Industrial Engineer

Richmond, VA

Post Date: 05/19/2017 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $75K-$90K


We are looking for people comfortable and excited to work in a mid-sized organization where hierarchies are limited, gap-filling is routine, and responsibilities come to those that take initiative and support the collective effort.


Position:  Industrial Engineer

The Industrial Engineer will be responsible for both supporting and leading continuous improvement in the assigned functional areas of the manufacturing operation.  This is a hands-on position that involves significant time on the manufacturing floor working collaboratively with operators, foremen, and the Operations Manager responsible for the area.  This is a high visibility position that is central to supporting a cultural of continuous improvement through employee engagement.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Identify, organize, and lead initiatives to resolve production or product issues in the areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost
  • Lead kaizen events to make rapid improvements in operations
  • Work with the Operations Manager to develop and prioritize an agenda of improvements, big and small
  • Oversee the rollout of new products into first run production
  • Investigate and promote the use of improved manufacturing practices and equipment
  • Liaison with sister facilities in Minnesota and Arizona to ensure best practices are shared across the company

Position Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or other Engineering disciplines.
  • 3+ years professional work experience in manufacturing/production environment
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience in Lean and leading kaizen events
  • Demonstrated abilities working in teams across disciplines and hierarchies



  • History of success in small or mid-sized company
  • Manufacturing experience in metal working, welding, or brazing.
  • Proven project management skills

Full Benefits Offered

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