Industrial Design Engineer

Posted 16 April by Amazon

Amazon is searching for an innovative and solutions-oriented Industrial Engineer to be a part of our global initiative of developing and delivering the next generation of high-quality fulfillment systems. Ideal candidates are natural self-starters who have prior engineering experience in the integrated automation project life cycle, including their development, design, implementation, enhancement, and support. This candidate ideally has directly handled the execution of large capital automation projects with a cumulative spend of greater than $30MM and aggressive schedule commitments.

Our Project Engineers should be agile with the ability to quickly adapt strategies, plans and solutions in response to dynamic business requirements. They also should be comfortable interfacing and coordinating various functional teams and team members at all levels of the organization. Open minds, customer focus, innovation empowerment, advanced technologies, team comradely, personal motivation, and occasional senses of humor enable our Regional Operations Engineering team to deliver the most advance fulfillment solutions in the world.
If you have proven integrated automation project engineering experience, thrive on the corresponding issues, seek an opportunity for professional growth, and want to support Amazon further raise our fulfillment solution bar, then this role is for you! ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design, build, improve, and innovate order fulfillment infrastructure throughout the large-scale supply chain network:
• Handle, design, and implement medium scope integrated automation projects with system elements such as high speed sortation, multiple conveyors, package lines, and/or robotic work cells.
• Handling design guidelines and vendor strategy for Engineering equipment vendors.
• Understanding vendor supply chain and familiarity with Mechanical equipment vendors.
• Typical project installation values range from less than $1MM to greater than $30MM.
• Coordinate on-site vendors through their leads and escalate issues through vendor and Amazon leadership.
• Evaluate issues and propose actionable resolutions to design problems.
• Identify and communicate needs for design improvements.
• Monitor and enforce project schedules and quality with vendors or subcontractors.
• Guide and coordinate design and execution efforts between internal teams and outside vendors including equipment specifications, material flow, process design, and site layout.
• Develop and handle budget and contract documents including RFPs, change order controls, purchase orders, and invoicing.
• Coordinate system commissioning and predefined testing activities, including administering the plan, interpreting statuses and reporting results.
• Coordinate with local site management to ensure proper operator training, procedural compliance, maintenance and safety practices are followed for new and existing equipment.
• Thoroughly document/investigate SC change requests and provide recommendations.
• Build effective working relationships with FC/SC leadership and their operations teams across multiple sites as well as their Launch, Facilities, Finance, Safety and Process Engineers business stakeholders.
• Identify and coordinate process improvement initiatives in support of operations teams within the node.
• Support Kaizen events and occasionally participate when appropriate.
• General knowledge of SC operations with understanding of day to day workings and strategic SC / Network planning.
• Perform and direct data mining and analyze the results to provide recommendations or conclusions.
• Inspect facilities in accordance with corporate standards and procedures relating to material handling, processing and storage.
• Develop cross-functional knowledge of Start-Up team systems, processes, procedures and tools.


· Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other STEM field.
· Material Handling Equipment experience
· Experience as a project engineer, process engineer, project manager, manufacturing engineer, or related occupation.
· Proven technical leadership for large-scale industrial engineering projects (greater than $15MM)
· Design and/or implementation experience with integrated automation solutions, such as material handling systems, high-speed packaging lines, or manufacturing lines.
· Experience with Microsoft Office products: Excel, Project and Outlook.
· Experience with CAD software (AutoCAD, REVIT, BIM 360, etc.)
· Ability to travel up to 60% of time to installation sites throughout Europe.


· Master’s degree in Engineering, Operations, Business Administration, or a related STEM field.
· Designing of Material handling experience and or manufacturing.
· Exposure to Six Sigma, Lean manufacturing efforts, transportation/logistics and/or fulfillment/distribution centers.
· Direct management or responsibility for material handling, automation, or technical projects.
· Proven technical leadership for industrial engineering projects or programs.
· Demonstrated design and/or implementation experience with integrated automation solutions, such as material handling systems, high-speed packaging lines, or manufacturing lines.
· Proven technical leadership for industrial engineering projects or programs.

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