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Batteries Plus Bulbs Industrial Engineer in Glendale, Wisconsin

Industrial Engineer

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  • Glendale, WI, USA

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  • Full Time

    Full-benefits package including medical/dental insurance options, PTO, 401(K), pet insurance, tuition reimbursement program, employee discounts, and more

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Do you have3 - 5 yearsof experience in Industrial Engineering? Looking for that next step up in your Engineering career? The Industrial Engineer position at the Batteries Plus Distribution Center may be that next great opportunity. Located on-site at the Batteries Plus Distribution Center in Glendale, WI.

Batteries Plus is a growing national retailer with 720+ stores nationwide and has been acknowledged as an "essential business" and we have remained open to provide our customers with essential products during the current pandemic. Does this Industrial Engineer position sound like the next step in your career? If yes, apply today for consideration.

General function

This position is responsible for measuring and improving the flow of product through Distribution Center departments from receiving to delivery to Batteries Plus retail stores and other customers. Identify opportunities to reduce costs and improve throughput using a systematic review of distribution processes; tactical and strategic planning; and developing method enhancements to sustain continuous improvements.

Essential responsibilities (other duties as assigned)

  • Conduct industrial engineering time studies and labor audits to validate and ensure the reasonableness and soundness of all implemented labor standards

  • Establish / refine operational process productivity labor standards

  • Analyze and develop distribution center cost improvement opportunities; identify bottlenecks and improve flow to create and maintain optimum warehouse operations

  • Perform value stream mapping, process improvements and standardization

  • Work with vendors to identify operational equipment and automation solutions

  • Support the Maintenance department by developing list of critical spare parts, min/max tracker

  • Develop methods for tracking and reporting warehouse key performance indicators (KPI's)

  • Evaluate and advise distribution management on potential operational improvements

  • Facilitation of lean events and audit for compliance for Lean / 5s.

  • Partner with distribution center departments to identify and implement process improvements with a focus on Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Engagement

  • Conduct ergonomic studies and make recommendations / implement improvements

  • Write work instructions and standard operating procedures (SOP's)

  • Participate in the selection of location, design, layout, and implementation of secondary warehouse or 3PL operation to support order fulfillment


  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering or related field

  • 3-5 years experience in Industrial Engineering. Lean / Six Sigma Certification a preferred

  • Experience with labor standards

  • PLC experience a plus

  • In depth knowledge of warehousing and distribution center operations

  • Thorough understanding of computer systems and the ability to generate reports and findings

  • Experience with Warehouse Management Systems highly desirable

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with analytical tools such as flow charts, Pareto charts, cause and effect diagrams, run charts, etc.

  • Working knowledge of Google Suite, MS Office and/or other similar databases or software with an ability to adapt learning to incorporate new technology

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills. Must use considerable judgment to make decisions; devise and adapt existing methods to meet new or evolving requirements; make related decisions guided by precedent within the limits of established policies.

  • Process oriented with good project management skills; capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to take ownership of a project and effectively prioritize work to meet business requirements. Strongly motivated with a sense of urgency

    Working environment

    The physical demands required to perform the essential responsibilities of this position are as follows. Reasonable accommodations, if necessary and/or as required by law, will be made available.

  • This position requires the employee to regularly stand/walk, sit, use hands to handle or touch, talk and hear and occasionally lift up to fifty pounds

  • This position requires the employee to regularly use a computer, phone, fax, copier and other standard office equipment

  • The level of noise in the working environment is quiet to moderate

    A Bit About Us:

    Batteries Plus is the nation's largest and fastest-growing battery, light bulb, phone repair and key fob replacement franchise with a nationwide network of over 720 stores. We work hard here at Batteries Plus Bulbs, and we have a lot of fun while we do it. Whether you work in our warehouse, one of our stores or at our corporate headquarters, our goal remains the same: to satisfy our customers, build trust and drive business, while nurturing our team and working to be experts in our fields. That's life at Batteries Plus Bulbs.