Associate Industrial Engineer

Job ID:270947
Finance
Orlando, FL

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JOB SUMMARY: Support process improvement efforts across Universal Parks & Resort (UPR). Aid in determining the most efficient ways to best utilize people, machines, materials, information and energy to provide world class service. Begin to provide individual contribution to problem-solving efforts on selected projects to increase revenue, improve quality, reduce/avoid cost, increase resource utilization, improve cycle time, reduce rework, etc. Deliver real improvements that positively impact the company’s bottom-line through a combination of expertise in quantitative methods and experience across all business functions.

Ideal candidates for these positions would have experience and interest in, knowledge of, or familiarity with supply chain management and logistics, specifically related but not limited to warehousing & inventory management and transportation & distribution within one or more of the following operational environments – retail, food & beverage, uniform/wardrobe, and manufacturing/maintenance, repair and operations (MRO).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Utilize industrial engineering and business analytics tools (e.g., probability and statistics, process flow analysis, queuing theory, mathematical optimization, computer simulation, etc.) as appropriate to reduce/avoid cost or increase revenue to drive OCF improvements through improving operational efficiency. Can include developing and using analytical forecasting/prediction and optimization models that yield process and labor improvement recommendations and improved property-wide operations planning. Establish key performance tracking metrics and monitor ongoing performance.
  • Develop, execute and participate in data collection studies; Also, obtain data using database query tools; Perform data mining and data analysis using statistical tools and methodologies.
  • Partner with internal clients to facilitate productivity and efficiency related analyses. Evaluate and improve methods and procedures for the various operational processes throughout the resort. Also partner with external vendors to provide solutions to improve operational and sales initiatives.
  • Aid in the development and delivery of business cases & presentations to be presented from front line stakeholders to executive leadership.

QUALIFICATIONS: Willingness to support a 24/7/365 Universal Parks & Resorts (UPR) operation, which includes periods of high demand (weekends, holidays, etc.)

EDUCATION: Required: High school degree, or GED. Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Operations Research, Mathematics, Management Science, Decision Science, or a closely-related field

EXPERIENCE: Required: Minimum of 1 year of experience working in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Decision Science, Statistics or other engineering or scientific disciplines; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: 2-3 years of experience working in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Decision Science, Statistics or other engineering or scientific disciplines; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Preferred: reputable and verifiable Big Data Analytics certification (e.g., Certified Analytics Professional (CAP), etc.)

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Skills (Excel, PowerPoint and Visio)
  • Knowledge of and some application of analysis tools and techniques, such as forecasting, queuing theory, process mapping, etc.
  • Knowledge of and some application using statistical and programming tools, such as R, and Python.
  • Capable of communicating and expressing ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including ability to partner with others and deal with multiple priorities and differing points of view in a challenging operational environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under changing conditions

Preferred:

  • In addition to the Required above:
    • Demonstrated proficiency in using advanced Microsoft Office features (Excel, PowerPoint and Visio)
    • Demonstrated proficiency in using analysis tools and techniques such as forecasting, queuing theory, process mapping, etc.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in using statistical and programming tools, such as R, and Python. Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

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