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Freight & Distribution Engineer

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

HON and Allsteel, industry leaders in workplace furnishings, are in search of a Freight & Distribution Engineer to our Leveraged Furniture Operations (LFO) team in Muscatine, IA!

Some of the essential aspects of the Freight & Distribution Engineer position include:

  • Lead or facilitate project teams for implementation of plant projects working closely with plant management, engineers, and suppliers.
  • Investigate and provide solutions to productivity, quality, and delivery issues.
  • Analyze data to determine feasibility of product proposals
  • Provide new and unique approaches to complex projects and process improvements
Job Duties:

• Understand day-to-day business within the distribution centers
• Participate on RCI(Rapid Continuous Improvement), 90-day teams, etc. to encourage the use of Lean tools and Continuous Improvement atmosphere
• Collect and analyze relevant data and automate when possible (PowerBi)
• Quickly formulate strategies, plans, and corrective actions for improvement activities
• Collaborate with and leverage resources from leadership, PE, supply chain, suppliers, quality, production leaders/ engineers/ members to make improvements
• Focus on developing process changes for improved and sustained results
• Listen, comprehend, and guide members to their own solutions. Teach them to fish.
• Present regular RCI updates to operations leadership and team
• Good communication skills with all levels of the organization are needed to be successful in driving change
• Ability to understand lean concepts, tools, and RCI processes

What it takes:

  • Bachelors’ Degree, preferably in engineering or industrial technology. Business degrees will be considered.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principals including RCI, 3P, Value Stream Mapping, and statistical analysis.
  • 2 years of manufacturing experience, preferably in a CI-focused capacity
  • Demonstrated success with implementations of continuous process improvement programs

We look forward to hearing from you!


 

Why HNI Corporation?

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments.  The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands.  The residential building products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories. 

As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation has been ranked by Industry Week magazine as one of the “Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World”, by Fortune magazine as “The Most Admired Company” in the furniture industry; and named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world’s best companies for leadership development.

Leveraged Furniture Operations (LFO) is the branded name for our furniture manufacturing and operations structure.  This encompasses all roles in manufacturing, plant engineering, supply chain, distribution and logistics, as well as some roles in finance and accounting, and human resources.  By centralizing these key functions, we enhance our efficiencies, reduce costs, and ultimately improve our customer’s experience with HNI!  When you accept a role in LFO, you’ll have the opportunity to make a significant impact on both our future and yours with work that matters, empowerment and autonomy, and growth without limits. 

We invite you to visit us at www.HNICorp.com for the best visual overview of our organization.

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Keywords: HNI Corporation, Ames , Freight & Distribution Engineer, Other , Ames, Iowa

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