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Associate Process Engineer

Company Name: Great Lakes Regional Distribution Center
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 8E



Position Summary

Support the operational optimization process for an automated distribution center (DC) with a focus on continuous improvement, process engineering and maximizing throughput in collaboration with operations management and automation solutions providers. Demonstrate the companys core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure all projects include risk analysis and contingency planning details to maintain services levels in the event of planned/unplanned interruptions or delays
  • Research, evaluate, justify and recommends capital improvements and upgrades
  • Use formal problem-solving techniques to identify/resolve complex problems
  • Assess risks/issues and make decisions with a sense of urgency
  • Ensure engineering solutions meet requirements for safety, cost, time, quality and throughput expectations
  • Define, specify and communicate expectations for quality and throughput outcomes to operational teams
  • Identify/implement cost reduction improvements for both new and existing equipment/processes
  • Analyze operational processes/equipment, completes root cause analyses and drives procedures to ensure equipment reliability and process stability
  • Establish standardized tools and templates for repeatable and sustainable processes
  • Create a strong influence for action with a demonstrated ability to mine, refine, and utilize complex data
  • Develop metrics and refine systems parameters for operations planning and KPI continuous improvement
  • Compile time study data, inputs time study data, and calculates associate percent performance by individual work element and overall performance
  • Provide process engineering support for an automated distribution center
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related field
  • 3+ years experience in process improvement/operational excellence project roles within the manufacturing and/or distribution sector.
  • Proficient skills and knowledge of lean manufacturing and project management processes
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects/assignments
  • Strong technical background with advanced analytical and investigation skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency and applicable training in statistical problem-solving methodologies and statistical process control
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • 5+ years of Operations experience in automation systems environments
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to manager-level associates to achieve corporate goals
  • Six Sigma Green belt certification

    Education Level: Bachelor's Required
    Required Travel: None
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time

    Regions: Midwest


    Jobs at Kroger Logistics: Kroger Logistics is a best-in-class supply chain team that services our more than 2,500 grocery and convenience stores that stretch coast-to-coast across the U.S., including Alaska. We are comprised of more than 30 distribution centers, regional freight centers, transportation and office locations. In Kroger Logistics, we offer career opportunities in Safety, Professional Driving, Warehouse Operations, International Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain and Human Resources. If you are looking for an ever-changing, fast-paced environment focused on supporting our Customer 1St Strategy, we welcome your online application.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  OH || Delaware || 2000 Nutter Farms Lane || 43015 || Great Lakes Regional Distribution Center || None || Engineering & Operations || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

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