Description FTD Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:FTD), the largest gifting company in the world, is seeking an Operations Engineer for our Distribution Center in Woodridge, Illinois.The Operations Engineer is responsible for development, implementation, standardization and continuous improvement of operations and fulfillment processes. Â Responsibilities will also include development and implementation of project plans which include facility and fulfillment layout design, automation, and system integrations that improve quality, productivity and costs. Â Qualifications include Bachelorâs Degree or equivalent experience in engineering or related field; knowledge of operations and fulfillment processes and Best Practices for use in light manufacturing environments and pick, pack, and ship fulfillment operations in an e-commerce industry. Must have good leadership, project planning, organization, communication and problem solving skills.Â Seven plus (7+) years of engineering experience, experience using AutoCAD software and Microsoft office.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESÂ include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Applies knowledge of technical concepts and theories used by professionals in developing a fulfillment/production operations road map.Create manufacturing and fulfillment processes and procedures.Identify, budget, and purchase capital equipment needed to meet improvement goals in processes, quality and capacity as necessary.Evaluate new equipment designs for fit and function.Facilitate completion of prototype and pilot production units to meet schedule requirements.Develop and implement standardized Best Practices in multiple locationsDesign and implement facility layoutsCreate data collection schemes.Develop / refine business processes.Provide management direction on complex technical issues.Communicate concisely with peers and management (Status, issues, ideas for improvement).Evaluate and analyze data acquired during system and module test using programs such as MS Excel and MS Access, make recommendations for design and process modifications based on analysis.Work on assignments that are generally not routine in nature where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is expected.Thrives in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction, and adapts easily to change.Meets deadlines.QUALIFICATIONSÂ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Solid understanding of Manufacturing Principles and their use in pick, pack and parcel shipping environments.Solid understanding of statistical methods and process control.Ability to evaluate and analyze data using AutoCAD and Microsoft Office programs.Strong communication skills at all levels of the company - Technicians to Management.Excellent teamwork skills.Able to work with personnel from various departments - Manufacturing, Engineering, Tech Development, Quality, Procurement, Human Resources and so forth.Ability to recommend (using data) and implement sound solutions and strategies in a fast paced environment where priorities change often.Ability to solve difficult problems and separate symptoms from root causes.Able to create project schedule plans with MS Project, and complete tasks on schedule.Able to create and analyze Bills-of-Materials.Able to learn and apply new information or skills.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Â BS degree in engineering or science is preferred (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering; Optical Science; Physics)Starting Engineer to 5 years of engineering experience, experience using AutoCAD software and Microsoft officeExperience with in high volume pick, pack and ship environmentsExperience with AutoCADLANGUAGE and COMMUNICATION SKILLS Â Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.REASONING ABILITY Â Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.PHYSICAL DEMANDS Â Occasional travel could be required.May spend extended periods of time at a computer workstation. Â FTD Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:FTD) is the largest gifting company in the world. Through our diversified family of brands, we provide floral and gift products to consumers primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. We also provide floral products and services to retail florists and other retail locations throughout these same geographies. FTD has been delivering flowers since 1910 and the highly-recognized FTDÂ® and InterfloraÂ® brands are supported by the iconic Mercury Man logo which is displayed in nearly 40,000 floral shops in approximately 150 countries. Our diversified portfolio of brands also includes the following trademarks: ProFlowersÂ®, Shari's BerriesÂ®, Personal Creations, Cherry Moon Farms, Flying Flowers, Flowers Direct, Drake Algar, Sincerely and Gifts.com.The FTD Mission Statement is to inspire, support and delight our customers when expressing life's most important sentiments. For more information about our portfolio of brands, we invite you to visit www.FTDCompanies.com.Â
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