Distribution Engineer at Vans

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Distribution Engineer

In this role, you will be responsible for carrying out broad engineering assignments by performing independent evaluation, selection and application of material handling equipment and to develop standard processes and procedures.

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:
  • Oversee high automation installation and process flows for new state of the art DC in Ontario, CA.
  • Develops and applies new methods for more efficient use of available equipment and searches for and evaluates new equipment and systems.
  • Assist with operations management in planning for peak seasons.
  • Provide oversight and solve technical problems.
  • Develop and maintain cost control systems. This includes working with management to institute cost controls or cost reduction projects.
  • Implement an incentive pay program and work measurement by use of accepted analytical techniques to provide adequate earnings opportunities equally to all operators once the building goes live.

How you will do it:

  • Solves unusual problems jointly with their team and DC operational leadership.

What success looks like:

  • DC is automated , running at optimal levels with minimal issues.

Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

Years of Related Professional Experience: 2+ years
Educational Position Requirements: A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have (especially in Engineering for this role!), however, we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.
What we expect you already know:
  • Aptitude for systems and systematic work, exposure to high automation a plus
  • Knowledge of Distribution systems (Warehouse Management Systems, Labor Management System, and Warehouse Execution Systems)
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Strong interactive skills
  • Basic AutoCAD
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and email communications
  • Good analytical and mathematical skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English

What we will teach you:

  • Great next step in developing your career working with our world class supply chain organization!
  • VF is committed to delivering innovative products and experiences to consumers. As one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, we’re proud of our socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning geographies, product categories and distribution channels.
  • You will learn about our iconic brands including Vans, Timberland, The North Face and Dickies!

VF Guiding Principles:

Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Persevere.

What’s in it For You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage both mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF” to learn more.
Employee discounts on VF apparel and footwear are generous, making it easy for our employees to buy, wear and promote our products
Relocation available!

We just have one question. Are you in?

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