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Advance Auto Parts Industrial Engineer - Slotting/Profiling (Remote) in Billings, Montana

Industrial Engineer - Slotting/Profiling (Remote) in Billings, MT at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted:9/27/2021

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    Billings, MT

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Retail Operations

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About Us

At Advance Auto Parts we have a passion for YES. Each day we are motivated by a passion to help our Customers. We have a commitment to advance the lives of our fellow Team Members, Customers, and the Communities where we live and work.

When you join our team, you become one of more of over 70,000 knowledgeable and experienced Team Members who are committed to providing outstanding customer service to our customers, communities and each other every day.

With over 5,100 stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, we are a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider. With opportunities ranging from our front lines in our Stores to our Distribution Centers to our Corporate Support Center and our rapidly growing Professional Business, we have the career for you. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Career DescriptionJob Description

Remote / National Opportunity

Unable to offer candidates requiring sponsorship

Summary: This position helps to lead the development and maintenance of an accurate and effective Work Measurement System, focusing on standardization in process and methods, and ensuring effective productivity measurements are established for identified functions through time studies and frequency studies conducted in the Distribution Center. Analyzes work force utilization, work center layout, material flows, production costs, process flow and production requirements to determine the most efficient utilization of personnel and equipment. Creates and maintains continuity across all major process paths with peer buildings, maintaining proper and updated labor standards through standard work documents and SOPs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Aid in the evaluation and subsequent revision of all work methods and workflow for all functions to ensure they are ergonomically correct

  • Create and maintain standard work across all major process paths within peer operations

  • Lead and perform the analysis, recommendation, and implementation of enhancements to existing work methods flows and processes to increase throughput

  • Lead the collection of data and best practice training methods to assist in the development of SOPs

  • Maintain and consistently update labor standards productivity expectations by process path

  • Help with the analysis and cost justification on capital project requests when needed

  • Work with Inventory Control to maintain a high level of slotting health

  • Develop monitor daily manpower planning tool for various DC processes to better utilize labor.

  • Proactively monitor SKU velocity and other sales events to properly slot SKUs for efficient Fulfillment.

  • Periodically evaluate opportunities for SKU consolidations and re-warehousing for efficient storage and Fulfillment.

  • With the direction of SC support team, identify and implement distribution and storage process improvements that increase capacity, reduce cost and improve accuracy.

  • Travel 50-75% of time when needed, in order to drive standardization and best practices across the supply chain operations Participate in Quality and Safety Committees to impact both metrics through standardization

  • Work with and influence procurement and inventory teams on standardization opportunities

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and or ability required:

  • Highly developed problem solving and prioritization skills that will be demonstrated by the successful and timely completion of assignments.

  • Ability to drive projects and accept accountability for project progress and quality

  • Demonstrate ability to perform analyses and identify solutions to resolve specific business needs.

  • Must be a self-starter and work independently

  • Detail oriented with good math and statistical skills.

  • Good verbal and written skills to communicate with TMs and all levels of management

  • Works with management and supervision in the evaluation and development of processes.

  • Assist with resolving difficulties and in developing new methods and procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others

  • Flexible to work on various shifts as needed

  • Bilingual Team Members (particularly Spanish-speaking), may be strongly desired based upon work location.

  • Ability and flexibility to travel during work week to implement standardization across network

  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, AS400 and PeopleSoft skills, SQL Experience with work measurement methodologies and tools with an emphasis on TIME STUDY expertise required.

  • Experience in projects related to process design, work measurement, productivity improvement, cost reduction, Kaizen 5S, and project implementation required.

EDUCATION AND OR EXPERIENCE Undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations, or Supply Chain, with some experience in field through Internships, Co-Ops, or Industry. Lean Six sigma experiences a plus. Red Prairie and High Jump WMS experience a plus. Experience in DC operations a plus.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift andor move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.