Dillon, South Carolina

Job Description

The role of Supply Chain Engineer supports the Distribution Center by driving process improvement, Engineering projects, slotting strategy, and labor management. A Supply Chain Engineer will use Lean principles to lead and conduct process improvement, DC capacity and throughput planning, project management, and operational analysis. He/she must be self-motivated, detail oriented, have strong communication skills, and work effectively in a team environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Act as a change agent within the DC and Supply Chain Network, to identify, lead, support and implement projects & change initiatives to best support company business needs
• Develop comprehensive vision and roadmap for use of information and material handling systems technology within the supply chain to drive innovation and competitiveness
• Develop, review and approve material handling equipment requirements, designs, business cases, specifications, and implementation plans
• Leverage Lean principals such as process mapping and driving a flow operations model to add value to the business
• Manage implementation of key projects involving deployment and improvement of processes and technology within the DC and supply chain network
• Analyze operations to identify, measure, and test new methods, processes, and procedures to maintain and improve DC operational capacity and performance
• Develop new time standards as necessitated by changes in methods or physical layout, collaborating as necessary with other teams to ensure operational performance objectives are met
• Develop and present training to the organization to provide the knowledge needed to effectively perform DC job responsibilities
• Determining appropriate labor plans and active staff balancing to meet the dynamic production nature of distribution
• Ensure a culture of continuous improvement performance, utilizing change management and performance management techniques
• Work effectively with external resources (consultants and contractors) to ensure collaborative partnerships to meet business requirements
• Develop, write, and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) as necessary
• Additional responsibilities as defined by manager


• Organizational Scope - All US locations/Single Category/Region/District/Distribution Center
•  Up to 15% travel 


Job Qualifications - Education and Experience 
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering. Degree in Industrial Engineering preferred 
• Minimum of 3 yrs. of work history directly related to industrial engineering, supply chain and/or distribution 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills 
• Proven ability as a self-starter and proactive problem-solver 
• Strong leadership skills • Solid background and accomplishments in Distribution Systems, Engineered Work Standards, Facilities, Industrial Engineering, Training and Development 
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to take initiatives to make and stand by decisions 
• Experience with work measurement methodologies and tools with an emphasis on time study expertise Experience in best methods development 
• Experience in Project Management Experience with productivity tracking and data collection systems 
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to transfer knowledge 
• Ability to learn quickly and follow project plans resulting in timely project delivery 
• Microsoft Office proficiency 
• Time & Motion, MTM, MSD or MOST experience preferred 
• Lean Six Sigma experience preferred 
• Experience in developing, designing and/or implementing Labor Management Systems (LMS) across multiple distribution centers is a plus Competencies: 
• Leadership - Models the Company's values and influences others to achieve individual or team objectives. Promotes development of a highly engaged and high-performance team.
• Communication - Clearly conveys information through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that is understandable, easy to retain and timely. 
• Initiative - Approaches work objectives with a sense of urgency and a dedication to exceeding performance expectations. 
• Problem-solving/Decision-making - Accurately identifies problems, issues and opportunities, collects data to draw conclusions and chooses a course of action based on facts. 
• Working knowledge in AutoCAD 
• Planning & Organization - Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work objectives are met. 
• Policy Compliance - Manages in accordance with Company policies and procedures and promotes compliance in others. 

Physical Requirements General office environment requiring ability to: 
• Stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time 
• Speak and listen to others in person and over the phone 
• Use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports 
• Lift up to 50 lbs.


Dillon, South Carolina

In 1977, when Harbor Freight Tools was started as a small family-owned business, we made a commitment to provide working people with great quality tools at the lowest prices. And for over 40 years, Harbor Freight Tools has done just that. From hand tools and generators, to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools, Harbor Freight offers more than 5,000 tools and accessories at quality levels that match or exceed competing brands, but at prices that are up to 80% less. We're not your typical retailer. We're a team of high-achievers, who have a passion for excellence and continuous improvement and obsess about getting things done. We're also equally committed to doing the right thing and giving back to our community. And for us, collaboration is the golden rule. We're a 40 year-old, $6 billion company with over 30 million loyal customers and growing. If you are looking for a not so ordinary and highly rewarding career opportunity, we would love to talk with you.

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