Industrial Engineer - Level 3

Tauber Institute for Global Operations
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Company Name: 
The Boeing Company
Job Location: 
Various cities and states , AZ
Contact Name: 
Jonathan Mattson
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Job Description

Job ID 00000147715

Date posted 10/08/2019


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Long Beach, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Mesa, Arizona; St Louis, Missouri; North Charleston, South Carolina

Additional Locations:

Philadelphia, PA; Seal Beach, CA; Huntington Beach, CA; Long Beach, CA; Atlanta, GA; El Segundo, CA; Mesa, AZ; North Charleston, SC

Job Description

At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the seabed to outer space, you’ll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world. Find your future with us.

The Supply Chain Delivery & Performance Industrial Engineering (SCDP IE) team has an exciting opportunity to join the team as an Mid-Level Industrial Engineer located in either: St. Louis, MO, Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Huntington Beach, CA, Long Beach, CA, Mesa, AZ, North Charleston, SC, Philadelphia, PA, Seal Beach, CA & El Segundo, CA. This position provides operational consulting to the Boeing enterprise supply chain by rapidly analyzing, designing, and implementing sustainable production system improvements.

The team is recruiting Mid-Level Industrial Engineers for support and lead cost reduction, risk mitigation, and process improvement projects at supplier sites through application of sound industrial engineering principles. Each team member works in close collaboration with Boeing stakeholders, supplier leadership, and cost reduction change agents to plan and implement improvement projects and train suppliers on a rapid process improvement framework. Industrial Engineers may be deployed to supplier sites domestically and internationally for up to 12 months.

Supply chain readiness support, recovery leadership, affordability and continuous improvement, supplier collaboration, BDS/BCA/BGS interaction, integration and interaction with Global Field Operations teams.  Travel up to 75%;

Boeing Enterprise Supply Chain Delivery & Performance Industrial Engineering team partners with Boeing’s suppliers to recognize and quantify both risk and opportunity within our supply chain production systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare, train, apply and support cost projects to achieve improvement goals at key supplier sites; partnering with cross-functional Boeing and Supplier teams.
  • Apply Lean principles to Boeing supply chain production systems.
  • Utilize intrinsic knowledge of airframe production systems to guide implementation and replication of advanced manufacturing techniques at supplier sites.
  • Identify production constraints and inefficiencies to mitigate capital investment, and drive improvement plans to reduce flow days, reduce unit production hours, and improve quality.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders, including leadership, to ensure tactical approach and progress meet plan requirements.
  • Effectively influence audience through data-driven approach and demonstrated capability to achieve project commitment and team buy-in.
  • Demonstrate leadership initiative, excellent communication skills, a strong technical foundation and project management skills are required.
  • Up to 75% (or more) domestic and international travel will be required at supplier’s sites.
  • Candidates must be flexible to accommodate travel requirements and be willing to move between sites as required by business needs.
  • Candidates may be placed in long term or short term domestic or international temporary assignments.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee. 

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in an engineering or science related field.
  • 3 + years of experience with Microsoft Office Products like Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • 3 + years of experience do you have in using professional written and verbal communication skills to achieve deliverables.
  • 3 + years of experience do you have working in or supporting a manufacturing environment.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience in engineering modeling and/or analysis with computer programming of analytical models, simulations, and/or data processing.
  • 3 + years of work experience leading or participating on cross-functional teams.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Project, Primavera, or other project management tools.
  • 3 + years of experience in Lean Manufacturing.
  • 3 + years of experience or relevant course work in any of the following: Six Sigma, Lean+, Manufacturing and/or Process Improvement.
  • 3 + years of experience in root cause analysis and corrective action.

Preferred candidate will have experience in 3 or more of the following:

Process Modeling, Manufacturing Operations Support, Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, Statistical/Trend Analysis, Six Sigma, Capacity Planning, Production/Mfg System Design, Work Methods Analysis/Time Standards, Planning/Constraint Based Scheduling, Ergonomics & Human Factors, Facilities Layout Design, Root Cause Analysis, Inventory Control, Value Stream Analysis.

Preferred candidate must be able to interact with employees to gather data for process improvements. This may include observing and documenting processes, and collecting data in manufacturing areas or in aircraft during various production phases. This requires the ability to walk, stand, and enter into aircraft via steps or ladders as needed. Also, candidate may be in proximity to chemicals when observing/gathering data in an area in the factory where chemicals are in use.

Experience working directly with Boeing Suppliers is preferred.

Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Experience Level
Individual Contributor
Job Type
Contingent Upon Program Award
No, this position is not contingent upon program award

Full time

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Closing Date: 
Position is open until filled