Forward Air Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years. We have an aggressive growth strategy and need great talent to help us achieve our goals. As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.
Position: Industrial Engineer - with emphasis in Process Work and Analytics
Please Note: US Citizenship is required
Forward Air is seeking an Industrial Engineer with emphasis on process improvement and support of internal business units through analysis.
The appropriate candidate shall have a BS or MS degree in Industrial Engineering, Operational Research, or Data Analytics and 0-15 years of experience. Excellent written and communication skills are required as this position will require interaction with senior managers. Additionally, the candidate should be able to conduct business process analyses that will likely require presentation of these analyses.
Core Responsibilities & Duties:
Perform analysis and process studies of existing or new operations and document using flow chart software
Re-engineer processes to maximize efficiency
Develop project business cases and perform financial analyses to quantify project benefits
Use data and analytics to demonstrate quantitative benefits to Operations Management on specific changes that improve labor productivity and performance
Identify opportunities to use systems and automation to improve terminal operations and efficiencies
Perform data analysis for predictive outcomes that could be used for decision making
Use critical thinking to understand data and draw reasonable conclusions
Mindful of attention to detail and ability to validate data and results
Other duties as assigned
A minimum of a 4 year College Degree from an accredited university, with a preference for a BSIE
Preference for 2 years’ experience as an Industrial Engineer or Data Analyst
Proficiency with SQL to write queries and pull data from multiple data sources
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to explain analyses and correlation to operational practices; easily communicate complex ideas
Strong math, statistical, analytical, database/computer science skills with ability to drive to conclusions
Ability to work with multiple groups including Operations, IT, and Accounting/Invoicing
Ability to work independently as well as on project teams
Strong quantitative skills; Strong computer skills with working knowledge of MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), MS Visio or other graphical flow chart program.
Ability to travel by airline in the US and Canada (5%-20% of the time)
Experience using data, statistical tools, and statistical software to identify high-impact process improvements and measure their effect
Strong systems skills and advanced knowledge of at least one computer simulation product (Simeo, Flexsim, Simon, Other), graphical flow chart program, and MS Office applications
All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation
Ideal candidate will possess a “can do” attitude with a “will do” work ethic
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of operations
Strong team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment
General computer skills - Microsoft Office, Outlook, AS400
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.
Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.