Lead Engineer

AR, FORT SMITH

Position Description

ABF Freight is a logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver integrated solutions for complex supply chain challenges.

Wanting to join the ABF Freight family? In our search for top talent, we are looking for those that will further enable us to deliver on our vision and fully support our values-driven culture.

Currently, we are looking for a Lead Engineer to join the ABF Freight team. Your responsibilties would include research, design, and developing capacity and demand planning models to improve ABF's forecasting, costing and operational efficiencies.

Your contribution may include:

  • Analyze relationships between company assets and current and projected business levels. Company assets include equipment, manpower, technology, and facilities
  • Mathematically model and provide internal guidance on network capacity and demand trends
  • Create and establish automated engineering tools to provide greater autonomy to corporate and field level management
  • Research and evaluate new technologies, methods, and equipment to enhance operational efficiencies and reduce cost
  • Analyze costing inputs and methodologies and provide operational guidance for ABF's shipment level costing model
  • Evaluate measurement systems for the continual improvement of ABF's processes and procedures
  • Communicate findings to appropriate personnel to aid in the everyday and future decision making process
  • Perform ad-hoc projects on analytics as required by VP's or other department heads
  • Utilize knowledge and understanding of the quality process, Lean Six Sigma, and be able to apply tools or technology in business cases
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a highly intense environment
  • Work in a team setting to accomplish departmental goals
  • Other duties, as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or other technical field, required
  • Graduate degree in Industrial Engineering, or MBA preferred
  • Two years' experience in engineering and/or transportation logistics field, required
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, preferred
  • Understanding of engineering principles and statistical concepts
  • Familiarity with freight loading and delivery concepts, LTL networks, and policies and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, SQL, and other tools to execute analysis and manage projects
  • Must be detail oriented and enjoy a fast paced, multi-tasking, customer service minded environment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must display a sense of urgency, ability to work under pressure, and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to travel, as needed

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