friday / 6:00 am - 2:15 pm. Additional support may be needed on Saturdays or after hours.
            Preferred Experience:
            • Leadership experience within a production environment preferred
              • Experience with the Toyota Production System, Kaizen concepts and Lean logistics
              • Familiarity with Cognos and Autocad software preferred
              • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification
              • Familiarity with Tableau or PowerBI preferred

Keywords: Southeast Toyota Distributors, Jacksonville , Industrial Engineer - Vehicle Processing, Engineering , Jacksonville, Florida

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