DC Layout Engineer
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iHerb is one of the leading global e-commerce retailers with its emphasis on Nutritional and Wellness products. Our mission is simple…providing the best overall value for natural products through "e-simplicity." Our values can be best defined as an environment in constant and continuous pursuit to conscientiously meet the needs of our customers, business partners, and team members while doing our part to safeguard the environment.
The DC Layout Engineer is responsible for developing a complex distribution center design. The DC Layout Engineer will design new warehouses to meet scope, timeline, budget and performance requirements. Warehouse design includes facility layouts, material handling, equipment designs, storage designs, process designs, slotting and pick path analyses, WMS and WCS requirement definitions, capacity plans with noted constraints, warehouse utilization studies, and labor models and staffing plans. This role is highly focused on developing new technologies, so benchmarking “traditional” DC operations against new designs is key.
Leads development of data driven designs by analyzing order, SKU, and storage data
Influence engineers developing robotics, storage, automation, and other material handling solutions
Conducts gap analysis and ensures issues are resolved
Identifies risks and mitigation plans to reduce company exposure and risk on project; communicates such to superiors
Serves as liaison between Operations and Engineering to create design specifications
Serves as expert on material handling equipment and storage media selection, process design, receipt and put away methodologies, pick area media types and methodology, and slotting and sequencing
Ensures designs are supported with data and calculations
Effectively communicates relevant project information to team
Supports investment strategy by providing analysis and operational expertise
Other duties as required and assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficient in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD
Must have strong knowledge of warehouse design, material handling equipment and storage media technologies, pick methodology, work measurement, labor management, slotting, and warehouse value added services (i.e., kitting and price labeling)
Excellent analytical/problem solving capabilities and presentation skills required.
Prior supervisory/leadership experience required.
warehousing, distribution center or fulfillment experience preferred
Knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
Understanding of AutoCAD
Requires a minimum 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination education and experience
A bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering required.
(Example: Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field preferred, or a combination of education and equivalent work experience).
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!