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Industrial / Manufacturing Engineer Warehouse and Logistics

Sacramento, California

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Mobility
Business Unit: Rolling Stock
Requisition Number: 236875
Primary Location: United States-California-Sacramento
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in eight  Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services,  Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives,  and Financial Services.






Committed to the safe and reliable transportation of people and goods by rail and road, Siemens Mobility designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock, including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trainsets.  In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as D.C., New York, Boston, Sacramento, San Diego, and St. Louis.



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Position Overview


At Siemens Mobility we live and nurture an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success. We utilize lean principles to continually improve our processes and customers’ experience. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, self-direct their teams and innovate to succeed. Our product offerings include light rail vehicles, electric locomotives, diesel-electric locomotives, passenger coaches, and high speed trains. Core manufacturing processes include extensive carshell welding activities, bogie fabrication and assembly, electrical subassembly, finishing and paint, and final assembly.

The Industrial Engineer for Warehouse and Logistics has the primary responsibility to ensure that the Warehouse is set up to utilize space efficiently including material packaging to support a low volume, high mix production operation needs utilizing Lean Methodologies.



        Preparing standardized work instructions, floor layouts, and material storage configurations.

        Setting up production material and improve space utilization through design and implementation of racking systems, flow racks, component conveyance systems, vertical lift modules, carousel storage systems, and component sorting systems from small hard ware components to large “rail vehicle” size components. 

        Working understanding of material density, reducing sku quantities, processes for obsolete inventory, processes for re-slotting storage locations, seasonal variations, utilizing cube, creating more storage spaces, decreasing aisle widths, and increasing pallet storage density.

        Working knowledge and understanding of permitting requirements, foundation requirements, and other regulatory requirements when implementing shelving systems, racking systems, and other component storage configurations or methods.

        Develop a data-based method for forecasting warehouse configuration changes for components storage on shelves, conveyors, and pallets based on anticipated new business.  (New Product, Shift of Products, etc.)

        Lead material storage improvements, complex process changes, and technology changes including developing a core team, assigning / reporting to a steering committee, projecting efforts involved with implementation, and identifying impacts to the business.

        Define and implement the overall material packaging specifications for groups of materials and incorporate them into the standard purchasing policies and supplier agreements.

        Develop and implement material packaging standards and specifications from supplier to warehouse, warehouse to production, and supplier to production for manufacturing materials and components

        Develop material packaging and material packaging specifications based on size, material composition, usage, and travel distance including dunnage requirements for small, medium and large manufacturing material and components.

        Review and approve suppliers packaging (single use) and returnable crates.

        Define and implement a material conveyance system for production components including supplier to warehouse, warehouse to production, and supplier to production for manufacturing materials and components

        Coordinating and communicating technical information to and from all levels of the organization including vendors, project managers, production team members, and operations managers.

        Developing department procedures to improve business and warehouse transactions.


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:


        5 – 7 years of experience working in a warehousing logistics group to set up upgrade and imp[rove logistics performance within an operations environment. 

        3 Years of experience developing material packaging and setting up packaging standards for a manufacturing operation.  (e.g. rail, aviation, naval, heavy equipment).

        Firm project management skills, including developing project plans, timelines / schedules, budgets, proposed layouts, resource requirements, calculating ROI, etc.

        Practical knowledge of the lean tool box and ability to utilize lean principles to reduce waste.

        A history of “hands-on” approach to problem solving and countermeasure implementation within own areas of responsibility.

        Demonstrated knowledge of the structure and make up of vehicles, including welding activities, fabrication and assembly, electrical subassembly, finishing and paint, and final assembly.

        Demonstrated understanding of tooling and fixtures for manufacturing and its impact to dimensional accuracy and/or welding quality.

        Experience using different types of bills of materials between engineering and production.

        A history of driving projects in a very dynamic low volume start up production environment.

        High school diploma or GED

        Required travel:  5%


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:


        Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Industrial Engineering / Logistics highly preferred.

        Six Sigma Master Black Belt / Six Sigma Black Belt / Lean Expert Certification

·        Practical experience in Customer Service / Maintenance / After Market businesses and technologies within the rail industry preferred.

·        Practical experience using complex Factory Planning Methods such as defining high level manufacturing plans, identifying / analyzing new technologies required, creating a value stream analysis, performing total space needs analysis, performing total capacity needs analysis, implementation planning, etc. preferred.

·        Practical experience developing technology roadmaps for a range of automation options from automated guided vehicles to power and free conveyor systems.

·        Practical experience transferring technical knowledge, warehouse knowledge, and proprietary technologies from lead factories to market factories preferred.

·        Practical experience training others on Lean topics, facilitating Lean improvement activities, leading lean improvement activities (KAIZEN) within a welding, finishing, assembly, electrical sub-assembly environment and warehouse environment.

·        Pratical experience utilizing and implementing lean methods and tools such as 5s, 7 Types of Waste, 8-Step Practical Problem Solving (root cause analysis), Yamazumi Methods, Flow, Total Flow, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping and Design / Process Flow Diagrams, ABC-XYZ Analysis,  and Lean Shop Floor Management Model.

·        Practical experience coaching and training staff at all levels and functions of the organization including Lean in Production, Lean in Engineering, Lean in Quality, Lean in Procurement / Purchasing / Supply Chain and Lean at the Supplier.

·        Knowledge of MRP / ERP systems is highly desired.

·        Bi-lingual German and English is a plus.

·        Bi-Lingual Spanish and English is a plus.




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