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Industrial Engineer

Company: YRC Freight
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Provide accurate, timely and reliable research and analysis of operations and recommendations for productivity improvements and cost reductions. Implement approved operation changes and conduct periodic reviews and audits for ensuring ongoing success. Develop and analyze process improvements to maximize the efficiency of the organization.

  • Coordinate with managers on objectives and determination of issues.

  • Conduct research and analysis of operations for improved productivity and cost reductions.

  • Use appropriate analysis tools and methods to analyze work methods and establish labor standards for activities within a selected area.

  • Develop new processes and formulate recommendations to management.

  • Implement approved operation changes and provide follow up reviews and audits to ensure continued success.

  • Coordinate with team member on group projects. Develop project management skills.

  • Develop and facilitate training for field and corporate personnel to maximize the impact of process changes.


  • Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.

  • Building Trusting Relationships - Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.

  • Collaborating - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.

  • Communication - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that help them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.

  • Continuous Learning - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

  • Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish work goals; taking action to achieve results beyond what is required; being proactive.

  • Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.


  • Competitive pay based on experience

  • Employee selected medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family

  • PTO and paid holidays

  • 401k Retirement Plan


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering and zero (0) to two (2) years industrial engineering or operations management experience or no degree and four (4) years industrial engineering or operations management experience.

  • Demonstrated organizational and analytical analysis abilities.

  • Experience using MS Office applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel).

  • Experience in project management or the transportation industry.

  • Experience with SQL.

  • Demonstrated statistical and analytical problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 50%.

  • Willingness to work nights and weekends, including working in extreme cold and hot temperatures.


  • Operations experience in the transportation industry or experience in industrial engineering.

    Environmental working conditions vary and employee may encounter vibration, noise, odors, and extremes in temperature and wind as well as exposure to varied weather, varied surfaces, sharp edges, varied lighting and confined and congested areas and occasionally exposure to petroleum-based products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, oil, and grease.
    The position requires the ability to spend long hours sitting or standing while using office equipment and computers. Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as typing and keying. Occasional lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying 10 lbs of supplies and materials is required.
    Yellow Corporation, along with all subsidiary companies, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
    Requisition ID : 3824
    Compensation Details : $63,100-78,900.00

Keywords: YRC Freight, Des Moines , Industrial Engineer, Engineering , Des Moines, Iowa

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