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Manufacturing Engineer – Warehouse Management

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0006487
Date Posted: Mar 17, 2023
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Company Name: Sullair, LLC
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

This position is for an outgoing and assertive individual who can juggle multiple projects and cope with the associated pressures to drive innovation and directly support Sullair’s manufacturing warehouse operations. The Warehousing Manufacturing Engineer will integrate (SQDCM) EH&S, Quality, Delivery, Product Cost, and Inventory goals into their daily tasks and projects.  This individual must be a change advocate and successfully motivate and lead cross-functional teams to the ultimate sustainable outcome utilizing lean manufacturing concepts.  The Warehousing Manufacturing Engineer develops, sets, and maintains material handling and warehousing strategies in process, systems, and physical layout.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Study and improve material handling and storage processes and procedures aimed at lowering manufacturing costs.
  • Establish and maintain data and structure in the warehouse management system
  • Setup and maintain Plan for Every Part from order through receipt/stock and ultimate delivery to production
  • Support both the tactical and strategic goals and objectives through the implementation of lean principles of manufacturing, i.e., 6S, 5Why, Kaizen, VSM, etc.
  • Creation of work instructions and procedures for material handling activities.
  • Cost estimates, time standards, technical support of daily material handling activities.
  • Specification, justification and implementation of material storage and handling equipment.
  • Develop floor layouts for existing and future warehouse areas and projects in AutoCAD.
  • Participate in and lead root cause analyses of safety, quality, and process issues.
  • Perform warehouse capacity and factory layout analyses to meet business demand.
  • Participate in and conduct Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) On the Fly as required to detect and correct potential safety issues on the shop floor.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering

Professional experience:

  • 3-5 years plus experience in Manufacturing or related field.
  • Must have experience with warehouse management systems.
  • SAP EWM and ERP experience preferred.
  • Exposure to engineering change order documentation, qualification for operations, and product lifecycle management.
  • Demonstrate strong abilities in Lean Manufacturing concepts and techniques (Lean tools; Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Kaizen, DMAIC, etc.
  • Project Management experience and PMP certification is a plus.
  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team and control timing/budget for improvement projects.
  • 6 Sigma Green/Black belt certification a plus.
  • Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA) and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) exposure.
  • Good analytical skills and must be detail-oriented.
  • Ability to adapt and implement modern technology quickly.
  • Flexible with hours to support production needs.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) required.
  • Strong computer skills required including proficiency in MS Office.
  • Candidate must be self-directed, a self-starter, and be able to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Enthusiastic, cooperative, and positive behavior.
  • Warehouse supervision/management experience a plus.

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Sullair is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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