Industrial Engineer in Lakeland, FL at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 1/3/2020

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Job Description

The Industrial Engineer position supports our Supply Chain network in initiatives relating to Labor Management, Lean, Six Sigma, process improvement, standardization, change management and strategic initiatives.  The engineer will be a dedicated resource to a group of regional DC’s but may support any of our 43 DC’s in our network at any given time.  AAP is just beginning to implement JDA Warehouse Labor Management and a Pay for Performance system across the entire Supply Chain.  This position will lead the development and maintenance of an accurate and effective Work Measurement System and pay for performance system, focusing on standardization in process and methods and ensuring effective productivity measurements are established for identified functions through Engineered Labor Standards and frequency studies conducted in the Distribution Centers. Additional Supply Chain project support may include analysis of 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. This position will create and maintain continuity across all major process paths with peer buildings, maintaining proper and updated labor standards, standard work documents and SOPs.


  • 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 and productivity expectations by process path
  • Perform analysis and cost justification on capital project requests when needed
  • Work with Inventory Control to maintain a high level of slotting health
  • Support DC’s in the maintenance and sustainment of JDA WLM configuration and application in assigned DC’s.
  • With the direction of SC support team, identify and implement distribution and storage process improvements that increase capacity, reduce cost and improve accuracy.
  • Travel up to 75%


  • 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 and evaluation of team performance
  • 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 including US (Alaska included) and Canada
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, AS400 and PeopleSoft skills, SQL Experience with work measurement methodologies and tools with an emphasis on MOST work measurement required.
  • Experience in projects related to process design, work measurement, productivity improvement, cost reduction, Kaizen 5S, and project implementation required.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification a plus
  • JDA WLM experience a plus (Implementation/configuration experience desired)
  • Change Management 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