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Industrial Engineer II - Spiers New Technology

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 15% of the time

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 1500 SE 89th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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A successful Process Engineer will use process improvement experience to quantitatively assess current production/business system performance and execute change to reduce cost and optimize capacity. 

This role demands excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a holistic understanding of manufacturing operations. 

This role will focus on creative problem solving and working cross functionally (production, design, quality, finance, supply chain, demand and production planning) to improve capacity, workstation design, and reduce downtime. A successful team member will have excellent critical and creative problem-solving skills with a focus on issue resolution and inter-department engagement.

·         Oversees and assesses existing processes and workflows in place and develops SOPs

·         Evaluates data to implement improvements in production processes.  

·         Identify, quantify, compare, and execute production process improvements to drive safety and ergonomics, quality (first pass yield), availability (uptime), performance (cycle time variability), capital utilization, and demand attainment.

·         Work cross-functionally to develop and implement best practices for assembly and standard work instructions.

·         Identify, propose, manage, and monitor manufacturing improvements.

·         Use predetermined time standard methods to analyze and optimize current and future planned manufacturing processes.

·         Create and implement tools to audit efficiency and identify cost-reduction opportunities.

·         Utilizes process simulation software to test and find the most appropriate production strategies.  

·         Manage and communicate improvement opportunities and implementation plans to all relevant levels and functions in the factory

·         Oversees and assesses existing processes and workflows in place.  

·         Evaluates data to implement improvements in production processes.  

·         Creation of reporting documentation for processing status and changes.  

·         Tracks metrics to discover areas for improvement and monitor upgrades.  

·         Provides thorough instructions for successful implementation of process changes.  

·         Conducts risk assessments and develops process flows, PFMEAs, and Control Plans.  

·         Designs facility layout and personnel requirements in relation to production operations.  

·         May perform other assignments as required and may travel 15 to 20 % as required.

Skills & Qualifications:  

  • Functional understanding of  Statistical Process Control (SPC).  

  • Functional understanding of Value Stream Mapping (VSM), experience is preferred. 

  • Functional understanding of Just-in-Time (JIT) supply chain strategy. 

  • Knowledge of process engineering simulation software (E.g., FlexSim). 

  • Robust knowledge of computer-based tools such as MS Office, Visio, Lucid chart, etc.  

  • Strong Excel skills associated with data analysis. 

  • Experience in MySQL is an added advantage. 

  • Strong attention to detail with a proven ability to identify gaps in operational systems. 

  • Ability to read and interpret assembly/component drawings and engineering specifications. 

  • Demonstrated ability to assess and solve problems.  

  • Familiarity with Environmental Health & Safety regulations.  

  • Demonstrable communication skills: 

  • Written 

  • Verbal 

  • Presentations  

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:  

  • BS in industrial engineering or a related field such as manufacturing or mechanical engineering.  

  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience in a production environment. 

  • 2-3 years experience in continuous improvement activities and knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles

  • Experience with industry-standard problem-solving methodologies (A3, 8D, ATS), preventive and autonomous maintenance concepts, time/motion study analysis (MODAPTS preferred), continuous improvement (6 sigma techniques, lean manufacturing), and change management

  • Master’s degree in engineering is a plus. 

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

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Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


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