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Industrial Engineer

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!


850 76th Street S.W. - Byron Center, Michigan 49315

Job Description:

Position Summary

This role is responsible to provide support and continual improvement of operations’ labor, warehouse slotting, and process improvement initiatives across the network. This position is involved in supporting both strategic projects and engaging with operations teams across the network to track and improve operational processes.

Here's what you’ll do:

  • Conduct labor time and motion studies and process improvement audits.

  • Develop and maintain discreet labor standards for various operational positions.

  • Develop and provide associate labor standards and process improvement training.

  • Provide process support for operational special projects and implementations.

  • Conduct internal and external operational analysis for operational metrics.

  • Assist in warehouse design and layout changes to improve performance.

  • Execute a regular cadence of tactical re-slotting associated with seasonality, promotions, item/cubic velocity, and labor optimization, working with local Inventory Control teams.

  • Ensure that slotting allows for efficient pallet building, minimizing damaged cases, and allowing for the most efficient pallet while minimizing replenishments and travel distance for selectors.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required) in Industrial Engineering.

  • One to three years of industrial engineering experience.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across varying levels of the organization

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Experience conducting time and motion studies

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal

  • Knowledge of MS Office suite

  • Design Development experience with AUTOCAD

  • Ability to collect data, analyze trends (and make decisions)

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May be required to lift and/or move 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. Temperatures may vary for those subject to any of the following areas: computer/server room, print shop, production area). The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate but may be high in distribution settings. Travel requirements vary by assignment.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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