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Industrial Engineer in Shorewood, IL at Bob's Discount Furniture

Date Posted: 11/1/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Industrial Engineer will find ways to promote efficiency in production processes within all distribution center locations (CT, MD, IL, CA, NJ) for Bob’s Discount Furniture. They will design efficient systems that integrate workers, information, machines, energy and materials to make products or provide services. The Industrial Engineer will also design equipment to coordinate production planning to minimize production issues and costs while ensuring products meet quality standards. They will design, develop and maintain routes to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and space. The Industrial Engineer will also make sure the company complies with all industry standards for safety while meeting design standards and guidelines. They will also work in a support role as needed on less complex projects.


  • Evaluates and recommends areas of improvement and automation
  • Identifies suppliers, obtains quotes and works together with the hired contractors for any outsourced equipment
  • Leads continuous improvement events and structured problem solving efforts.  Develop and evaluate facility layout changes that will improve productivity and efficiency
  • Performs cost/benefit analysis for make vs. buy decisions, equipment purchases, efficiency improvements, and facility re-layouts
  • Works with department Managers and overall leadership team to develop and implement comprehensive 5S plans for areas within the production facility
  • Continually reviews productivity and quality KPI’s.  Establishes new KPI’s where necessary and maintains any current KPI’s that are agreed to be relevant.    Distributes KPI’s on a regular ongoing basis for personnel to review
  • Assists in the identification, development and implementation of any new systems
  • Work with customers and management to develop standards for design and production.  Design control systems to coordinate activities and production planning to ensure that quality standards are met

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years’ experience within a related engineering, supply chain or process management capacity  
  • Robust knowledge of Lean/process management principles with prior experience implementing them in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong problem solving skills, organization skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with various regulations including BAAQMD, SWPPP, OSHA, etc.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings, specifications, and schematics
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of Engineering and Technology, Production and Processing, Mathematics, Mechanical, and Design

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in an Engineering, Supply Chain or Process Management field
  • Proficiency to edit/generate technical drawings a plus
  • Licensed Professional Engineer


Bob’s Discount Furniture is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to reasonably accommodating qualified persons with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential duties of their position.