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Industrial Engineer

Clayton Homes • Knoxville, TN

Posted 3 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Up to 50%
Experience - At least 5 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Competitive Salary and Bonuses
Manufacturing, Engineering

Job Description

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and be highly motivated towards understanding production processes.

  • Must be flexible and able to multi-task as priorities change.

  • Be flexible with working hours as needed to support project coverage and implementation activities.

  • Will be involved in multiple project at the same time.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

  • Self-directed with good organizational and communication skills.

  • Analytical ability to study current system, identify problems, perform gap analysis and create improvement plans.

  • Able to influence management on proposed improvement initiatives.


  • Must possess time study skills for line balancing and bottleneck identification.

  • Ability to develop the appropriate Standardized Work Type based on the environment.

  • Develop and design tools, jigs, flow racks, and miscellaneous improvement items to resolve production problems and improve Efficiencies.

  • Support special projects such as productivity improvements, defect reduction, capacity improvements, changeover reduction, and area layouts.

  • Frequent training and benchmarking trips to affiliated companies.

  • Ability to complete capacity, capability, and forecasting studies.

  • Developing weekly/daily executive KPI reports.

  • Collects, manages and evaluates process data for improvement initiatives.

  • Independently works to solve minor process/system problems without management direction.

  • Uses standard problem-solving tools, past practices, and associate input to improve processes.

  • Support plant start-ups, equipment specs., workflow, and spatial utilization.

  • Relies on extensive experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals.



  • Accepts responsibility for their own actions and have a sense of urgency.

  • Strong desire to “go to Gemba” to learn and understand current condition.

  • Prefer candidates to have a good understanding of lean manufacturing and have the ability to apply these concepts to all applications including production, warehouse, and the supply chain.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering

  • 5 plus years’ experience in Manufacturing Environment

  • Ability to travel 50%-75% of the time

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