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Industrial Engineer - 1st Shift at XPO Logistics Supply Chain Inc in Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

1st Shift, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; Position resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana


Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve, enhance and adapt in an ever-changing marketplace. As the Industrial Engineer, you will be responsible for identifying facility design and personnel requirements to help keep our operations running smoothly. You’ll also develop work instructions and update standard operating procedures. As a part of the XPO team, you’ll have a starring role in helping us continue to provide daily business solutions for our global customers.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Identify facility design requirements based on activity levels, product dimensional profiles, product flow and transportation methods

  • Create equipment and operating supply lists and provide purchase requisitions; develop IT equipment (hardware and cabling) requirements based on activity levels and work content

  • Determine startup and ongoing personnel requirements based on work tasks, activity levels and product dimensional profiles; identify management and supervisory staffing requirements based on technical specifications of work

  • Identify technical skills and education levels required by job classification; provide job descriptions, shift requirements and manpower level to HR for hiring

  • Develop training plans and train local distribution center employees using process work instructions; coordinate safety, equipment, environmental and process training requirements with HR, Compliance and the Safety Manager

  • Convert contract documents, proposals and statements of work into work instructions and operating procedures; submit ISO-compliant work instructions and standard operating procedure documents to the Quality Management System (QMS)

  • Determine packaging/kitting requirements based on method of transportation and the product’s dimensional profile; specify and document packaging methods; specify and purchase packaging equipment, containers/cartons and packing (void fill) to support cartonization functionality and dimensional profile; identify outbound labeling/documentation requirements

  • Determine time estimates to develop, purchase, document, implement and install new processes, updates to existing procedures, IT solutions and equipment, operational supplies, etc.

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related field

  • 2 years of professional experience

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

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Access Database

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Availability to travel up to 25% at times

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present clean, organized and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience; ability to compose thorough and detailed technical documentation, job aids, procedures manuals, etc.

  • Ability to identify opportunities to increase accuracy, optimize resources and develop/implement solutions

  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills with the ability to identify and resolve problems

  • Ability to develop insightful, value-added and actionable analyses with detailed explanations regarding drivers of those results; ability to produce unambiguous, comprehensive and accurate interpretations

  • Self-motivated work style; able to work well with minimal direct supervision or in a team environment; consult with team members and management as needed

Be part of something big.


XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.