Magna Logistics Planning Engineer in Bowling Green, Ohio
Logistics Planning Engineer
Job Number: 60414
Group: Cosma International
Division: Vehtek Systems Inc
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Bowling Green, OHIO, US, 43402
Job Number: 60414
Group: Cosma International
Division : Vehtek Systems Inc
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: BOWLING GREEN
Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.
Summary of Responsibilities
The Logistics Planning Engineer will lead the study, design and implementation of material flow projects to continuously improve processes and system capabilities. Researches and advises process design, equipment, workflow, layout and space requirements, and manpower utilization for optimization and maximum efficiency. This role requires strong industrial engineering fundamentals and understanding of material handling systems.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and maintain material flow and storage of product from receiving, production, warehousing, and shipping
Full responsibility of PFEP (Place For Every Part) ensuring up to date layout matches
Materials MAFACT subject matter expert on pull systems, material storage and internal material flow
Maintain awareness of introduction of new product and process changes regarding the material flow including updating of related parameters in the involved material systems
Drive improvements to manpower efficiency including the balancing of all material handling personnel
Perform time studies on process improvements and continuous improvement activities for Logistics department
Develop and maintain process of an optimal industrial vehicle fleet management
Develop warehousing models (square feet, manpower and transportation required) for bank builds, launch curves, new equipment
Estimate and quote capital costs associated with launches and order capital items in a timely manner. (Guarding, high bay racking, flow racks, rollers, bollards)
Support initiatives to reduce inventory and overflow
Develop detailed material flow models for new and existing products to project material flow headcount, assess congestion, execute on buffer quantities, and ensure overall feasibility
Work closely with manufacturing engineering teams to develop a plan to deliver every part via one piece flow
Fully detail manual solutions while conceptually modeling automated solutions to collaborate with automation design teams on business cases
Develop innovative, cost-effective solutions with the packaging team for part presentation, packing density, and sustainability in automated and manual solutions
Work with internal manufacturing engineering teams to ensure that equipment and layout designs align with the overall material flow plan for the factory
Assists in process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training
Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of buildings and equipment using AutoCad and/or applicable software
Assist in developing and implementing standard work procedures for Logistics department
Prepares reports, charts, cost justifications and other documentation required for projects and records
Assist customers, vendors and other departments to implement the following: process changes; quality improvements; productivity improvements and cost reduction programs
Engage and champion corporate initiatives in order to promote World Class Manufacturing
Encourage safety and housekeeping practices and lead by example
Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies
Perform other duties as assigned
Team Member Health & Safety Responsibilities
Understand your responsibility for health, safety and environmental in the workplace.
Cooperate with OSHA/State OSHA inspectors.
Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment.
Follow all safety rules.
Report unsafe conditions immediately.
Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
Will not remove or make ineffective any protective device such as a guard, light curtain, etc.
Will not use or operate any machine or equipment that the team member is not trained to operate.
Will not use or operate any machine or equipment in a manner that may endanger any team member including themselves.
These qualifications represent the minimum requirements of the position. Employees will be required to possess the ability and aptitudes to perform the duties proficiently.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field; or, an Associate’s degree in engineering with 2 – 5 years of related experience is required
2+ years of industrial or manufacturing engineering experience with emphasis on layout and/or material flow (internship experience may be considered)
Understanding of material delivery methods (i.e. powered industrial equipment, automated guided vehicles, conveyor, rail-guided vehicles) and strategies (i.e. forklift-free)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience with layouts in AutoCAD
Problem Solving / Analysis
Office and manufacturing plant which is characterized by temperature extremes, loud noise and considerable forklift traffic
The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with employees, management, customers and suppliers.
Able to work flexible hours, evenings, weekends and additional hours as required
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their direct leader.
A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions.
Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.
Vehtek Systems (a division of Magna International) is located in Bowling Green, Ohio. Vehtek is a Class A automotive stamping and assembly facility manufacturing automotive body system components for GM, Ford, Stellantis, Honda and other aftermarket customers. We operate a 500,000 square foot facility with approximately 1,000 employees. We offer a market competitive wage and benefit package including a 401(k) with company match, 3 levels of PPO medical, dental and vision insurance (eligible after 30 days), profit sharing program, and numerous other benefits including paid time off, holidays, and others.
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