Freight & Distribution Engineer
Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Fort Madison
Posted on: November 22, 2021
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
Investigate and provide solutions to productivity, quality, and
Analyze data to determine feasibility of product proposals
Provide new and unique approaches to complex projects and process
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
Collect and analyze relevant data and automate when possible
Quickly formulate strategies, plans, and corrective actions for
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
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
Demonstrated success with implementations of continuous process
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
nations 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 worlds best companies for leadership
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 customers experience with HNI! When you
accept a role in LFO, youll 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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