Productivity Engineer Intern - SEDC (Winter)

GENERAL PURPOSE:
The Productivity Engineer Intern is responsible for data collection and assists in the development of engineered methods and standards in a high volume mechanized distribution and logistics operation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Collects and assists in development of effective methods and procedures for Distribution Center floor operations. Identifies and evaluates improvements in methods, procedures, and workflow that increase productivity, and decrease operating cost.
  • Collects, records and summarizes time study and work sampling data to support development of engineered labor standards.
  • Assists with implementation of engineered methods, standards, and reporting systems – including assistance and follow-up on training and troubleshooting reporting problems.
OTHER JOB DUTIES:
  • Maintains knowledge of production and incentive pay reporting applications. Assists with trouble-shooting data entry, reporting, and data collection problems.
  • Assists in the development of processes and mechanisms for labor forecasting, staffing, modeling, incentive performance/bonus reporting and tracking and other reporting as required to support management of engineering projects.
  • Advises and assists management with labor analyses and economic justification studies. Assists operating management with implementation of changes to established methods.
  • Prepares concept drawings, facility layouts, and workstation layouts to support facility and MHE projects.
COMPETENCIES:
  • Technical Competence/Expertise
  • Quality
  • Adaptability
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Communication
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Strong Mathematical and analytical capabilities. Time study, work measurement, and /or shop/warehouse floor data collection experience preferred.
  • Operations knowledge of distribution and related processes preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with non-exempt associates, operational supervisors, and middle management.
  • The ability to think in terms of process flow and identify operational component operations and interrelationships.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and technical writing skills.
  • Experience in using PCs in a professional setting – developing and using standard applications such as spreadsheets, databases, and word processors as typical tools to execute.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Current College Students, enrolled in a 4-year college degree program, in Junior standing and planning to graduate between December 2020 and August 2021.
  • Enrolled in a Industrial Engineering curriculum.
  • Available to work the full 10 weeks, varying schedule to perform DC-floor observations and data collection on 1st and 2nd Shifts as needed.
About Ross Stores, Inc.
Ross Stores, Inc. is not just the store your mom brought you to for great deals and designer steals before school started each fall, we are the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States. Ross is ranked as number 209 on the Fortune 500 list for 2019, as well as being an S&P 500 and NASDAQ100 (ROST) Company and the place to start your career in retail management. We operate over 1,523 Ross Dress for Less stores across 39 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam in addition to over 249 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 18 states with more stores opening 3 times a year as we continue our growth. Store growth means more jobs being added to our company which means when you are ready for a promotion, there is a high probability there may be an opening available , and that probability goes up when you are open to relocation to new or other existing markets. We are looking for sharp, driven, hardworking individuals to come join our company in our Leadership Training Programs and grow with us as we get to over 2,500 stores nationwide. You can learn more about your future career at Ross on our website: jobs.rossstores.com/campus/
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